We believe that intercultural exchange should be accessible for all students in Aotearoa New Zealand. With the generous support of the AFS Educational Trust, its partners, and donors, AFS New Zealand in its 75th anniversary year is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to applicants from all walks of life, for departures in mid-2022 and early 2023.

Scholarship application rounds:

Start of Year Departures 2023 Round 1 now closed

Start of Year Departures 2023 Round 2 now open, due by 11.59pm on 21 November 2022                                                                                                                                                 

Type of Scholarship Length of Programme Description Scholarship Funding
Dr Wayne Edwards Educational Trust Memorial Long Programme 1 scholarship for an outstanding all-round student achieving despite many challenges $5000
Diversity (Kanorau) Long Programme or Semester 4 scholarships for 10 months and 2 scholarships for 5 months. These scholarships are to support motivated students enrolled in NCEA, IB or Cambridge Level French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Japanese, Te Reo, or any other language, to access exchange opportunities to further advance intercultural learning outcomes. N.B. The language does not have to match the proposed exchange country. Up to $8000 each for 10 months; Up to $4000 each for 5 months
 Empowerment (Whakamanaia) Long Programme or Semester 4 scholarships for 10 months and 3 scholarships for 5 months to support students from Decile 1-3 schools / Māori and Pasifika students / students experiencing social or economic disadvantage Up to $10,000 each for 10 months; Up to $6,500 each for 5 months
 Excellence / Leadership (Te Hiranga / Te Ārahitanga) Long Programme or Semester 4 scholarships for 10 months and 2 scholarships for 5 months. Students must have demonstrated excellence in the academic and/or cultural and /or sporting fields and /or Leadership within schools or communities. Up to $8000 each for 10 months; Up to $5000 each for 5 months
Historically significant destinations (Ngā waahi whakahirahira o mua) Long Programme or Semester  4 scholarships for 10 months and 2 scholarships for 5 months to Turkey, the USA, Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Japan, or Greece. Up to $8000 each for 10 months; Up to $4000 each for 5 months
Entrepreneurial Spirit (Te wairua rakahinonga) Long Programme 3 scholarships available for students who have demonstrated a creative and entrepreneurial development to assist their school, community or New Zealand. Up to $6000
Friends of AFS  (Ngā hoa o AFS) Long programme 1 scholarship Up to $6000

Application Process:
Scholarship applications are welcomed from students who have completed the full application, have been accepted for an AFS experience, and have paid the $450 deposit fee. Full details on the expectations of scholarship recipients and the scholarship application form are available below.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 2022

AFS NZL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM 2022