Education New Zealand’s Manapou ki te Ao program is currently accepting applications for the New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) for the academic year 2023 – 24. These prestigious scholarships offer financial assistance ranging from NZD 10,000 to NZD 20,000 per student.

There are a total of 29 scholarships available for Indian students aspiring to study in New Zealand.

Applicants interested in these scholarships have until October 15, 2023, to submit their applications through the official website at This opportunity extends to a total of 29 scholarships dedicated to Indian students aspiring to pursue their education in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) offer Indian students the opportunity to enroll in undergraduate or postgraduate programs in New Zealand, encompassing a wide range of fields, including business, fashion, and STEM.

Eligibility criteria of New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA):

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years old at the time of application.
  • Aspirants should possess current Indian citizenship (not holding citizenship or permanent residency in New Zealand or Australia).
  • Applicants must be residing in India at the time of application.
  • Students need to fulfill Immigration New Zealand’s requirements for a student visa.
  • Candidates should also hold an unconditional offer for one of the NZEA eligible courses.

These scholarships have been exclusively designed to support Indian students in their educational endeavors. This initiative is a collaborative effort between Education New Zealand and New Zealand’s eight renowned universities. The primary objective is to encourage high-achieving Indian students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications at New Zealand universities, all of which rank among the top 500 in the 2023 QS World Rankings.

Documents Required for New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA):

To complete the application process, applicants are required to upload the following documents:

  • Proof of acceptance to a New Zealand university
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of Indian citizenship, along with citizenship details for any other countries held
  • Contact information for two referees who can provide references.

Participating Universities:

Participating universities offering these scholarships include:

  • Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria College)
  • The University of Waikato
  • University of Otago
  • Massey University
  • Lincoln University
  • AUT University
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury

This scholarship opportunity opens doors for Indian students to pursue their academic dreams in New Zealand. Don’t miss the chance to apply and embark on your educational journey in this beautiful country.

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