Friday, December 29, 2017

New Zealand Development Scholarships

International Students studying at Waikato University in NZ.
New Zealand Development Scholarships for International students are now open. These scholarships are for studies in any participating universities in New Zealand.

​The purpose of the scholarships is for candidates to gain knowledge and skills through post-graduate study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country. Awardees are required to return to their home country for at least two years after the completion of their scholarship to apply these new skills and knowledge in government, civil society, or private business organisations.

Scholarship Program

New Zealand Development Scholarships are available for the following qualifications:
  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
  • Master’s Degree (1 – 2 years)
  • PhD (3 – 4 years)
Eligibility: NZDS are for postgraduate study in New Zealand and are available to candidates from specific African, Caribbean and Latin American countries, and from Bhutan, Jordan, Mongolia, Nepal and Timor-Leste. NZDS are also available for undergraduate study to candidates from Timor Leste.

Selection criteria
See the extensive list of eligible countries on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NZ Aid Programme website on the link below.

Applicants must meet the following New Zealand Development Scholarship eligibility criteria before their application will be considered against the selection criteria, including any region-specific criteria.  View Criteria

Number of awards offered
Tenure of award
Up to four years.

How do students apply?
Most applications should be completed online and this is the only option for some countries. Paper applications are accepted for some countries only.

​Check how applications are accepted for your country and scholarship type.

If both online and paper applications are accepted, please use only one method when applying. We strongly recommend online applications. Get more details on the link below.

Closing dates for applications
14/03/2018  (annual)
28/03/2018 (annual)