Your Scholarship experience

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

Gain a world-class education in Wellington

At Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington—a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships partner institution—you will join an outstanding academic community that is diverse, welcoming, and with a strong global outlook.

You will benefit from:

Receive ongoing support

We offer a unique, comprehensive support programme for Scholarship students. A dedicated team will help you make your Scholarship and your time at the University a success.

Once you arrive, you will meet your International Student Officer, who will help you adjust to University life. They will be available throughout your studies to answer any questions and provide support.

You will receive:

Manaakitanga is expressing kindness and respect to others, emphasising responsibility and reciprocity. The most valuable aspect of the Manaaki scholarship programme is its emphasis on these values.

Silivia Pulotu (Tonga),

Master of Education

Join a strong Scholarships community

Make the most of your opportunities to connect with fellow Scholarship students. You will take part in:

  • fortnightly afternoon teas—these help to build a community among Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship students and provide a casual environment where you can discuss your experience
  • Annual General Meeting—this includes live performances, guest speakers, personal and professional development sessions, and general Scholarship updates
  • formal completion ceremony—this prestigious event marks the end of your studies and may include speeches from partner country ambassadors, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and senior academic staff at the University.

Meet our Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship students