NZ Pacific Scholarships

General information

These scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand government’s international aid and development programme. They are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).

The scheme recognises the close personal, cultural, and economic ties that New Zealand enjoys with Pacific countries. A particular focus is to increase the number of young students and high academic achievers studying in New Zealand and to build a new generation of Pacific leadership with strong links to New Zealand.

What they cover

Financial support arrangements offered differ depending on whether awardees hold New Zealand citizenship (Niue, Cook Islands, Tokelau, and dual citizens of Samoa) or not (all other Pacific countries and Samoan citizens).

For detailed information, visit New Zealand Pacific Scholarships.

Who is eligible?

Click on your country to see specific eligibility criteria:

How to apply

Application processes and timelines vary depending on your home country.

For information about the application process, visit New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships.