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Studying in NZ

Our Universities

New Zealand has eight universities all of excellent quality. Each university has strengths in research and teaching across a range of disciplines. For information on studying at each of the universities please contact the international offices of each of the universities.

To find out which universities offer subjects of interest refer to the Directory for International Students


Admission and English Language Requirements

For information on the admission and English Language requirements, please go to Admission - International.


Scholarships for Students from Overseas

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara does not offer any scholarships for international students.  Scholarships are available from:

  • Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan:  These scholarships are only available to students from the British Commonwealth. 
  • New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships:  New Zealand Aid Programme offers a range of scholarships for students from selected countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. 
  • Education New Zealand Scholarships:  Education New Zealand offers scholarships for PhD students who would like to study in New Zealand.  Applicants can be from any country, but must be eligible for admission to PhD study in New Zealand.   
  • University scholarships:  Each university has its own scholarships available for international students. Please contact the International Office (see the Related Links) of the university you would like to study at to find out whether the university has any scholarships you are eligible for. 


Student Visas and Work Rights

Generally, international students require a student visa.  For further information please refer to Studying in New Zealand.

To see if you would be able to work on your student visa visit


Domestic Fees for PhD Students

All international PhD students accepted for enrolment at a New Zealand university pay the same fees as New Zealand domestic students.

Go to the fees section for the indicative schedule of domestic and international fees.


Further Information

Education New Zealand provides information about living in New Zealand, our towns and cities and the experiences of students who have studied in New Zealand. You can also search which universities have the courses you would like to study.



Sheree Moanaroa

Portfolio Manager - International Education






Last modified: May 20th, 2016