Fully funded Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships for 2023 (Bachelor, Masters, PhD)

February 6, 2023

Target Audience


Program Overview

New Zealand offers Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships to eligible citizens from developing countries to study abroad at a New Zealand education institution or university or at a Pacific university.

New Applicants

Eligible applicants can only start an application from the application opening date for their country.

Step 1: Confirm your eligibility

Complete the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships online eligibility test to see if you are eligible to apply. If the Online Eligibility Test confirms that you are eligible, you will get an eligibility code (number).

Step 2: Register for a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship account

If you are eligible you will see a “register” button on the webpage, click on this to start your registration for a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship Account.

You will be asked to enter an email address (this will become your username for logging on again later). The system will run a check to make sure that this email address is not already in use. If the check passes, you will need to complete the rest of your account details and select “Register.”

This is where you will enter the eligibility code that you have emailed to yourself or written down.

Step 3: Set the password for your Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship account

You will be sent an email to set a password to complete the registration process.  Click on the link in the email which will take you to a screen where you will need to set your password. Remember to look in your spam folder, where automated messages are sometimes filtered.

Step 4: Complete and submit your application before the closing date

Use your Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship Account to access the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship online application system anytime between the opening and closing dates for your country.

It takes a while to complete the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship application. Before applications for your nation open, you are unable to view the application form. You should start preparing your responses as soon as applications for your nation become available.

You must complete the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship application form:

  • provide your name, birth date, physical address, and phone number
  • provide an email address: a current email address that you use regularly
  • list your preferred courses and the educational institution for your scholarship

Note: Your preferred courses must progress from the highest qualification you have previously achieved.

  • describe how your preferred courses relate to one of our recommended study subjects for your country
  • list the qualifications you have already completed
  • list any awards or prizes you have won or articles you have published
  • provide the details of previous jobs or work experience
  • describe how your work experience relates to your preferred courses or career.(Note: School leavers and first-year undergraduate applicants do not need work experience.)
  • describe the skills and knowledge you want to gain from your preferred courses
  • describe how these skills and knowledge are important to your country’s social and economic development
  • describe a situation when you had a problem and solved it
  • describe a situation when you created a successful relationship at work or with someone in a community group
  • describe a situation when you had to work very hard to achieve your goals
  • provide convincing reasons why you want to study in New Zealand
  • describe what challenges you could find as a new scholar in New Zealand and how you would deal with these challenges.

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