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Scholarships and Grants

There are a range of scholarships available to assist people wishing to study in New Zealand (Domestic students only).


There are currently two ECNZ scholarships available to potential students. There are also a range of scholarships you may be eligible for. Click on the links below to find out more about them or read on to find out about other scholarships and grants.
 

Judy Kaa Scholarship (for postgraduate students)
 

Bennetts Textbook Scholarships
 


 

A list is provided below that will help you identify possible options:

Breakout is the Funding Information Service’s searchable database of New Zealand scholarships, awards and grants. BreakOut charges for this service, but also offers its service for free at public libraries and elsewhere.

Careers New Zealand website

givME database of scholarships

givME is a searchable database of over 4,000 scholarships. You can enter in your details and the database will match you with possible scholarships you could apply for.

You can use givME for free at:

Scholarships, grants and awards for Māori students

There are many scholarships, grants and awards available for Māori students, so it makes sense to do some research to find your best options.

Who can I talk to about scholarship applications?

Many scholarships are listed online.

You can contact the student support services or the Māori liaison at universities or polytechnics you're interested in. You could also approach iwi organisations, which may have information about scholarships and funding opportunities for Māori.

What websites can I look at for scholarships?

Below are some websites that list Māori scholarship information.

Scholarships, grants and awards for Pasifika students

There are many scholarships, grants and awards available to Pasifika students, so it pays to do some research to find the best one for you.

Who can I talk to about scholarship applications?

Contact the Pasifika liaison at universities or polytechnics to find out more about scholarships for Pasifika peoples. You can also approach community and church leaders, as they often have information about scholarships and funding opportunities for Pasifika students.

What can I look at for scholarships?

Below are links to some of the main websites and publications that have Pasifika scholarship information.

Scholarship stories

Read stories about Pasifika students who have received scholarships, and find out how they got them.