Here you can find scholarships that support people to study at tertiary level in New Zealand.

General information

  • StudySpy is a free course comparison tool and scholarship index.
  • Careers New Zealand provides information and advice to help you make good decisions about work, study and training. It also provides information about scholarships.
  • Your tertiary education organisation may also have scholarships. This information may be on your organisation's website, or through a scholarships office on campus.


  • The Reserve Bank of New Zealand offers scholarships to students who are majoring in Economics, Finance or Banking at Honours, Masters or PhD level. There are also separate scholarships for second year Māori and Pasifika students to encourage study in these fields.

Other government agencies

  • The Ministry for Primary Industries is offering Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships for Māori and/or female students enrolling in a Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering.


Pacific People

  • The Ministry for Pacific Peoples offers Toloa Tertiary Scholarships for Pacific students to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
  • Pacific Education Foundation scholarships provide financial assistance to Pacific students who are enrolled at tertiary education institutions in New Zealand.

Teaching and education

  • Learning Support Study Awards and Scholarships are offered by the Ministry of Education. We offer Learning Support study awards for teachers in early learning services and schools as well as scholarships to support people undertaking specific specialist courses.

Overseas study and international students

  • New Zealand Education provides scholarship information for both international and New Zealand students.
  • Chevening Scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, are prestigious awards which enable overseas students to study in the United Kingdom. It offers young New Zealanders annual scholarships in three categories: journalism, politics and post-graduate study.
  • Fulbright Graduate Student Awards are provided to New Zealanders and Americans who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential to undertake postgraduate study in the other country.
  • The New Zealand Aid Programme provides support for citizens of some developing countries to undertake vocational training or tertiary level study in their home country, in New Zealand or in the Pacific region.

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