Thursday, September 21, 2023

Applications For New Zealand Excellence Awards 2023-24, Are Now Live

Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao is now inviting applications for the 2023 – 24 New Zealand Excellence Awards. Designed exclusively for Indian students, the unique scholarship scheme offers students an opportunity to study at world-class New Zealand universities and experience the country’s inclusive, multicultural society.

Unveiled during the New Zealand-India Education Week earlier this year, these awards feature a comprehensive package worth NZD 320,000. The scholarship package offers a range of award options from NZD 10,000 to NZD 20,000 per student.

The awards are designed to encourage high calibre Indian students to pursue undergraduate and/or postgraduate qualifications at one of the New Zealand universities, all of which feature in the top 500 of the 2023 QS World Rankings.

Commenting on the initiative, Ben Burrowes, Regional Director Asia, Education New Zealand, said, "Since the launch of New Zealand Excellence Awards in 2016, the awards have supported over 200 Indian students to pursue their global citizenship journey through a world-class education at one of our eight universities.”

“The contribution these awardees make towards enriching the education ecosystem at our campuses is invaluable. This year, we announced the largest ever investment in these awards to support the dreams of more such aspirants. This also signals our commitment towards India and our plans to expand the NZ – India education relationship to nurture more projects and initiatives of mutual benefit.” added Mr Burrowes

More about New Zealand Excellence Awards 2023

These awards are a joint initiative by Education New Zealand and all eight New Zealand universities, which rank within the top 500 of universities worldwide as per the 2023 QS World Rankings. The application deadline for these scholarships is October 15, 2023. For comprehensive details about this scholarship programme, please click here. 

Notes to Editors:

About Education New Zealand (ENZ)

Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) is the government agency responsible for taking New Zealand’s education experiences to the world. ENZ promotes a New Zealand education as one that teaches students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and lifelong learners, which will help them succeed in their future careers and create a positive impact on the world. In 2019, New Zealand’s education system was ranked first among English-speaking countries and third in the world for delivering a future-focused education (out of 50 economies) by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

With approximately 100 staff in 18 locations around the world, ENZ works closely with New Zealand’s diverse education sector, including schools, English language providers, Private Training Establishments, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, universities, and internationally with NZ Inc agencies, Government agencies and education providers to encourage sustainable growth and identify opportunities. 

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