When it comes to studying abroad and in a different country like New Zealand, it can be a taxing moment when it comes down to researching what available scholarships there are to pursue. From government grants, to university entrance scholarships that are handed out upon sending in the submission admissions application.
We will break down what scholarships and fellowships are available in each country, along with the title of those scholarships. This way it can be much easier during a student’s research when they decide to look up the full details of that scholarship to see if they are an eligible match.
Along with scholarships, we will place any internships or work-study programs that may be readily available for international students.
Below is a list of scholarships available to both domestic citizens of the New Zealand and international students interested in studying in the country.
Scholarships in New Zealand:
- University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship
- Tongarewa Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington
- ADB-Japan Scholarship Program for Developing Countries in Asia and Pacific
- Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships
- New Zealand Aid Program Scholarships
- New Zealand Pacific Scholarships (NZPS)
- Auckland University of Technology Scholarships
- Otago International Excellence Scholarships
- Whitireia Community Polytechnic International Scholarships
- Victoria University of Wellington – Alison Morton Scholarships in Ecology/Marine Biology in New Zealand
Student Visa in New Zealand
When it comes to a student visa, students will need to have the correct documentation to show they are a resident or citizen of the current country they live in.
Yes, international students will need to acquire a student visa before arriving in New Zealand. As standard procedure it is easier on the student to acquire a student visa before arriving so there is no problems with crossing the border into the country. At times, it can be difficult for student upon arrival if they do not have all of their paperwork stating which university, they are attending in New Zealand, or what they intend to study. Along with not having a student visa to all the student to stay the full academic term.
EU students do have different terms and conditions when it comes to a student visa, because most EU citizens do not need a visa in another EU country.
Learn the Local Language
This is one of the bigger points for any country. Each country releases a huge amount of ‘language scholarships’ that is dedicated to the students who are currently learning the local language and who intend to pursue a higher education in the cultural history of New Zealand.
Each country will have a language proficiency exam to place ethe student in classes where they are familiar with the language. This is a regular occurrence to ensure that the student does not immediately fall behind in their coursework because simply they do not understand the language.
Most universities will place international students into free language programs so the students can begin basic level exercises to help them to learn the local or official language of the country.