Full Tuition Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade Scholarship for International Students – New Zealand 2022

Written by K Fisher on January 17, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Science Technologies
  • Country of the Scholarship

    New Zealand
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Phone Number: +64 3 211 2699

Southern Institute of Technology is one of New Zealand’s largest institutes of technology, with 13,758 students in 2017 for a total of 4,922 EFTs (3,989 domestic, 933 International ).

Established in 1971, SIT has since become famous for its Zero Fees Scheme. The scheme, which is open to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, sees students save thousands of dollars on the cost of their tertiary education. The Institute is also renowned for the quality of its facilities and equipment. On 1 April 2020, Southern Institute of Technology will be subsumed into New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology alongside the 15 other Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs).

SIT offers over 200 programs in a range of academic, technical and professional subjects at postgraduate, graduate, bachelor, diploma and certificate levels. SIT is a member of the International Association of Universities.

SIT has several campuses around Invercargill (SIT Tay Street, Downtown and SIT Sound) with other campuses located in Queenstown, Gore, Telford, Christchurch and Auckland, and has a distance education faculty, SIT2LRN. In 2018 SIT acquired MAINZ, the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand, and operates MAINZ campuses in Auckland and Christchurch.

A new campus, the SIT Creative Center will open in 2020, on the site of the historic St Johns Church.

SIT hosts a rapidly growing number of international students. SIT’s international strategy was adopted as an explicit attempt to address labor

SIT offers accommodation at the SIT apartments and homestay is available for international students.

From 2018 SIT offers the Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursary, open to students studying in Southland who are in their first year of tertiary study.

shortages in Southland. In 2012, over 626 students from 42 different countries around the world studied at SIT. SIT also has a cosmopolitan staff, with an eighth of its staff in 2012 hailing from overseas.

SIT has a number of international partnerships and is a member of the International Association of Universities.

The University of Auckland is a public research university based in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the largest, most comprehensive and highest-ranked university in New Zealand and consistently places among the Top 100 universities in the world. The institution was established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand.

Originally it was housed in a disused courthouse. Today, the University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest university by enrollment, hosting about 40,000 students on five Auckland campuses. The City Campus, in central Auckland, has the bulk of the students and faculties. There are eight faculties, including a law school, as well as three associated research institutes.



  • Applications are accepted from the Pacific, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
  • Students must either be an undergraduate and graduate degree program in any subject offered by the University.
  • All those who are eligible, the candidates must have a previous year’s degree (or equivalent) with a good academic result.
  • Both male and female students may apply
  • Students who have a former criminal background cannot apply, otherwise, their application would be dismissed.



The recommended courses and programs that students will need to choose from to enroll in:

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Architectural Technology
  • Business & Commerce
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing & Management
  • Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Sport Science

Students can gain a world-class education and better career prospects: All New Zealand universities are in the top 3% of universities worldwide by QS World University Rankings.

Students will be able to gain leadership skills and practical skills to share with their country: The study program will relate to the students country’s human resource and development needs. After their study, they will return home to make a positive difference in their home country.

All students will study in English: Learning and living abroad in an English-speaking country will reinforce their English language skills. English is the most commonly spoken language and Te Reo Māori and New Zealand Sign Language are the official languages of New Zealand.

Students will enjoy a good work-life balance. New Zealand is small and uncrowded so getting around and getting things done is relatively easy. New Zealanders value work-life balance. Students will have time for fun and relaxation, as well as conscientious study.

All applicants that are chosen are recipients can expect to get good pastoral care: New Zealand educators have a duty of care to international students under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. This Code sets minimum standards to ensure international students are well-informed, safe and properly cared for by their education institution.

Students can also figure out all of the important documents need for a successful scholarship application turn in.


How to Apply

To apply, first, applicants have to take admission to an undergraduate and graduate degree program at the Auckland University of Technology. After, to be considered for the program, applicants must meet the documents required at the University.

All applying students must have to check the entry requirements of their chosen program.

If a student’s education has not been conducted in the English language, they will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

Students are expected to attend the University of Auckland.


Reward – Extra Benefits

Auckland University of Technology will provide educational fund to eligible students in New Zealand in the form of full tuition covered fees, a living exchange monthly allowance, and travel fees will be covered.

Students can learn from innovative experts in high demand subjects. New Zealand has experts in climate change and adaptation, environmental management, renewable energy, disaster risk management, food security, agribusiness, public sector management, indigenous development and innovative business.

Along with being able to travel around the New Zealand country with relative ease to experience New Zealand’s diverse landscapes from beautiful coastlines, snowy mountains, green native bush, quiet countryside to dynamic cosmopolitan cities.



For these countries the deadline date is May 10, 2022 – June 8, 2022:

  • Kiribati
  • Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau)
  • Nauru
  • Niue
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa (Open Category)
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu


Open Submission Window Time Frame

The open submission window time frame is from May 10, 2022 to June 8, 2022. This timeline has changed in the past before, and students need to check the ministry website to see when the deadline has changed.



This is annual scholarship that happens once a year.

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