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Education New Zealand is offering a $10,000 international student scholarship

Applications from current and prospective international students will be accepted until July 20, and the winner will be announced on August 1.
BY BrainGain Magazine Staff Writer |   12-07-2017
Event at Victoria University of Wellington
Event at Victoria University of Wellington (image by Rosino, used under CC license)

For a limited time, Education New Zealand (ENZ) is offering a NZ$10,000 scholarship, called the ‘One Million Cent’ scholarship, to a current or prospective international student.

ENZ is offering this scholarship as a way to celebrate reaching one million social media followers across its various platforms, including the Study in New Zealand Facebook page, Twitter, Weibo, WeChat, Instagram and Snapchat.

John Laxon, Education New Zealand’s Regional Director of South, South East Asia and the Middle East,noted that more than 130,000 students choose to study in New Zealand every year from more than 180 countries worldwide.

“International students are a vital part of our online student communities, and social media platforms play a key role in helping ENZ engage with potential students,” he said. “Creativity and innovation are at the heart of New Zealand’s education system and we excel at programmes that combine creativity and technology.”

Mr Laxon added that this scholarship was designed with that focus in mind, and that it was ENZ’s way of thanking its dedicated social media followers, of which Indian students formed the largest cohort.

He said: “Indian students form the second largest contingent of international students in New Zealand. Whilst business, IT and engineering dominate the study interest, over the years we’ve seen an increased appetite for specialist programmes like animation, fashion, aviation, sports technology, cyber security, energy and conservation from India. The ‘One Million Cent’ scholarship comes in addition to ENZ’s annual New Zealand Excellence Awards for Indian students. Through efforts like these, we hope to creatively engage with prospective students from India.”

University of Aucklandís Student Quad at night
University of Auckland’s Student Quad at night (image by russellstreet, used under CC license)

Current and prospective Indian students are welcome to apply for the scholarship. Applications for the scholarship are open until 20 July 2017, and the winner will be announced on 1 August 2017.

In order to apply, you should be a resident of a country other than New Zealand, and should take up (or continue) a course at a New Zealand educational institute. The scholarship will cover tuition costs and course-related costs up to NZ$ 10,000. For more information, please visit the Study in New Zealand Facebook page. Detailed terms and conditions of the scholarship are here.

ENZ is New Zealand’s government agency for international education. ENZ works to grow awareness of New Zealand as a study destination and to support New Zealand education providers and businesses to take their services and products abroad. For information about studying in New Zealand, click here.

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it will gliding my heart if am given the opportunity to study at new zealand university for ENZ'S 1 million cent Scholarship. my name is johnson odufuwa
14 July 2017

I hold offer letter for Ph.D. at University of Canterbury. I need scholarship to proceed further, I searched for ENZ scholarship page,but couldn't find. Can you help me in applying for 1 Million Cent Scholarship
13 July 2017

Editor, BrainGain Magazine
Hi Priya! Congratulations on the admissions offer from the University of Canterbury. As for applying for the Million Cents scholarship, you need to click on the link to ENZ's Facebook page. Instructions are in the pinned post. The first round is easier than you think :) Good luck!
14 July 2017

My name is Jalika Keita and i am applying for the ENZís 1 Million Cent Scholarship. thanks ENZ for this great opportunity.
13 July 2017

Editor, BrainGain Magazine
Hi, Jalika Keita, good luck with your application! Don't forget to let us know if you win - we want to hear about your study plans!
13 July 2017

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