New Zealand Aid Program is offering scholarship opportunities to people from selected countries in Africa to take part in development related courses at tertiary education institutions in New Zealand.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
New Zealand Development Scholarships was set up to give candidates from selected developing countries a chance to acquire skills and knowledge by studying specific courses which will aid in developing their home country.
Successful applicants will be required to go back to their home country for at least two years after completing their program so that they can put to practice their new knowledge and skills in civil society, government and private business companies.
There are several scholarships available and it comes with the following benefits:
Successful applicants will receive financial support for tuition, living expenses and air ticket
Successful applicants will be exposed to superb academic knowledge and quality facilities
Successful applicant’s partners will be eligible for a work visa and this will enable them work and live in New Zealand for the period of their partner’s study
The scholarship will last for the period of the program which is 1-2 years for master’s degree and 3-4 years for PhD program
Eligible Commonwealth countries in Africa include: Botswana, Cameroon, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria,
Eligible non Commonwealth countries in Africa include: Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Djibouti
FIELD OF STUDY
Special consideration will be given to candidates who apply to study in the following academic areas:
Phytosanitary, biotechnology, agricultural trade, bio-security,
Food production, food storage and packaging, food safety, food sciences/technology, post-harvest processing,
Agri-business management, agricultural economics, Natural Resource and Environmental Management, agricultural systems and management, rural development, domestic supply chains and distribution,
Biology, vegetable production, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, agricultural pest management, livestock/animal husbandry, crop management, sericulture (silk production)
Geothermal, renewable energy distribution systems, solar, hydro engineering and wind energy,
- At the time of starting the scholarship, you should be at least 18 years old
- Should be a citizen of the country from where you are applying from
- Should not be serving in the military
- Should not have been expelled from a New Zealand scholarship in the past
- Choose a qualification that will contribute to the development of your home country
- Should be ready to return to your home country for at least two years after completing your scholarship program
- Should be able to meet the requirements of immigration such as police clearance, medical checks and more
- Should have stayed in your home country for at least two years before starting your scholarship
- Should have at least two years work experience which could be full time, part time, voluntary or paid
- Should not be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, USA, Canada, European Union countries, United Kingdom, Japan, Israel
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should visit the scholarship webpage for information. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.
Deadline for paper application is April 15 2016 and April 30 2016 for online application