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New Zealand Excellence Awards: A Guide for Indian Students

Do you dream of studying in New Zealand? You're not alone! International students are drawn to New Zealand because of its remarkable education system and high standard of living. Financial worries? NZEA (New Zealand Excellence Awards) might be the solution. Diving into the details, everything you need to know about this scholarship program is our focus.

Jointly funded by ENZ Manapou ki te Ao and New Zealand’s eight prestigious universities, the NZEA is a scholarship program. Undergraduate or postgraduate studies will benefit 29 Indian students during the academic year 2023-2024.

Coverage and Universities:

Amounts range from NZD 10,000 to NZD 20,000 for various universities. To receive an exact figure, go to the website of the New Zealand Excellence Awards. The 2024 QS World Rankings reveal that every New Zealand university is part of the top 3 percent of universities worldwide. Here's a breakdown of the scholarships available:

Eligibility Criteria:

Aside from being an Indian citizen, here are the key eligibility criteria: At the point of application,

  • you must be 18 years old.

  • Program eligibility requires an unconditional place offer. Student visa eligibility relies on meeting Immigration New Zealand's requirements.

  • Scoring an GPA B+ in the relevant latest exam is necessary (varying by university).

  • With great importance placed on academic records, a good one is integral.

Application Process:

To apply, a set of documents are required. Organized well in advance, they are recommended. Here's what you'll need:

  • University letter/proof of offer: New Zealand.

  • Proof of Indian citizenship

  • Academic transcripts

  • Updated CV

Names and emails of two references


Journeying through higher education in New Zealand is an exciting venture. With the New Zealand Excellence Awards, your dream is within grasp. Succeeding depends on submitting applications early and having an impressive academic record. Educational success awaits you in the Land of the Long White Cloud! Just take that step.


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