New Zealand France Friendship Fund Excellence Scholarship [fr]

Since 2009 a reciprocal excellence scholarship has been awarded annually by the NZFFF to one New Zealand and one French student for postgraduate studies in the other country at masters or doctoral level.

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Excellence Scholarship for New Zealand students
The New Zealand student receives a one-off grant of NZ$ 25,000. New Zealand applications are to be made to the French Embassy in Wellington by 31 December each year for studies in France during the following academic year. The selection meeting takes place in Wellington in February with representatives from the Friendship Fund, Universities New Zealand (formerly the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee) and the French Embassy. Results are announced later that month.

New Zealand students need to apply to the French Embassy in Wellington by 31 December 2015. Candidates who wish to be considered for a scholarship tenable in France must be New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents and must hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree of a high standard from a New Zealand university.

Application forms and regulations can be downloaded from: Universities New Zealand

For further information and to apply, contact :

  • Universities New Zealand: scholarships[a]universitiesnz.ac.nz
  • Embassy of France in Wellington: cooperation.wellington-amba[a]diplomatie.gouv.fr

NB: For the vast majority of courses enrolment fees in France are the same for international and domestic students.

Excellence Scholarship for French students
The French student receives a one-off grant of 16,000 euros. In France applications should be forwarded to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs by 15 November every year. The selection meeting takes place in Paris around December with representatives from the Friendship Fund, the New Zealand Embassy in Paris and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Results are announced in January.

Applications forms and regulations can be downloaded from:
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Paris

NB: The French recipient will have exchange student status and pay domestic enrolment fees only in New Zealand as per the New Zealand France inter-government agreement.

For more information about the New Zealand France Friendship Fund please click HERE

Dernière modification : 10/11/2015

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