New Zealand School Leaver's Scholarship

We are pleased to introduce an International School Leaver Scholarship to contribute towards students’ tuition fees reducing the financial burden of up to NZ $5000.

These scholarships recognise high achieving international secondary school students living in New Zealand who have narrowly missed the entry requirements for University.

Submit a foundation application through Enroller 

Email with the information we require, listed here:

Subject: School Leaver Scholarship Application-full name-Student ID shown on foundation offer

Content: Full name/NSN number/D.O.B


  • Passport copy
  • Current student visa
  • NCEA Summary of Result (downloaded from NZQA website) or CIE/IB certificate
  • 2021 End of Year Report from your high school
  • Most recent attendance report

We will contact you to arrange an individual interview (online or face-to-face, conducted in English) will be organised within 5 working days of the receiving the application email and for successful candidates a scholarships certificate will be issued shortly thereafter.

For further details (eligibility etc.) please contact

Pathway Scholarships

International Excellence Scholarship

Scholarships of up to NZ$5,000 are available for the Foundation programme. These scholarships are competitively assessed and only awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance in their previous studies. 

If you are interested in applying, please enquire with your agent or Regional Representative about the next steps.

Progression Scholarships

The following scholarships are exclusive to UP Foundation Studies students. They are awarded towards the tuition fees of the first year of undergraduate degree study at Victoria University of Wellington. Students will be assessed for these scholarships upon their completion of the programme, and each student can only receive one of the awards.

  • NZ$5,000 for a student with good academic grades who is involved in the extracurricular and community activities on offer by UP Education.
  • NZ$5000 for two students who have a grade point average 80-100%.
  • NZ$3000 for two students who have a grade point average 70-18%.
  • NZ$500 for any student at the school’s discretion.

Foundation Connect Progression Scholarship

Student who successfully progress from Foundation Connect programme to Standard Foundation programme will be awarded a scholarship if they achieve top results. The scholarship will be awarded at three levels depending on their final grades:

  • $5,000 NZD 
  • $2,500 NZD 
  • $1,000 NZD

There are dozens of scholarships available for international students at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington