We accept applications early in the year for tertiary study beginning the following year. Check the relevant tertiary application dates and application method for your country.

Applications in the 2017 selection round for study beginning in 2018 are now CLOSED. Thank you for your applications and good luck! If you're wondering what is happening with your application, see Selection process timeline.

For study beginning in 2019, the application round will open early in 2018. The below dates are indicative only. Before applications open you should begin preparing to apply. There is a lot of research you should do before you begin writing your application. Interested applicants should research their proposed course of study, whether this aligns with priority sectors for their country, and which institution will best fulfil their academic and personal needs. See How to apply for more information.

 

Group One Countries:

Applications open: 1 February 2018

Applications close: 15 March 2018, 12pm (midday) NZ Time.

Online OR Paper-based available for:

Cambodia

Indonesia

Laos PDR

Myanmar

Nauru

Niue

Papua New Guinea

Solomon Islands

Timor-Leste

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu 

Group Two Countries:

Applications open: 16 February 2018

Applications close: 30 March 2018, 12pm (midday) NZ Time.

 

Online Only for:

Africa

Bhutan

Fiji

Jordan

Latin America

Malaysia

Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau)

Mongolia

Nepal

Philippines

Thailand

Caribbean

Viet Nam 

Applications open: February 2018

Applications close:  March 2018

 

Paper-based only for:

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships

Applications open:  January 2017

Applications close:  March 2017

Paper-based only for:

Kiribati

Dates To be confirmed 

Paper-based only for: 

Samoa

The online application portal is under heavy stress in the days before applications close, so don't leave your application to the last minute.

  • Get your application in at least 3-7 days before the closing time in case there are technical problems with the online application portal. (Technical problems might mean that the online application portal crashes or does not work for several hours)
  • We accept no responsibility for technical problems with the online process.
  • Late applications are not accepted.
  • Application deadline is in New Zealand Time. Applications close at midday (NZ Time), not midnight.