For the 2024-2025 academic period, the New Zealand government is providing the Manaaki Scholarships, aimed at nurturing future leaders from underdeveloped countries. These full scholarships are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies, depending on the applicant’s home country. Students from specific eligible countries are encouraged to apply for the Manaaki New Zealand Fellowships.
Benefits Of Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship 2024
The Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship 2024 offers substantial support to students throughout their graduate studies. Accepted scholars will receive various benefits, including:
- Full Tuition Coverage: The scholarship takes care of all your tuition fees.
- Weekly Living Allowance: Scholars get NZ$531 every week for their basic living costs.
- Initial Establishment Allowance: A one-time payment of NZ$3000 to cover early expenses like accommodation, textbooks, or study materials.
- Medical Insurance: Provided throughout your stay in New Zealand.
- Round-Trip Travel Tickets: The scholarship includes flights to New Zealand and back to your home country.
- Travel Insurance: Full travel insurance is included.
- Return Trips Home: Depending on your scholarship’s duration, you may be eligible for one or two return trips to your home country.
- Research and Thesis Expenses: Many postgraduate students get financial support for their research and thesis work.
- Extra Tutoring Costs: Up to NZ$1000 annually for specific undergraduate courses.
- Reintegration Allowance: NZ$1000 to help with expenses when you return to your home country
Eligibility Criteria of Manaaki NZ Scholarship:
To qualify for a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Age Requirement: Applicants must be at least 18 years old by the time the scholarship commences.
- New Zealand Border and Course Requirements: Candidates must demonstrate their ability to meet New Zealand’s border entry conditions, including COVID-19 vaccination mandates, as well as the specific requirements of their chosen study program.
- Visa Application: Only those awarded a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship need to apply for a student visa.
- Contribution to Home Country: Scholars are expected to contribute to the development of their home country.
- Work Experience: Postgraduate scholarship applicants or recent high school graduates should have relevant work experience.
- English Language Proficiency: Only shortlisted candidates are required to submit English language test scores. If selected for a scholarship, candidates must provide their English test results to pursue higher education in New Zealand
Application Method of Manaaki NZ Scholarship:
- Verify that you are eligible on the NZ Manaaki Scholarship eligibility tool.
- Create an account for the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship.
- You must create a password for your Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship account.
- Before the deadline, complete and submit your application.
Before accepting your fellowship, you will need to submit duplicates of the following documentation if you are chosen for one:
- verified photocopies of your passport’s personal profiles (or an alternative form of photo identification if you do not hold a passport).
- Whenever possible, verified documents of your most recent IELTS or TOEFL scores, or other overseas English proficiency test results, from tests taken within the last 18 months.