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New Zealand School of Export Scholarships


Scholarships For You

A range of Scholarships is offered by the School to encourage exporters to achieve their full potential.    This has been made possible by reinvesting some of the course fees.

The School has also partnered with KEA, a number of Chambers of Commerce, Business Councils and Associations and Ricoh New Zealand to offer joint scholarships for members.

Scholarships Categories

  • Business start-up (in business less than 2 years) 
  • Maori exporter
  • Migrant exporter
  • Pacific Island exporter
  • Rural exporter (business is located outside main cities)
  • SME (employs less than 20 people)
  • Sole trader
  • Chamber/Association/Council members of:
    • Canterbury Employer's Chamber
    • Gisborne Chamber of Commerce
    • Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce
    • Kiwi Chamber in Korea
    • Manawatu Chamber of Commerce
    • Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce
    • Pacific Business Trust
    • Queenstown Chamber of Commerce
    • South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce
    • Southland Chamber of Commerce
    • Tauranga Chamber of Commerce
    • Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce
    • Waikato Chamber of Commerce
    • Wanaka Chamber of Commerce
    • Wanganui Chamber of Commerce
    • Wellington Chamber of Commerce
    • Canada - NZ Business Council
    • NZ - German Business Association
    • NZ - Papua New Guinea Business Council

Ricoh - logo_RGB.jpg Sustainable Exporter Award - valued at NZ$1200.00

The Ricoh Sustainable Exporter Award is valued at $1200. Environmental sustainability is at the core of Ricoh New Zealand's business strategy and knowing that exporters are under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint, Ricoh is keen to support businesses wanting to succeed internationally, but not at the expense of the environment.

SOE logo jpeg.JPG Dr Robin Smith Scholarship

This New Zealand School of Export Scholarship is in memory of Dr Robin W.N. Smith. The Scholarship equates to a discretionary amount decided by the Scholarships Committee, usually over $1200 and is awarded to an individual who may not yet be working within an exporting environment, but indicates a high degree of potential success within the field of international trade.

NZSOE logo LR rgb.jpg Dr Romuald Rudzki Export Scholarship - valued at NZ$5000.00

Named after the School’s founder  - the Dr Romuald Rudzki Export Scholarship is specifically for “short poppies with  ambition”.  Many relatively new and often smaller companies struggle to gain a foothold in the international marketplace because they don’t have the luxury of big budgets to train key staff to international levels; and they are ineligible for government funding because they have failed to reach the    prescribed level of turnover.

The  Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who can prove they have a great business idea/product; is unable to gain the assistance required to cover tuition fees; and has the        commitment to complete the Diploma of International Trade. 

Who can apply?

To apply for a Scholarship you must be an business that is already exporting, or wishes to export as part of your overall business strategy. You must be enrolled in the Diploma of International Trade at the time of application.

Who is likely to be awarded a Scholarship?

A wide range of people are considered for Scholarships, so don't assume you won't be selected.

To read about some of the individuals and organisations that have already benefitted from New Zealand School of Export Scholarships click here:

Jamie Laird, NZTE - recipient of the joint NZ School of Export/Manawatu Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Jamie Laird.pdf

Dan Taylor, Forrest Wines - recipient of the joint NZ School of Export/Marlborough Chamber of Commerce ScholarshipForrest Wines Scoop Export Scholarship.pdf

Janine Cooney, Trench It Industries - recipient of the joint NZ School of Export/Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Trench -It Scoops Export Scholarship - CoC - for website.pdf

Apply for a Scholarship

To apply for one of these scholarships, click here to download the Scholarship Information Pack and Application Form: Scholarship 2011 - Application Form.pdf 


  • Scan and email it to: info@export.ac.nz
  • Fax to: 06 356 1057
  • Post to: New Zealand School of Export, Aokautere Park, 75 Staces Road, Palmerston North 4471

If you don't have a scanner and wish to submit your application by email, please use the Word version below which will save you time.

Scholarship 2011 - Application Form.docx

Double and Team Discounts

Check out our Double and Team Discounts and special packages here


Government Funding

New Zealand School of Export courses and training are part of the NZTE's Capability Development Voucher Scheme and are eligible for voucher redemption.  Check out the network of Regional Business Partners for more information or email info@export.ac.nz to request further details.

What are you waiting for?Regional Business Partners

There is no better time to invest in your career and your business.

Page last updated 13 July 2012

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