International Student Scholarships at Unitec

At Unitec, we have a range of industry partners and NZ government-funded scholarships for international students. Read about each one below and click through for more information.

Manaaki New Zealand scholarships

Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships are administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Manaaki New Zealand scholarships help build sustainable development in partner countries and a lifetime connection with New Zealand. The purpose of a Manaaki New Zealand scholarship is to fund the training of citizens from developing countries, so they can positively impact their country’s development by sharing new skills and knowledge gained from their studies. That is why it is expected that all scholars will return home after their scholarship for at least two years to contribute to the social and economic development of their home country. Learn more about Manaaki New Zealand scholarships.

Archiland Architectural and Construction Community Impact Scholarship

The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial support to a high-achieving learner in a Building and Construction or Architecture-related Level 6 and above programme, who is motivated to pursue a career in the industry and ensure outcomes that benefit Aotearoa’s communities in socially impactful ways. Learn more about Archiland Architectural and Construction Community Impact Scholarship.

International Student Scholarships

Discounts and scholarships have been withdrawn for Semester 1 2023 pending a Te Pūkenga strategic assessment which will produce a national approach. Learn more about International Student Scholarships

NZ Chinese Building Industry Association (NZCBIA) Excellence Scholarship

The NZCBIA Excellence Scholarship was established in 2018 to financially assist and recognise excellent students in fields of study relevant to the building industry, with the desire to support and increase the number of qualified professionals in the building industry. Learn more about NZ Chinese Building Industry Association (NZCBIA) Excellence Scholarship


Expression of Interest

If you would like to find out more about Unitec scholarships tailored to you and your situation, please fill in the expression of interest (EOI) form or contact our Scholarships Advisor via sending an email to directly.


Scholarships for current students

This is a list of current industry partners and NZ government-funded scholarships for international students at Unitec. Click through the list to find out more information about each scholarship. 

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Up to $5,000