Fund Details
2018 April - Follow the Kiwi Scholarship


Follow the Kiwi and learn new skills – NZD $15,000

Deadline:  31 May, 2018 (midnight) CEST (Central European Summer Time)

The Follow the Kiwi Scholarship is for high school students from France, Germany and Italy to study at a New Zealand school for a minimum of ten weeks. If you want to perfect your English, take up a new sport like rugby or netball, or spend time cooking, dancing or playing an instrument, then this scholarship is for you. New Zealand schools offer a wide range of subjects that will give you the skills you want and prepare you for the future.

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 three Follow the Kiwi scholarships available for high school students: one each for
France, Germany and Italy. Each Follow the Kiwi scholarship provides NZ$15,000 (approximately €8,900) to contribute to tuition, school-related costs and living expenses.

Scholars must study in New Zealand for a minimum of one school term (ten weeks), commencing in April 2019 at the latest.

Students can begin scholarship on any of the following dates:

Term 3: 23 July 2018
Term 4: 15 October 2018

Term 1: 28 January 2019
Term 2: 29 April 2019


To apply, you must:
  • be a legal citizen of Germany, France or Italy, or have held resident status in one of these countries for at least two years;
  • be aged between 14 to 17 years at the time of the application; and 
  • provide the name and contact details of your parent(s) or caregiver(s). We will contact them for you to take part in the scholarship programme if your application is successful. 

Required Documents/Information:

To Follow the Kiwi, you'll need to complete this application form AND upload a motivational letter, online blog, short video (maximum 2 minutes), or photo collage telling us:

- who you are;
- why you want to study in New Zealand
- which skills you would like to learn or improve at a New Zealand secondary school; and
- why you are the perfect candidate to follow the kiwi all the way to New Zealand.


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