The New Zealand Aid Programme for students from developing countries is now open for application This scholarship targets people from developing countries who are motivated to make a difference at home. The scholarship will cover expenses such as tuition fees, living costs while in New Zealand, and airfares.
New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships which is managed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is awarding scholarships to students from developing countries countries to undertake development-related studies at tertiary education institutions in New Zealand. The scholarships is aimed at supporting sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.
- Applicant must not be less that 18 years of age as at the time of commencing his/her scholarship.
- Applicant must be a citizen of the country for which he/she is applying for a scholarship.
- Not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, European Union countries, United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, South Korea, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia. Have resided in your home country for at least two years immediately prior to commencing your scholarship. Have at least 2 years of work experience (part time or fulltime, paid or voluntary
- Applicant should not be serving military personnel.
- Should also be able to satisfy Immigration requirements for international student entry to New Zealand or the country in which you will undertake your scholarship (i.e. medical checks, police clearances/character checks, etc.)
- Be academically and linguistically able to obtain an Offer of Place for the proposed programme of study from the tertiary institute where you will undertake your scholarship.
- Not have been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship.
- Seek a qualification that will contribute to the sustainable development of your home.
- Commit to return to your country for a minimum of 2 years at the end of your scholarship.
Fields of study
Development-related studies at tertiary education institutions in New Zealand.
What the scholarship covers
The scholarship will cover expenses such as tuition fees, living costs while in New Zealand, and airfares.
How to apply
- You must check if you’re
- If you are eligible, then decide the type of institution and qualification that is right for you.
- Next, apply for an Offer of Place (admission) at your preferred New Zealand institution. For most courses you will be able to apply online.
- Once you have a confirmed Offer of Place, download and complete all sections of the New Zealand Scholarship application form
- Attach an up to date Curriculum Vitae
- Attach your IELTS or TOEFL certificate, if required (for more information or if you do not have a current IELTS or TOEFL certificate)
- Write and attach your two 500 word essays (as per the requirements detailed on the application form) and, for masters research candidates, your research proposal.
- Obtain three references (as per the requirements detailed on the application form)
- Obtain certified copies of all required supporting documentation (as per the requirements detailed on the application form)
- Submit 2 copies of your completed application form, with all attachments and supporting documents (including an Offer of Place) by the deadline specified for the scholarship type you selected and send to the address noted at the top of this page to arrive by the deadline.
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The deadline for scholarship application is 31 July 2015