International Scholarships for Nepalese Students in New Zealand

World-famous for its friendly people, spectacular landscapes, educational excellence and relaxed lifestyle, New Zealand is a great place for international students to pursue their higher education.
There are a variety of grants, bursaries and scholarships for Nepalese students in New Zealand to assist students with their financial needs while studying in New Zealand. International students are supported financially by the New Zealand government, corporations, universities, and some private organisations. The New Zealand government, as well as different commercial and public institutions, provides several scholarships and bursaries. When applying for any of these scholarships, double-check the eligibility requirements as well as the application deadline.

Scholarships in New Zealand are awarded on the basis of merit, need, student-specific, or course-specific grants, and the amount of the scholarship varies depending on the course and the student's profile. The country's scholarships are intended to create a group of well-educated and highly skilled individuals who can help developing countries achieve long-term progress. Scholarships also contribute to the development of strong and long-lasting ties between New Zealand and its partner countries.

As per the data of 2019, around 1385 Nepalese students are pursuing their masters or bachelors in New Zealand. This number has even surpassed France’s count owing to the availability of surplus scholarships in New Zealand universities & other educational institutions.

International Scholarships for Nepalese Students in New Zealand include:

  • Full-fledged tuition fees
  • A living allowance (NZ$491 per week approx.)
  • An establishment allowance (NZ$3000 approx.),
  • Medical insurance when you are in New Zealand
  • Travel allowance during the course tenure (allowed based on the length of scholarship)

Read more and know about the government offered scholarships in New Zealand for international students:

New Zealand Scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate study

  • This study abroad scholarship option is available for all international students who wish to study a full-time course at a New Zealand education institution or a Pacific university.
  • Eligibility requirements to avail of this scholarship vary from a university to university.

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

  • One of the New Zealand Government’s administered scholarships for international students in Nepal to undertake PhD courses.
  • International students must not hold PR/ citizenship status in Australia to be eligible for this New Zealand Scholarship.

New Zealand Short Term Training Scholarships for Pacific and Timor-Leste citizens

  • One of the New Zealand Government’s administered scholarships for international students in Nepal to undertake PhD courses.
  • International students must not hold PR/ citizenship status in Australia to be eligible for this New Zealand Scholarship.

New Zealand English Language Training for Officials Scholarships (NZELTO)

This is a unique scholarship for the government officials from eligible African and Asian countries to come to New Zealand for the English language training.
We at AECC Global provide you with information and steps to receive scholarships from both government and private universities. The private universities which offer scholarships to study in New Zealand for international students are:

Apply now - $20,000 AUT Pro Vice-Chancellor International's Excellence Scholarship, Semester Two 2021.

Selection Criteria: 

  • Applicants must be full-fee paying international students (Note: International students are students who are neither citizens, permanent residents nor resident visa holders of New Zealand or Australia).
  •   Applicants must have a current and valid conditional or unconditional offer to study at an AUT programme (Bachelor degree level or above, excluding doctoral and at least 120 points) commencing in Semester Two 2021.
  •   Applications must be currently onshore in New Zealand.
  •   Applicants can be previous AUT students, who are applying for a higher level programme(e.g. an AUT bachelor degree graduate applying for a master’s programme).
  •   Applicants will be asked to provide their AUT Student ID in the box provided on the application form.
  •   Scholarships are awarded on academic merit and the quality of the applicant's personal statement.
  •   Applicants are required to declare if they have applied for other scholarships both internally (i.e. awarded by AUT) and externally (e.g. government scholarships). Th
Scholarship Name
Amount/ Desc
Otago Polytechnic
 International Scholarship-  Auckland Campus
NZ $ 4,000 (each year for three years)
•For second and third years, the student must achieve B Average in the previous year NZ $ 4,000 (each year for two years)
•For the second year, the student must achieve B Average in the first Year Graduate Diploma NZ$ 1600 Post Graduate Diploma & Master’s NZ $ 1600
Min 60%
Student application must be done online
For bachelor and diploma programmes, students must get minimum B GPA to be eligible for the following year.
Students must not apply for RPL/cross credits.
Southern Institutes of Technology
 Scholarships Scheme
20% discount on all the tuition fees 
Min 60%
Applicable to all countries where the duration the programme of the study in over one academic year, the scholarship then applies to all the consecutive years of study prescribed for the qualification(i.e all three years of a bachelor’s degree)

University of Waikato
University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship

Up to NZD 10,000 towards tuition fees

Talented international students who demonstrate excellent academic achievement and the potential to become global ambassadors for the University of Waikato. Applicants must be intending to enrol at UoW for the first time in either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree and must have received a conditional or unconditional Offer of Place from UoW.
Regional Scholarship 
NZ$ 2000 with 4 weeks free Accommodation 
Aspire 2 International
UP NZ$ 1000 Discount
The University of Canterbury
UC College of Engineering International Scholarship
Up to $15,000 for first year only

Eligible candidates must be full-fee-paying international students .They must be completing, or have completed on or after 1 January of the year before the year of application, a University Entrance-level qualification that permits entry into a University of Canterbury undergraduate degree programme. Applicants, by the closing date for the round in which they are applying, must have applied for admission to the University.

All Bachelor Degree Scholarship
NZ$ 3000

This offer applies to international students enrolling at NMIT for the first time. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer.

Lincoln University
International taught master merit scholarships Lincoln University
$7,000 - $10,000
B+ average

Qualifying international students will be awarded with a scholarship of NZ 00 –NZ,000 towards the overall cost of their study in one of the 180 credit taught master’s programmes. The last year of their bachelor’s degree to meet requirements.

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