Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships Programme

With a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship, you will receive fully funded study at the University—and the chance to give back to your country.

Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships are funded through the New Zealand Aid Programme and administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to help build prosperity, security, and sustainable growth in partner countries.

At Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington—a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships partner institution—you can study programmes that will best benefit your country, while receiving ongoing support from a dedicated team. Your Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship will give you a world-class education, lifelong friendships, and vital skills to strengthen your career.

Students from eligible partner countries in the following regions may apply:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • Latin America
  • Pacific

Students from Commonwealth countries may also qualify for a Commonwealth Scholarship under the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships Programme.

Check if your country is an eligible partner country.

Your Scholarship experience

The University provides a unique experience to Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship students, with a world-class education and dedicated support.

What the Scholarship covers

Your Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship covers most of the costs of studying including your fees, travel, insurance, and a fortnightly living allowance.

Apply for a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship

Find out whether you are eligible and how to apply for a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship.

Scholarship study options

Find out what you can study at the University as part of the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships Programme.

Get ready for your Scholarship

Congratulations on your Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship. Here’s what you need to do to get ready for your study in Wellington.

Meet our Scholarships team

Our dedicated team is here to support you from the moment you receive your Scholarship, throughout your studies, and until you return home.

I’m truly grateful to be on the Manaaki scholarship. I have kept this experience close to my heart because it has changed and shaped every aspect of my life in a good way.

Vaetoeifaga Apelu (Samoa),

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science