New Zealand Scholarships programme

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

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 Victoria University of Wellington—a New Zealand Scholarships partner institution—you can study programmes that will best benefit your country, while receiving ongoing support from a dedicated team. Your 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 New Zealand Scholarships programme.

Check if your country is an eligible partner country.

Your Scholarship experience

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

What the Scholarship covers

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

Apply for a New Zealand Scholarship

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

Scholarship study options

Find out what you can study at Victoria University of Wellington as part of the New Zealand Scholarships programme.

Get ready for your Scholarship

Congratulations on your 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.

The Scholarship is an incredible opportunity to enhance one’s worldview, to acquire knowledge and ultimately to give back to one’s country.
New Zealand Scholarship student Maya Stjuste

Maya St Juste (Jamaica),

Master of Architecture (Professional)