Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship 2024
For the academic period 2024-2025, the New Zealand government introduces the Manaaki Scholarships, dedicated to fostering future leaders from underdeveloped countries. These comprehensive scholarships cater to both undergraduate and postgraduate studies, contingent on the applicant’s country of origin. 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 provides substantial support to scholars throughout their graduate studies. Accepted candidates can enjoy various benefits, including:
- Full Tuition Coverage: The scholarship covers all tuition fees.
- Weekly Living Allowance: Scholars receive NZ$531 per week for basic living costs.
- Initial Establishment Allowance: A one-time payment of NZ$3000 to address initial expenses like accommodation, textbooks, or study materials.
- Medical Insurance: Provided throughout the stay in New Zealand.
- Round-Trip Travel Tickets: Flights to New Zealand and back to the home country are included.
- Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance is part of the package.
- Return Trips Home: Depending on the scholarship’s duration, scholars may be eligible for one or two return trips to their home country.
- Research and Thesis Expenses: Postgraduate students may receive 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 assist with expenses upon returning to the home country.
Eligibility Criteria of Manaaki NZ Scholarship: To be eligible for a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Age Requirement: Applicants must be at least 18 years old when 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, and 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 your eligibility using the NZ Manaaki Scholarship eligibility tool.
- Create an account for the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship.
- Generate a password for your Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship account.
- Complete and submit your application before the deadline.
Required Documents: If selected for the fellowship, applicants will need to submit duplicates of the following documentation:
- Verified photocopies of passport personal profiles (or an alternative form of photo identification if a passport is not held).
- Verified documents of the most recent IELTS or TOEFL scores, or other overseas English proficiency test results, from tests taken within the last 18 months whenever possible.