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Scholarships to Study in New Zealand

If you are planning to complete your higher studies in New Zealand and are academically bright. Then go through this article to know more about the scholarships offered in New Zealand.

Getting higher-education in New Zealand can be inexpensive if it is prepared well in advance so that one can apply for a variety of scholarships provided by Kiwi colleges and universities prior to the deadline. Open to well-founded foreign students to assist them support their studies, these financial aids can be paid in full or in part, depending on the requirements of the universities, the institution and course. Various bursaries and scholarships too are offered by the Government of New Zealand, as well as by numerous public and private institutions. When applying for any of the scholarships, be sure to review the conditions precisely, with the closing date of the application.

Conditions for applying to scholarships to get education in New Zealand for Indian students

A good academic score is the most important condition for most scholarships, but it also depends on components such as your chosen location, topic, and degree. Some scholarships can also benefit from factors such as volunteering and extracurricular activities. 

Students should bear in mind that each scholarship has its own acceptability requirements. While in others, a simple application may suffice, in others, students may have to satisfy many other parameters. For example, in research-centric programs, one will need to submit written assignments.

Amount of money is available through scholarships

The type of award and amount of money available differ from institution to institution. Some research courses may provide upto 100 percent of the school fees, in addition to covering part of students’ living expenses. One may face major competition when applying for government scholarships compared to institution scholarships. So, it’s recommended to start the procedure around 8-12 months before the desired intake starts.

Here we have mentioned some preferred scholarship programs students can apply to as an Indian student:

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)

Financed by the New Zealand government, this scholarship is for Indian students who aim to pursue a PhD in New Zealand. Inclusions under this award are university tuition fee, associated student levies, living stipend (up to NZ$25,000 tax-free) and health insurance coverage (up to NZ$600 yearly) for three years. (Although, it may vary as per different education providers)

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships

Indian students who apply to master’s degree or PhD can try for the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP). The plan will cover tuition fee, living, travel and health insurance, and establishment allowance. This scholarship offers many benefits such as:

  • An allowance of NZ$ 491 per week for living expenses
  • Full tuition fees
  • Medical and travel insurance and research cost for postgraduate students
  • For covering, setup cost an establish allowance of NZ$ 3,000

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 courses and NZ 10,000 each for UG courses. 

NZ-GRADS New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarship

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions has launched a new NZ-GRADS program if you aspire to complete your PhD in agriculture emission science. It covers the following expenses for 36 months (3 years):

  • Tuition fees up to NZD 10,000 per year
  • An annual stipend for covering expenses NZD 28,000 per year (tax-free)
  • Medical insurance up to NZD 700 per year
  • Visa application cost not exceeding up to $1,000
  • Airfare upon returning to New Zealand up to a maximum amount of $6,000
  • Research allowance up to $1,500
  • Feel free to reach out to your IDP international education expert for the application process 

SEG Scholarship

This scholarship program is 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

  • The length of the award is one year
  • For the academic year 2021-22, the applications will be invited from November 1, 2020

All these scholarships can help you get into your favourite university or college. So if you are planning your future in New Zealand it is advisable to consult your nearest expert and start planning right away.

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