New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards

General information


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The New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Award (NZAS) is a full-time postgraduate scholarship available for candidates from selected ASEAN nations to study at the University of Auckland. The scholarship is funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and is managed by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).

These awards aim to empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to make a substantial contribution to the economic, social and political development within ASEAN nations.

What does the New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Award at the University of Auckland cover?

  • Full tuition fees.
  • Return economy air travel.
  • An establishment allowance upon arrival in New Zealand.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Provision for students to meet basic living costs.

Partners of New Zealand ASEAN scholars are eligible for a work visa that allows them to live and work in New Zealand for the duration of their partner’s study.

Who is eligible?

Citizens from the following ASEAN nations:

  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Lao PDR
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

How do I apply for a New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Award?


Application processes and timelines can vary depending on the country. For information about the application process please visit the New Zealand Aid Programme website.