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New Zealand Future Scholarship

Key information

Value: NZ$15,000

Number of awards: 2

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

Eligibility Criteria

New Zealand Future Scholarship – NZD $15,000

Applications opening 19 September 2019

The New Zealand Future Scholarship is for middle and high school students from Korea to study at a New Zealand school for a minimum of ten weeks.  Future proof yourself for success with a New Zealand Education!  If you want to prepare for the future with one of the world's best education systems, then this scholarship is for you.  New Zealand schools offer a new way of learning and a wide range of subjects that will help you gain creativity and critical thinking for the future skills you want.

New Zealand's education system takes a high-quality, innovative teaching approach in a safe learning environment. Students enjoy personal attention from passionate teachers and a balance of theoretical and practical learning. Our schools encourage students to think creatively and independently, allowing every student to reach their potential.

There are two New Zealand Future scholarships available for middle or high school students.  Each scholarship provides up to a maximum NZ$15,000 (approximately KRW 11,250,000) to contribute to school tuition fees, school-related costs and living expenses.  Funds may also go towards flights within New Zealand.

Scholars must study in New Zealand for a minimum of one school term (ten weeks), commencing in October 2020 at the latest.

Students can begin scholarship on any of the following dates:

Term 1: Starts Monday 27 January and Friday 7 February.  Ends Thursay 9 April.
Term 2: Starts Monday 28 April.  Ends Friday 3 July.
Term 3: Starts Monday 20 July.  Ends Friday 25 September.
Term 4: Starts Monday 12 October.  Ends no later than Wednesday 16 December for secondary and composite schools.

Who can apply?

South Korean

How to apply?

To apply, you must

  • Be in Korean middle school or high school, and
  • Be a legal citizen of the Republic of Korea, and
  • Be aged between 13 and 17 years at the time of application, and
  • Be able to take up the New Zealand Future Scholarship for a minimum of one school term (10 weeks), commencing no later than October 2020

Value of the Award:

The award is up to a maximum of $15,000 NZD. The Scholarship must be used towards your New Zealand High School fees, school-related costs, and, if funds permit, also used towards living expenses and domestic flights within New Zealand. 

Selection Criteria:

The selection panel are looking for candidates who clearly demonstrate they are motivated to come to New Zealand to prepare themselves for their future. They have researched the benefits of a New Zealand education and know what they want to get out of it. 

The following information is required:

Proof you are a Korean national, e.g. screenshot of passport

Provide the URL to a short video (max two minutes):

A. make a video and provide the URL to your short (max 2 minutes) video. In the video you will introduce yourself and tell us (or demonstrate/illustrate) the skill you want to learn or improve in New Zealand, and tell us (or demonstrate/illustrate) why you think you are the right candidate for this scholarship. The video task is compulsory. Include content, images and audio that represent your aspirations.

B. write a short essay or letter telling us why you choose New Zealand to help you prepare for your future.
The essay task is optional.

Provide the name and contact details of your parent(s), guardian(s) or caregiver(s). We will contact them for you to take part in the scholarship programme if your application is successful. 

Value of the Scholarship



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