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New Zealand: Student Finances

‘How to apply for financial aid in New Zealand?’ [VIDEO]

Learn how to apply for financial aid when studying in New Zealand

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Find out how to apply for financial aid when studying at a university in New Zealand. We spoke to an admissions officer from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, about how students can apply for scholarships and financial assistance when studying in New Zealand.


Watch the video below from our Google Hangout with the University of Waikato (there’s also a quick summary after the video).


  • Scholarships — Learn a key tip that seems obvious, but most students seem to miss when seeking financial aid in New Zealand
  • Personal statements — Find out why it’s so important to take the personal statement component of the application seriously
  • References — Learn about the importance of including references in your application


Useful Links

Find out more about University of Waikato

Student living costs in New Zealand

Applying for a New Zealand student visa

Finding student accommodation in New Zealand

Applying to study in New Zealand

New Zealand's Education System....Simplified


Watch more clips from our Hangout with the University of Waikato:

'How to decide where to study in New Zealand?'

'Where to see the "real" New Zealand?'

'What is in the future for New Zealand education?'

'What is there to do for fun in New Zealand?'

'How can international students find accommodation in New Zealand?'

'Can international students work part-time in New Zealand?'