NCEA scholarships

New Zealand Scholarship provides recognition and financial reward to top students in their last year of schooling.

New Zealand Scholarship assessments enable candidates to be assessed against challenging standards and are demanding for the most able candidates in each subject. Assessment is by either a written/spoken examination or by the submission of a portfolio or report of work produced throughout the year.

Scholarship candidates are expected to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, abstraction and generalisation, and to integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding, and ideas to complex situations.

Subjects offered at scholarship level

A range of subjects across different disciplines are offered at scholarship level. These subjects can be viewed on the NZQA website.

More information

Students should speak to their teachers to discuss whether scholarship would be a suitable pathway for them. To read more about scholarships, please visit the NZQA site.