Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship 2024

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Embarking on a journey of higher education in New Zealand can be a life-changing experience, and for aspiring students, the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships stand as a gateway to academic excellence. In this blog, we’ll delve into the intricacies of these scholarships, exploring the myriad opportunities they present for international students.

Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships are a prestigious initiative aimed at fostering global partnerships and facilitating access to world-class education in New Zealand. New Zealand offers scholarships to eligible citizens from developing countries to study abroad at a New Zealand education institution or university or at a Pacific university.

Key Information

  • Host Country: New Zealand
  • University: Various
  • Degree Level: Bachelors, Masters, PhD, Diploma
  • Financial Benefits: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: 29th February 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships are available to citizens from eligible countries. Indian students are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Age Requirements:You must be 18 years old or older when you start your scholarship.
  • Work Experience Requirements: Postgraduate and mature undergraduate applicants (those who do not meet the below school leaver definition) must have relevant work experience. Work experience can be paid, unpaid or voluntary, and must meet the following criteria:
  • One year of full-time work experience (i.e. 30 hours or more per week), or
  • Two years of part-time work experience (i.e. up to 29 hours per week).
  • Scholars must contribute to their country’s social or economic development for at least two years after completing their scholarship study. Preference is given in selection to applicants who can clearly describe on their application form how they will improve their country’s social and economic development after their scholarship.
  • Applicants must reside in their home country for two years prior to applying.
  • Successful scholarship applicants must meet both the academic entry requirements and the English language requirements determined by each education institution.

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  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
  • Master’s Degree (1-2 years)
  • PhD (3.5 years)

Benefits

  • full tuition fees.
  • living allowance (a stipend) of NZD 531 or INR 27,000 per week. This will help with a scholar’s basic living expenses. If you commence your study programme online in your home country, your stipend will be adjusted to reflect the difference in living costs around the world.
  • an establishment allowance of NZD 3000 or INR 1.5 Lakhs. This is to help with set-up costs in New Zealand.
  • medical insurance when you are in New Zealand.
  • tutoring costs up to the value of NZD 1000 or INR 50,000 to assist with the cost of additional tutoring while you are studying if needed.
  • travel to and from your own country. This is for travel from your own country at the start of the scholarship, and for return travel at the end of your scholarship.
  • travel insurance.
  • travel home during your scholarship. Scholars studying over 1.6 years are entitled to travel home to visit family.
  • reimbursement for the costs of COVID-19 vaccinations if required by your study country or transit country, and for the costs of any COVID-19 pre-departure tests. 
  • reintegration allowance of NZD 1000 or INR 50,000. This is to help with set-up costs upon your return to your home country.
  • help with research and thesis costs for many postgraduate students.

Available Universities and Institutes of Technology –

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Southern Institute of Technology
  • Unitec Institute of Technology
  • Wintec – Waikato Institute of Technology

How to apply?

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 being used. If the check passes, you will need to complete the rest of your account details and select ‘Register’. This is where you will enter your Eligibility Code.

Step 3: Set 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.

Conclusion

Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships are not just financial aids; they are pathways to personal and academic growth. Aspiring scholars looking to pursue higher education in New Zealand should seize the opportunity these scholarships present and turn their dreams of studying in New Zealand into a reality.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Who is eligible to apply for Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships?

    A. Citizens from eligible countries, including Indian students, are eligible to apply. Applicants must be 18 years old or older when they start their scholarship and meet specific work experience criteria. They must contribute to their country’s social or economic development for at least two years after completing their scholarship.

  • Q. Which universities and institutes are covered by Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships?

    A. Several prestigious institutions in New Zealand, including Auckland University of Technology, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington, Southern Institute of Technology, Unitec Institute of Technology, and Wintec – Waikato Institute of Technology.

  • Q.  When is the deadline for the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship?

    A. The Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships portal will open at midnight on the 1st of February 2024 and close at midday on the 29th of February 2024.

  • Q. How can I apply for the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship?

    A. To apply, first, confirm your eligibility by completing the online eligibility test. If eligible, register for a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship account, set a password, and complete and submit your application through the online application system before the closing date.

  • Q. How long does it take to get the results?

    A. Selecting Manaaki New Zealand Scholars can take six to ten months from the time scholarship applications close. Applicants should check their email frequently for progress update.

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