New Zealand Scholarships for Papua New Guinea students for 2018 now open

The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to people from Papua New Guinea who are motivated to make a difference at home. The Scholarships are now open for students from PNG to apply.

In 2018 New Zealand Scholarships applications can be made online from 1st February 2017. Applications close on 15th March 2017. Any eligible students from Papua New Guinea can apply online or by using the paper applications.

Scholarships available and closing dates

New Zealand Pacific Scholarship
Application deadline:
15 March 2017 (paper application)
15 March  2017 (online application)
Short Term Training Scholarship
Application deadline: Short Term Training Scholarships are available throughout the year, lodge your application today.

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship

Contact for all above applications:
New Zealand High Commission
PO Box 1051 Waigani 131
NCD Papua New Guinea
Tel: (+675) 325 9444
Fax: (+675) 325 0285

Qualification types
New Zealand Pacific Scholarships are available for the following qualifications:
Undergraduate Degree (3 – 4 years)
Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
Masters Degree (1 – 2 years)
PhD (3 – 4 years)

Short Term Training Scholarships are available for the following qualifications:
Training Certificate (up to 12 months)
Work placement (up to 12 months)
Certificate (up to 12 months)

Diploma (up to level 6 of the NZQF (external link) and up to 12 months)
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate qualifications:
Masters Degree (1 – 2 years)
PhD (3 – 4 years)

Candidates must meet all the scholarship eligibility criteria including:
Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing your scholarship.
Be a citizen of the country from which you are applying for a scholarship and have resided in that country for at least the last two years.
Agree to return to your home country for a minimum of two years on completion of the scholarship.

How to apply 

There are two ways to apply for this scholarship.

  • Apply Online
  • Paper Application
Simply visit the official website on the link below to download application forms or apply online. 

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