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All Indian students who want to study in the New Zealand. New Zealand is undoubtedly the safest country to study in.Ranking second on the Global Peace Index 2022, With globally ranked universities and a responsive education system, it has the right mix of opportunities, culture, economy and climate to thrive for an Indian student. Not to miss, its unspoiled scenery will make your experience worth every penny.

Scholarships for New Zealand

Some popular scholarship programs you can apply to as an Indian student:

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)

Funded by the New Zealand government, these scholarships are for Indian students who wish to pursue a PhD in New Zealand. Inclusions under this award are university tuition fee, associated student levies, living stipend (up to NZ$25,000 tax-free) and health insurance coverage (up to NZ$600 annually) for three years. (However, it may vary as per different education providers) (Source:

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships Indian students who apply to master’s degree or PhD can try for the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP).

The plan will cover tuition fee, living, travel and health insurance, and establishment allowance. This scholarship offers many benefits such as: Full tuition fees An allowance of NZ$ 491 per week for living expenses For covering, setup cost an establish allowance of NZ$ 3,000 Medical and travel insurance and research cost for postgraduate students (Sources: * government-scholarships/new-zealand-scholarships-for-international-tertiary- students/scholars-get-ready-to-start-your-scholarship/#PolicyHandbook * and-funding/development-scholarships/commonwealth-scholarships.html)

New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) NZEA features scholarships across all eight universities, offering an opportunity for Indian students to experience

This scholarship is funded by Education New Zealand (ENZ) and New Zealand universities catering to Indian students. The number of scholarships in PG programs is 28 and in UG is 3. The value of this scholarship is NZ 5,000 each for PG course and NZ 10,000 each for UG course.

NZ-GRADS New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarship The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse

Gas Emissions has launched new NZ-GRADS program if you aspire to complete your PhD in agriculture emission science. It covers the following expenses for 36 months (3 years): Tuition fees up to NZD 10,000 per year An annual stipend for covering expenses NZD 28,000 per year (tax-free) Medical insurance up to NZD 700 per year Visa application cost not exceeding up to $1,000 Airfare upon returning to New Zealand up to a maximum amount of $6,000 Research allowance up to $1,500 Feel free to reach out to your IDP international education expert for the application process

SEG Scholarship This scholarship program is funded by the Soshi Educational Group. Palmerston North City Mayor's Goodwill Ambassador Scholarship It is sponsored by the City Council of Palmerston

SEG Scholarship :

This scholarship program is funded by the Soshi Educational Group.
It encourages the study of geophysics and related geosciences for

undergraduate (A and B scholarships) and other programs (C scholarships)

Value of the scholarships

a)  Scholarship A: NZD 7,000 annually

b)  Scholarship B: NZD 5,000 annually

c)   SEG Scholarship C: NZD 3,000 annually

The length of the award is one year




North for promoting Palmerston North as a favourable

location for international students.

It is provided for career-based/vocational, undergraduate,

postgraduate courses.

Value of the scholarship: NZD 1,000 towards the first year’s tuition.

New Zealand Student Visa

If you are over 18 years and plan to study in New Zealand for more than six months, here’s an overview of the types of student visa available for you:


S.No. Types of student visa Description



Fee Paying Student Visa

Study full-time for up to four years and be able to work part-time


Exchange Student Visa

Study full-time for up to four years for an approved student exchange program


Foreign Government Supported Student Visa

Study full-time for up to four years on a foreign government loan or scholarship


Pathway Student Visa

Study up to five years for 3 consecutive courses on a single student visa and be able to work part-time
For more information, please visit the New Zealand Government’s Immigration website

Cost of studying in New Zealand

Most commonly humanities, arts and education courses are cheaper, while subjects such as medicine and engineering are likely to be more expensive. If you wish to study at postgraduate level, the tuition fees are typically higher and the costs vary depending on the program. As with most other countries, MBA programs are often the most expensive. The average cost for these programs ranges between NZ$30,000-55,000 (indicative).


Study Program

Cost (in NZ$)*


Undergraduate degree

$19,500 – $24,000 annually


Master's degree

$16,000 – $30,000 annually


Doctoral degree

$6,000 – $9,500 annually



$30,000 – $55, 000 annually

$30,000 – $55, 000 annually:

Intakes in New Zealand

In some universities, intakes may also be referred to as a semester. The two intakes available in New Zealand are:

Semester 1: February to June

Semester 1: February to June

Semester 2: July to November

Semester 2: July to November

Admissions for vocational courses may also be available in the months of March, April and May.

Education system in New Zealand

Education in New Zealand is categorised under five stages:

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