This years’ Welcome to New Zealand Scholarship marks the anniversary of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and New Zealand. New Zealand is open to international students and we look forward to welcoming you. The country with one of the best education system in the world awards scholarships to those wishing to undertake studies at a New Zealand university of their choice or Te Pūkenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology).
The scholarships are aimed at students who are interested in spending a semester abroad or studying for a full degree (bachelor's or master's) at a New Zealand university or Te Pūkenga. We are looking for candidates who, in addition to their enthusiasm for New Zealand, also have an exceptional CV - be it because they are particularly talented, particularly committed, or simply exceptional for other reasons.
The Welcome to New Zealand scholarships are worth up to €8,000 and enable you to study at one of New Zealand's top world-class education providers. The scholarship covers part or the entire tuition fees (depending on the programme) for students wishing to do a semester abroad in the winter or summer semester of 2024. We will award one scholarship of €8,000 and six scholarships of €2,500.
Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
Value period: 1 year
You can apply for the Welcome to New Zealand Scholarship online using the application form. Your application will only be accepted in English. Applications in other languages cannot be considered.
If you already have a letter of offer from a New Zealand institution, please upload it via the application form. It is not necessary to have an offer of study/letter of offer at a university in New Zealand at the time of application. However, a letter of offer is required for the payment of the scholarship. If you have any questions or need further guidance on where to study or how to apply, please contact the following education agencies: IEC Online, GOstralia!-GOmerica!, College Contact and Institute Ranke Heinemann.
Video or text
Create a short video OR write a short text introducing yourself and explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the Welcome to New Zealand scholarship. Show us why you're a fan of New Zealand and its universities. Also, tell us why you should receive a scholarship and why you are exceptional.
Statements can be submitted in the following formats: