Where to find scholarships
Find out where to look for scholarship information.
What are scholarships?
Scholarships may pay your costs, such as fees or accommodation, or give you a grant of money to support your study. Here’s where to find information on scholarships.
Find scholarships online
Search StudySpy’s scholarship information
Search StudySpy’s website for New Zealand and international scholarships by location, study level, provider and ethnicity.
Look on education providers’ websites
Visit education providers’ websites to find out about their scholarships.
You can use our courses database to find contact details for education providers, and see samples of scholarships that relate to specific courses.
Search Generosity New Zealand’s database
You can search Generosity New Zealand’s givME database for scholarships. You can access the database at:
- Citizens Advice Bureaux, public libraries and some community centres
- some secondary schools, universities and polytechnics.
Where else to find out about scholarships
You can also find out about scholarships from:
- your school careers adviser
- student support and liaison officers at the places where you're interested in studying.
Scholarships for Māori and Pacific learners
What does Fees Free mean for my scholarship?
If you’re planning to start tertiary study or training for the first time, you may qualify for one year of study or two years of work-based learning, fees-free. Work-based learning is where you are employed and mainly learn on the job, but may do other training such as block courses or night classes.
If you have been awarded a scholarship that pays for your fees, contact your scholarship provider to discuss your situation, and how the Fees Free scheme could affect it.
You may be able to use your scholarship for living or course-related costs, or use it in your second year of study instead.
What does Fees Free mean for my New Zealand Scholarship?
Top secondary school learners who pass approved New Zealand Scholarship subjects are awarded $500 to $10,000 a year, depending on how many subjects they pass and how good their marks are.
Fees Free does not affect your New Zealand Scholarship payments, which will be granted when you are enrolled in your first year of tertiary study in New Zealand.
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Updated 28 Oct 2022