Our scholars study at one of New Zealand's 10 universities or institutes of technology, at a Pacific university, at an English language training provider in South East Asia, or through a training programme in New Zealand.

It's important to find a tertiary institution that will meet your personal as well as academic needs. Each institution specialises in different subjects.

New Zealand institutions

The New Zealand campuses are spread throughout the country - in both the larger main centres and smaller cities. Wherever you go, you’ll have all the amenities you’d expect in a modern urban environment.

At some institutions, most students live on campus, and at others, most students live independently off-site. Visit the websites of institutions you are interested in, or ask them to send you information about student life at their institution and in their city to help you decide.

To find out more about New Zealand institutions, read the Directory for International Students (external link). It gives helpful information on each institution, including areas of speciality, academic programmes, location, accommodation options, and clubs and sports available on campus. 

You can also find out about subject areas and level of study using the Study in New Zealand website (external link).

New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards, New Zealand Pacific Scholarships, and New Zealand Development Scholarships are available for study at the following New Zealand institutions:

Institution Email
Auckland University of Technology (external link) scholarships@aut.ac.nz
Lincoln University (external link) scholarships@lincoln.ac.nz
Massey University (external link) international@massey.ac.nz
Unitec Institute of Technology (external link) international@unitec.ac.nz
University of Auckland (external link) int-questions@auckland.ac.nz
University of Canterbury (external link) international@canterbury.ac.nz
University of Otago (external link) international.admissions@otago.ac.nz
Victoria University of Wellington (external link) VUW-NZAID@vuw.ac.nz
University of Waikato (external link) international@waikato.ac.nz
Manukau Institute of Technology (external link) international@manukau.ac.nz

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are available for study at any of the eight New Zealand universities listed above.

Short term training scholarships and internships for study at diploma and certificate level are available at these New Zealand institutions:

Or contact Skills New Zealand  (external link) to ask about a tailored programme for short term training and internships.

Find a course 

Search the Study in New Zealand database (external link)

Pacific universities

If you're from the Pacific you may be able to apply for a New Zealand Pacific Regional Scholarship where you can study at one of the following institutions:

English language training institutions

If you're from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Indonesia, you may be eligible to undertake English language training in your home country prior to taking up your study in New Zealand. Further information will be provided to successful scholarship candidates.

English language training is available at these institutions: