Manaaki Scholarship for Graduate Study in New Zealand

Manaaki Scholarship for Graduate Study in New Zealand
Field of Study: Recommended subjects
Country of scholarship: New Zealand
Country of Citizenship: Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia

The Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships are offered by the New Zealand government to international students who wish to undertake postgraduate studies at one of eleven approved education institutions in New Zealand. Candidates must be from designated countries, which include six Arab countries: Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia.

The scholarships support study at four levels: postgraduate certificates (6 months), postgraduate diplomas (1 year), master’s degrees (1 to 2 years), and Ph.D. programmes (3.5 years). Scholars selected in 2024 will commence their studies in Semester 1 of 2025.

The scholarship covers recipients’ full study and living costs during their study of an academic subject recommended for their country. Scholars are expected to contribute to their country’s social or economic development for at least two years after completing their scholarship study.

 Deadline: 29 February 2024


  • Full tuition fees.
  • A stipend of NZ $531 per week for basic living expenses.
  • Establishment allowance of NZ $3,000 for set-up costs in New Zealand.
  • Medical insurance during their stay in New Zealand.
  • Up to NZ $1,000 for additional tutoring.
  • Travel to and from home country for start and return travel.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Additional travel expenses during the scholarship, subject to approval.
  • Managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) support upon return to home country.
  • Reimbursement for COVID-19 vaccinations and pre-departure tests.
  • Reintegration allowance of NZ $1,000 for set-up costs upon return.
  • Assistance with research and thesis costs for many postgraduate students.


Candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of one of the eligible countries.
  • Have resided in their home country for two years prior to commencing their study.
  • Be 18 years old or older when they start the scholarship.
  • Hold proof of English language proficiency.
  • Have one year of full-time work experience or two years of part-time work experience.
  • Be committed to contributing to their country’s development.
  • Meet visa requirements.

Check the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships Policy Handbook for additional information about programme benefits and requirements.

How to Apply

Complete the online eligibility test to determine eligibility. If you are eligible for the scholarship a “register” button will be activated.

After registering, you may complete and submit your application. You may access the online application system anytime between the opening and closing dates.

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