Applications are open for Fulbright New Zealand Scholarships!

Fulbright New Zealand offers a range of exchange awards for New Zealanders wanting to study, research, teach or present their work in the US. 

Scholarships are available for graduates, scholars, creatives and other professionals across most disciplines.

The Fulbright programme of international educational exchange was an initiative of American Senator J. William Fulbright, who in the aftermath of World War II believed that mutual understanding between different countries and cultures was crucial to ensure a peaceful future for the world.

Notable past NZ Fulbrighters include:

  • Nobel prize-winning scientist Alan MacDiarmid

  • Anthropologist Dame Anne Salmond

  • Astronomer Rangi Matamua

  • Composer Gareth Farr

  • GP Mataroria Lyndon

  • Rocket scientist William Pickering

  • Māori studies scholars Wiremu Kaa and Sir Tamati Reedy

  • Filmmakers Toa Fraser and Sima Urale

  • Historians James Belich and Michael King

  • Musician Coco Solid (Jessica Hansell)

  • Novelist Witi Ihimaera

  • Visual artists Emma Fitts, Anne Noble, Simon Morris, Emma McIntyre

  • Opera singers Iosefa Enari and Simon O’Neill

  • Playwright Roger Hall

  • Poets Allen Curnow, CK Stead, Bill Manhire, Cilla McQueen, Tusiata Avia, Hinemoana Baker, David Eggleton

How to apply

To apply or to find out more, go to 

Applications close August 1

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