New Zealand Manaaki Scholarships – Study in New Zealand

There is some startling news for international students who want to pursue higher education abroad. Applications for the New Zealand Manaaki Scholarships 2024 are now being accepted. The New Zealand government is providing funding for the scholarship. Are New Zealand Manaaki Scholarships available for studies toward undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees? International applicants are welcome to submit scholarship applications from the areas listed below.

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If your country is listed as eligible, you should apply; if not, short-term training scholarships are available for Southeast Asia and Pacific citizens, as well as Timor-Leste and English Language Training for Officials Scholarships (NZELTO).

Because of COVID-19 updates, some countries (Commonwealth Countries) are not eligible to apply for the New Zealand Manaaki Scholarships.

New Zealand Manaaki Scholarships Summary

Scholarship CountryNew Zealand
Sponsored Government of New Zealand
Degree LevelUndergraduate, Masters, PhD degree
Scholarship AwardFully Funded
NationalityInternational Students
New Zealand Manaaki Scholarships SUMMARY

Scholarships Duration

  • For Undergraduate Degree: 3-4 years
  • For Master’s Degree: 1-2 years
  • For Ph.D. degree: 3.5 years
  • Postgraduate Certificate: 6 months
  • Postgraduate Diploma: 1 year

Available Study fields

Food Security and Agriculture

  • Agricultural science
  • Biosecurity
  • Horticulture
  • Supply chain management

Law and Justice

  • Criminal justice
  • Criminology
  • Gender
  • Human rights

Climate Change and the Environment

  • Water management
  • Natural resource management
  • Forestry
  • Environmental science
  • Engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical engineering

Disaster Risk Management

  • Volcanology
  • Emergency management
  • Disaster management
  • Meteorology


  • Education policy and planning
  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Research and evaluation
  • Quality assurance
  • Education leadership
  • Specialist teaching (Information technology, mathematics, and science)
  • Education for learners with special needs
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Educational leadership: Teaching education and teacher training

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  • Nurse educators
  • Nursing
  • Mental health
  • Specialized Health Profession (e.g. Gynaecologist, Mental health, Paediatrics, Emergency medicine, Radiologist). Postgraduate degree level only

Economic Resilience and Private Sector Tourism

  • Aviation engineering
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Tourism management

Good Governance

  • Government services: Public sector administration, Public policy, procurement, Public financial management, and management.

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Financial Services

  • Cover the Full Tuition fee waivers
  • Monthly Stipend
  • Airfare tickets
  • Healthcare Coverage
  • Research and Thesis Allowance
  • Provides additional Allowances for Startups in New Zealand


In order to be qualified for the New Zealand Manaaki Scholarships, candidates need to fulfill the eligibility requirements listed below.

  • International students may apply for scholarships provided they are from one of the following regions: Asia, the Pacific, Africa, the Caribbean, or Latin America.
  • Students wishing to apply for a scholarship must be at least eighteen.
  • If students are chosen for the scholarship, they must apply for a visa.
  • After graduation, students must consent to do community development service back home.
  • Students must fulfill the COVID-19 criteria for the New Zealand Manaaki Scholarships in order to apply for the scholarship.
  • Unless you request an exemption and present concrete proof of it, proof of English language proficiency is necessary.

Required Documents

  • ID Card
  • Previous Degree Certificate, Transcripts
  • IELTS/TOEFL (Not More than 18 months)
  • Other Supporting Documents

List of Eligible Countries

Only the citizens of eligible countries are able to apply for the New Zealand Manaaki Scholarships. The New Zealand government does not award academic scholarships to you if your country is not on the eligible list.

Pacific Countries

  • Scholarships to study in New Zealand: Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji (postgraduate only), Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu,  Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu
  • Scholarships to study at a Pacific university: Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Niue, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

Asian Countries

  • Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Jordan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam

African Countries

  • Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Eswatini, Egypt, Ethiopia, Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Djibouti, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Caribbean Countries

  • Grenada, Guyana, Belize, St Lucia, St Vincent, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and the Grenadines, Suriname.

Latin American Countries

  • Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,  Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela

Commonwealth Countries

  • We regret to inform you that no tertiary scholarships are available for the Commonwealth for the selection of the 2023 round as a result of COVID-19.


  • The Selections round for Tertiary Scholarships 2023 is now closed.
  • The application portal for the “Samoa Foundations” Scholarship 2023 will be open in August 2023 for study in 2024.

How to Apply

The application process is online for the New Zealand Manaaki Scholarships 2024. Depending on the nation or region you are from, the application process for scholarships varies. To apply for the scholarship, must visit the respective application portal of your region on the official website

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