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Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards

Key information

Value: US $2,000 Travel Awards, US $500 Excellence Awards

Number of awards: Various

* Please note tuition fees have been rounded off. Values may differ.

Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is currently on hold due to COVID-19, please check back in early-2022 for information on future rounds

All applicants must:

  • Be a US Citizen or hold US Resident status
  • Be at least 18 years at the time of application
  • Be currently enrolled at a tertiary institution in the United States of America
  • Be enrolled at a New Zealand University or Institute of Technology or Polytechnic through a study abroad or exchange programme
  • Hold a minimum equivalent GPA of 3.0 in tertiary studies to date (4.0 scale)

Generation Study Abroad students come to New Zealand for a great education and an incredible adventure. It's a place where learning is personalised and easily tailored, where independent thought is welcomed and innovation is encouraged.

Education New Zealand and New Zealand tertiary institutions are supporting Generation Study Abroad students with excellence and travel awards. There are three different scholarships available for semester study in New Zealand.

Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA)
As a country partner to the Generation Study Abroad initiative, Education New Zealand offers US $2,000 to help students fund their flight to New Zealand.

Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA)

Who can apply?


How to apply?

Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Excellence Awards (NZITPEA)

Participating New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics offer US $500 Excellence Awards to US students studying for a semester at an Institute of Technology/Polytechnic.

Participating institutions below each offer x1 US$500 Excellence Awards except if specified:

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • University of Auckland - x5 US$500 awards available
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago - x2 US$500 awards available 
  • University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington - x2 US$500 awards available
  • EcoQuest
  • Ara Institute of Canterbury (ARA)
  • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Tai Poutini Polytechnic
  • Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
  • Wellington institute of Technology (Weltec)
  • Whitireia Polytechnic

Applicants must complete the online application form, and upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (resume)
  • Copy of the photo ID page of your passport
  • Copy of your US Resident visa (for non-US citizens only).

As part of the application process you'll send an online request to a Professor (or Assistant Professor) at your US home institution for a Letter of recommendation. You'll also need to request (online) your US home institution Study Abroad Office or equivalent to complete an Endorsement form.

Value of the Scholarship

US 2,000 Travel Awards, US 500 Excellence Awards


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