Study in New Zealand on fully funded Scholarships. The New Zealand Government provides Scholarships to foreign students through its Aid Programme that is managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Its mission is to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.
New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships are for individuals from developing countries who are motivated to make a difference at home. Scholars have the opportunity to study subjects that will help with social, economic or political needs in their own country. The New Zealand Aid Programme is looking for people with strong academic or work skills, and leadership ability or potential.
New Zealand Government offers scholarships to people from the Pacific and some countries in Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. Scholarships are available at a variety of levels of study from certificate to undergraduate to PhD. Tailored internships or work placements are also available to applicants from some countries.
Levels of study available:
You can study these undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications at one of eleven New Zealand universities or education institutions:
Eligible Pacific countries:
Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji*, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Note: Cook Island scholars have their own scholarship managed by the Cook Islands Ministry of Education and funded by the New Zealand Government (external link)
Note: Tokelau scholars are currently only eligible to apply for Short Term Training Scholarships
Eligible Asian countries:
Cambodia, Indonesia, Jordan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam
Eligible African Countries
Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Eligible Caribbean countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
Eligible Latin American countries:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Checking for Eligibility
To apply for a New Zealand Scholarship, you must meet all of the eligibility criteria. You can complete the online questionnaire below to confirm whether you can apply.
The Eligibility questionnaire will check in detail if you meet all of the eligibility criteria. The Eligibility questionnaire will check things such as:
Field of Study
You may study at undergraduate or postgraduate level in New Zealand. Scholarships are awarded Under the ‘Economic resilience and private sector’ area, preference will be given to applicants interested in developing particular capabilities rather than generalist management and business administration
For the Eiligible subjects check out : Area of Study
With a full New Zealand Scholarship, scholars receive:
The application process for this scholarship is online but in some cases it varies from country to country.
View the Application Requirements here >> Application Requirements
Apply Online Now or visit : Official Website
Scholarship Due date
Online portal for applications for 2020 (for study commencing 2021) are currently open, and will close 12pm (NZ time) Friday 28 February 2020.
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