Ministry of Education Aspire Scholarship for New Zealand Citizens, 2017

The Ministry of Education is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2017-2018 Aspire Scholarship. New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of New Zealand are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

The Aspire Scholarship has been designed for students from low-income families who would like to attend a New Zealand private secondary school. is the new portal for education information in New Zealand, maintained by the Ministry of Education. The site is designed to help you find what you need about education in New Zealand. The main part of the site contains information organised around the three education stages: early learning, schooling, and further education. These sections contain a range of information and links to other sites and include general information, as well as more specialized topics for educators and administrators.

The scholarship does not cover boarding fees. If a student chooses to board at a private boarding school, families may use their $1,500 course related costs allowance towards the costs of boarding but are otherwise responsible for any boarding costs. The scholarship can only be used at New Zealand’s fully registered private secondary schools (also known as independent schools). It cannot be used at the state or state-integrated schools.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand


New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of New Zealand are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

What is the study subject?:

Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.

The necessary course level:

Scholarship is available to students who will be in Year 9 in 2018.

How much is the scholarship award?:

An Aspire Scholarship will contribute up to $15,000 per year for tuition fees, and up to $1,500 per year for course related costs, for Years 9-13, the duration of a student’s attendance at their chosen private school. Tuition fees include term fees, enrolment fees, application fees, and any other compulsory attendance fee that is directly related to a student’s tuition. It is the responsibility of the parents/caregivers to pay for any remaining school fees over and above the contribution from the Aspire Fund. Course related costs are any additional school items or costs related to the student’s schooling.

Criteria to be eligible:

A student is eligible for a 2018 Aspire Scholarship if:

How to apply this scholarship?:

Applications should be-

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