Full Tuition Manaaki Postgraduate Scholarship – New Zealand 2022

Written by K Fisher on January 20, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    New Zealand
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Phone Number: +64 4 439 8000

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is an entrepreneur and philanthropist turned politician. He is the Governor of Kwara State, after an overwhelming victory at the 2019 general elections. He contested as the governorship candidate of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Abdulrahman attended Capital School, Kaduna, between 1966 and 1968; Bishop Smith Memorial School Ilorin between 1970 and 1971; Government College, Kaduna, where he sat his West African School Certificate Examination (WASC) and A-Levels at Davies Laing and Dick (Now DLD College), London England.

As a young man, Abdulrahman opted to become an entrepreneur. As part of his business career, he attended several Executive Management Courses at the College of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Oxford, England (Now Oxford Preston Programme), Oxford, England.

The board’s statuary functions include the following:

  • Award of state scholarship to indigenes/merit students across the public tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.
  • Bursary award (Annual Stipend) to Kwara indigenes in all public Tertiary Institutions across the country
  • Coordination of interview and nomination of Federal scholarship awards and other related opportunities such as:
    • Girl Child Millennium Scholarship Scheme
    • Petroleum Training Development Fund Scholarship (P.T.D.F)
    • Chevron Scholarship Scheme
    • Agbami Scholarship Scheme
    • Tafawa Balewa Scholarship Scheme
  • Coordination of interview and nomination of overseas scholarship which includes:
    • Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship (B.E.A)
    • Common Wealth Scholarship Scheme
    • Other Donor Countries Special Offers.

The entire scholarship experience from developing an individual’s mind and their career, to enjoying the relaxed Kiwi lifestyle and culture, has the potential to shape everyone’s life in the most enriching ways.

The education system in New Zealand is a three-tier model which includes primary and intermediate schools, followed by secondary schools (high schools) and tertiary education at universities and polytechnics. The academic year in New Zealand varies between institutions but generally runs from early February until mid-December for primary schools, late January to late November or early December for secondary schools and polytechnics, and from late February until mid-November for universities.

In 2009, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), ranked New Zealand 7th best at science and reading in the world, and 13th in maths. The Education Index, published as part of the UN’s Human Development Index consistently ranks New Zealand among the highest in the world. Following a general knowledge survey, a report is set to be released in 2020 to discover whether or not New Zealand’s education curriculum is fit for its purpose.



  • Only people who successfully get a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship need to apply for a student visa.
  • All applicants should check if they are likely to meet the student visa requirements before applying for a scholarship.
  • Eligible citizens from Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Africa, and Vanuatu can apply for a scholarship to study at one of four universities in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, or Vanuatu.
  • As part of the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships application process, students need to choose their preferred education institution and preferred courses.
  • Scholarship applicants don’t need to apply for admission to their preferred education institution and courses until they are notified that they are a preferred candidate for a scholarship.
  • If a student is selected for the shortlist (waitlisted) during the scholarship selection process, then the student will need to provide their English language test scores.

Scholars agree to meet all of the academic requirements outlined in the Letter of Scholarship Offer and in the New Zealand Scholarships Policy Handbook. This includes attending all classes, completing all assessments that are compulsory course requirements, and sitting all exams. Applicants are required to achieve satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the continuation criteria set by both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the academic institution.


Generally, to study for a postgraduate qualification, students must have at least:

  • an overall IELTS score of 6.5 and no band less than 6.0
  • a TOEFL score of 90 on the internet-based test with a writing score of 21
  • an overall PTE Academic score of 58 with no communicative skills score less than 50
  • a Cambridge Academic English (advanced) overall score of 176 with no bands less than 169.


As soon as a student accepts a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship, they must apply for a student visa on the relevant immigration website below. Once they accept the scholarship it is recommended that the student start their visa application immediately. The visa application process can take two to three months and it involves medical tests.

If a scholarship recipient does not get a student visa, we will have to withdraw the scholarship.


How to Apply

Applicants should carefully research each approved education institution and its course catalog.

  • An educational institution that suits the student’s individual academic and personal needs
  • A qualification at the level of study available for the individual’s country
  • A qualification that progresses on from their highest qualification

Eight universities to choose from

QS World University Rankings ranks New Zealand universities in the top 3%. New Zealand universities rank in the world’s top 100 in over 30 subjects.

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Southern Institute of Technology
  • Unitec Institute of Technology
  • Wintec – Waikato Institute of Technology
  • University of South Pacific
  • Fiji National University
  • University of Papua New Guinea
  • Pacific Adventist University

Accepted students will receive an acceptance letter justifying that the student can now study and attend the educational university of their choice while reaping the benefits of this scholarship.

Then a scholarship will be sent to the student to accept within a 14 days span.

The student can log in to the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships online application system to read and accept the Letter of Offer. Applicants have 14 days to accept the Scholarship Letter of Offer online. A signed Scholarship Letter of Offer is a legal contract between both the website and the student.


Reward – Extra Benefits

Students who are awarded this scholarship will be presented with coverage on their entire tuition. Along with travel insurance coverage to travel back home during the holiday breaks and seasons.



A few of the deadlines have changed in the last two years, there is no official deadline date available. However, students are requested to contact the phone number below or check the website for deadline updates.


Open Submission Window Time Frame

Typically, there are around a full 6 months available or more depending on the student’s circumstances when it comes to student visas.



This is an annual scholarship.

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