Scholarships and awards available for student exchange

ISEP logo.jpg Explore the World Scholarship

Any student who applies to go on exchange through International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) is automatically considered for one of Massey's Explore the World scholarships.  No additional paperwork is required.  The Selection Committee will review all aspects of your application and interview when making selections. You can receive an Explore the World scholarship even if you receive funds from other scholarships.

Massey University Exchange Student Travel Grant

All New Zealand citizens and permanent residents who apply for Student Exchange are automatically considered for a Travel Grant.  You do not need to submit any additional forms to be considered.  When allocating Travel Grants, the Selection Committee takes into account your academic record, references, interview and any other scholarships you hold.  Students who hold an exchange award from a Massey College, listed below, are not eligible for the Student Travel Grant.

The Massey Foundation new New Zealand Grant

This grant is available to part-time or full-time Massey students to help advance their undergraduate or postgraduate studies.  Distance students are eligible, as well as internal students.  The grant is worth up to $5,000 and can be used for student exchange.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Student Exchange Study Award

Hollywood Blvd USA.jpg Undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree programme offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences may be eligible to apply for a Student Exchange Study Award from the College.  The deadlines to apply are:

15 June for exchanges commencing in Semester One of the following year
15 October for exchanges commencing in Semester Two of the following year

College of Sciences: Applied Science Alex C P Chu Trade For Training Scholarship

The Alex C P Chu Trade for Training Scholarship aims to encourage New Zealand applied science (agriculture and horticulture) students to experience aspects of their discipline within an overseas culture. The Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a postgraduate or undergraduate course in applied science (mainly with course prefixes of 111, 112, 117, 119, 138, 171, 188, 189, 238, or 239).  Applications close with the Scholarships Office, Graduate Research School on 1 November in the year prior to the award being made.

Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia

These awards support top undergraduate or postgraduate students wanting to undertake study or research in Asia. They can cover costs including tuition fees, return economy class flights, accommodation, a living allowance, and medical insurance. The scholarship is focused on ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia, as well as China, Japan, Korea, India and the Middle East.

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America

The PMSLA provides support for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents to study in Latin America.  The funds can be used to cover tuition, flight, insurance, and visa costs for one or two semesters of exchange.  Preference is given for programmes in Colombia and Brazil.  Other Latin American countries such as Bolivia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Nicaragua, and Uruguay are also included.

Orbit Travel – Drawing for a Travel Voucher

Orbit logo.jpg Exchange students who book their flights through Orbit Travel by the deadline will get a range of discounts, benefits and will go into a drawing for a NZ$500 Travel Voucher.  One voucher will be awarded each semester.  It is good for twelve months for any travel you book through Orbit.

Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award

The American Club of Auckland offers an annual Award, valued at NZ$2,000, to a New Zealand student who has been accepted to study in the United States.  The application deadline is 28 April 2017.  This Award is only available for students intending to go on exchange during Semester Two due to the timing of the application deadline.

Scholarships to study in Japan

  • Nagoya University of Foreign Studies offers a monthly stipend (living allowance) of ¥60,000 per month.  You can check the current exchange rate to see what this equates to in NZD.
  • The JASSO scholarship is offered to international students accepted by Japanese universities or graduate schools under a student exchange agreement.  The scholarship offers a monthly stipend and relocation allowance.  Applicants must be citizens of a country that holds diplomatic relations with Japan.  Scholarships are limited and applications are processed through the host university in Japan.  Students do not apply directly for this scholarship, as the host university in Japan nominates students for the scholarship.
  • The Sasakawa Scholarship is available for undergraduate students majoring in Japanese who are accepted for study at a Japanese university under a formal exchange agreement.  This scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who have not been award a JASSO or similar scholarship.  Applications close 31 October (year prior) for students intending to begin their exchange study in March/April (Massey Semester One) and 28 February for those beginning their study in September/October (Massey Semester Two).
  • The Asia:NZ Study Grants to Japan are open to undergraduate students accepted on exchange to Japan.  Students must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, aged between 17 and 25 at the time of study, and be accepted by their home institution and their destination institution for participation in an exchange to Japan for a term of four months or more.  Successful candidates will be required to join the Asia:NZ Young Leaders Network.  Grant recipients may hold other scholarships in addition to the Asia:NZ Study Grant to Japan.

Univ of Idaho logo.jpg Two semester scholarship to study at the University of Idaho

The Rebecca L. Lynch Memorial Scholarship covers tuition, fees, accommodation and meal costs for a female New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident to study for a year at the University of Idaho.  Applications for the scholarship close on 31 August each year.  You must apply through ISEP to study at the University of Idaho.

BUTEX scholarships for study in the United Kingdom

Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad in the UK for either a semester or for a whole academic year.  The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.  The scholarship application deadline for students studying abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year is 15 June 2017.  Because of the timing of the application deadline, this scholarship is only available for students intending to go on exchange during Semester Two.

The Scholarships are open to undergraduate students who have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university or college which is BUTEX-affiliated.  The following Massey exchange destinations are BUTEX-affiliated universities: London Metropolitan University, University of Brighton, University of Edinburgh, University of Essex, and University of Exeter.

Univ of Limerick logo.jpg Scholarship to study at the University of Limerick, Ireland

All Massey students who are accepted on exchange to the University of Limerick will be considered for the Erasmus+ Programme scholarship.  The programme provides a €1,100 Travel Grant and a monthly grant of €850.  There is no additional application that needs to be submitted.

French Embassy in Wellington - Student Scholarships

Every year the French Embassy in Wellington allocates a few scholarships to New Zealand students wanting to pursue postgraduate exchange study in France. The scholarship provides a travel grant of €2,000. Recipients are selected on academic merit, with preference given to Political Science, Law, Economics, Business and Management, Science or Engineering students. The student must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and enrol at a French university or Grande Ecole for a minimum of one semester of full-time study.  The student does not have to have been accepted by a French university at the time of application for the grant.  The closing date is 31 December each year.


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