Scholarships open to International students

Undergraduate scholarships

New Zealand Pacific Scholarships

Pacific scholarships are open to applicants from government, civil society, private business organisations and qualified secondary school leavers to support both undergraduate and postgraduate study. Applications are welcome from the following countries Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Special arrangements are made for those holding New Zealand citizenships or residency. Applicants need to contact their local representative for details. You can download the application form or visit the New Zealand Aid Programme website for more information.

Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF)

Find out more about Sasakawa scholarships at the Sasakawa website.

Excellence Awards for Latin America

These awards provide financial assistance to students from Latin America to study in the areas of Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Latin-America-Excellence-Awards.pdf (783 KB)

Postgraduate scholarships

Massey University Doctoral Scholarship

Doctoral Scholarships are awarded through the colleges, and scholarship applicants need to contact the relevant postgraduate coordinator in the college.

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships provide financial support for postgraduate students seeking doctoral degrees by research in New Zealand universities. Up to ten scholarships are awarded annually. These scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by the Education New Zealand Trust.

The scholarships aim to:

  • Attract top international students
  • Maximise the research capability, and output of New Zealand tertiary providers
  • Build deeper education partnerships with participating countries and regions
  • Enhance the international profile and reputation of New Zealand’s tertiary education institutions

Find out more.

New Zealand Development Scholarships

The New Zealand government through the New Zealand Aid Programme provides scholarships in the undergraduate and postgraduate levels through three scholarship schemes:

  • New Zealand Pacific Scholarships - see above
  • New Zealand Development Scholarships are a non-bilateral scheme available to candidates from the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Venezuela and Zambia. Under this scheme candidates independently apply for scholarships. The scholarship covers tuition, return airfare, medical and travel insurance and a living allowance. Funding is no longer available for dependents. Applicants must have an offer of place before the application deadline, or the application will not be considered. Download the application form or visit the New Zealand Aid Programme website.
  • The New Zealand ASEAN Scholars Award provides postgraduate scholarships for applicants from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Lao PDR, Burma and Vietnam. Selection criteria are determined by partner governments. Applicants must apply for the scholarship via their home country. Scholarships cover tuition, return airfare, medical and travel insurance and a living allowance.  Funding is no longer available for dependents. Candidates from Burma need to directly apply to the institution. Download the application form or visit the New Zealand Aid Programme website.

Commonwealth Scholarships

These are offered to students from other parts of the Commonwealth under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan. The scholarships aim to provide opportunities for students to pursue advanced courses or undertake research at a university in New Zealand. Candidates are required to be Commonwealth citizens or British protected persons and must have graduated from an institution in their own country. See further details about Commonwealth scholarships.

English language awards for PhD students (from Thailand, Vietnam or Indonesia)

Massey University offers English Language education awards, covering tuition fees for up to six months per student, to selected students from Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia who have been offered a place in a PhD research degree at Massey University. To apply, please download an application form.

Higher Education Commission Scholarships

These scholarships are offered by Pakistan's Higher Education Commission (HEC) for Pakistani students seeking to pursue PhD degrees at Massey University. Find out more about the HEC scholarships.

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