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Scholarships for Indian students in New Zealand

If you plan ahead of time, you can apply for a variety of scholarships offered by New Zealand universities and colleges before the deadlines. These financial benefits are available to deserving overseas students to assist them in funding their studies. They can be paid in full or in part, depending on the criteria, course, and institution. The New Zealand government, as well as numerous commercial and public institutions, offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries. If you’re applying for one of these scholarships, double-check the eligibility requirements and the deadline.

What is the criteria for applying to scholarships to study in New Zealand for Indian students?

A solid academic score is the most significant condition for most scholarships; nevertheless, it also depends on aspects such as your selected destination, subject, and level. Extracurricular hobbies and volunteer work might be used to your advantage in some scholarship applications.mber of additional requirements in others. For instance, in research-centric programs, you may have to submit written assignments. Do not hesitate to contact your AEMS international education expert if you have any doubts.

What amount of money is available through scholarships?

Depending on the institution, the amount of money provided and the type of reward differ. Depending on the research programme, you could receive up to 100% of your tuition as well as a portion of your living expenses. When applying for government scholarships versus university scholarships, you may face more competition. As a result, we recommend starting the operation 8-12 months prior to the commencement of your ideal intake.

Here are some popular scholarship programs you can apply to as an Indian student: 

Name of scholarship Description
New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) These scholarships, which are funded by the New Zealand government, are for Indian students interested in pursuing a PhD in New Zealand. University tuition fees, associated student levies, a living stipend (up to NZ$25,000 tax-free) and three years of health insurance coverage (up to NZ$600 yearly) are all covered under this award. (However, depending on the educational provider, this may vary.)(Source:
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships Students from India can apply for the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan if they are pursuing a master’s degree or a PhD. (CSFP). Tuition, living expenses, travel and health insurance, as well as a start-up allowance are all included in this scheme. This scholarship comes with a slew of perks, including:Full tuition feesAn allowance of NZ$ 491 per week for living expensesFor covering, setup cost an establish allowance of NZ$ 3,000Medical and travel insurance and research cost for postgraduate students(Sources: *
New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) NZEA features scholarships across all eight universities, offering an opportunity for Indian students to experience New Zealand excellence in various fields. This scholarship is funded by Education New Zealand (ENZ) and New Zealand universities catering to Indian students. The number of scholarships in PG programs is 28 and in UG is 3. The value of this scholarship is NZ 5,000 each for PG course and NZ 10,000 each for UG course. (Source:
NZ-GRADS New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarship If you want to pursue a PhD in farm emission science, the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions has created the new NZ-GRADS programme. It covers the following expenses for 36 months (3 years):Tuition fees up to NZD 10,000 per yearAn annual stipend for covering expenses NZD 28,000 per year (tax-free)Medical insurance up to NZD 700 per yearVisa application cost not exceeding up to NZ$1,000Airfare upon returning to New Zealand up to a maximum amount of $6,000Research allowance up to NZ$1,500Feel free to reach out to your AEMS international education expert for the application process (Source:
SEG Scholarship Funded by the Soshi Educational Group, it encourages the study of geophysics and related geosciences for undergraduate (A and B scholarships) and other programs (C scholarships) Value of the scholarships 
a) Scholarship A: NZD 7,000 annually  
b) Scholarship B: NZD 5,000 annually 
c) SEG Scholarship C: NZD 3,000 annually
 It is awarded is for one yearFor the academic year 2021-22, the applications will be invited from November 1, 2020Sources: * *
Palmerston North City Mayor’s Goodwill Ambassador Scholarship The Palmerston North City Council is sponsoring it in order to promote Palmerston North as a desirable place for overseas students. It is available for courses that are career-based/vocational, undergraduate, and postgraduate.
 Value of the scholarship: NZD 1,000 towards the first year’s tuition(Source:’s%20Goodwill%20Ambassador%20Scholarship,international%20students%20in%20Palmerston%20North.)

*This is an indicative list, speak with your counsellor for details and best available options suited to your profile

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