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NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP 2020-2021 [FULLY FUNDED]

CURRENT STATUS: Online portal for applications for 2020 (for study commencing 2021) are currently open, and will close 12 pm (NZ time) Friday 28 February 2020.


The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade is now accepting applications for the New Zealand Government Scholarship 2020. New Zealand scholarships are available for undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Selected students will study at world-class universities in New Zealand. 




The purpose of a New Zealand Scholarship is to fund the training of citizens from developing countries, so they can positively impact on their country's development by sharing new skills and knowledge gained from their study.


They expect scholars to contribute to their country’s social or economic development for two years after completing their scholarship study.


That is why they expect all scholars to return home after their scholarship for at least two years to contribute to the social and economic development of their own country.


When shortlisting scholarship applicants, they prefer applicants who can clearly describe on their application form, how they will improve their country’s social and economic development after their scholarship.



ELIGIBILITIES


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:


  1. Which country you hold citizenship in

  2. How long you have been living in your home country

  3. How much work experience you have

  4. Whether we provide scholarships to your country


You must complete the eligibility questionnaire before you can apply for a Scholarship.


Eligibility questionnaire


ELIGIBILITY COUNTRIES


Eligible Pacific countries:

The Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji*, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Levels of study available:


You can study these undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications at one of eleven New Zealand universities or education institutions:


  • Undergraduate Degree (3-4 years)

  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)

  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)

  • Master’s Degree (1-2 years)

  • PhD (3.5 years)


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

Levels of study available:


You can study these postgraduate qualifications at one of eleven New Zealand universities and education institutions:


  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)

  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)

  • Master’s Degree (1-2 years)

  • PhD (up to 3.5 years)

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

Levels of study available:


You can study these postgraduate qualifications at one of eleven New Zealand universities and education institutions:


  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)

  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)

  • Master’s Degree (1-2 years)

  • PhD (up to 3.5 years)

Eligible Latin American countries:


Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela

Levels of study available:


You can study these postgraduate qualifications at one of eleven New Zealand universities and education institutions:


  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)

  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)

  • Master’s Degree (1-2 years)

  • PhD (up to 3.5 years)


Eligible Commonwealth countries:


Africa


Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.


Caribbean


Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines.


Asia

Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia.


Pacific


Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


Study subjects recommended for each country


Eight universities to choose from


QS World University Rankings ranks New Zealand universities in the top 3%. New Zealand universities rank in the world’s top 100 in over 30 subjects.


  • Auckland University of Technology

  • Lincoln University

  • Massey University

  • University of Auckland

  • University of Canterbury

  • University of Otago

  • University of Waikato

  • Victoria University of Wellington

Financial support for scholars


With a full New Zealand Scholarship, scholars receive:


  • full tuition fees

  • living allowance (a stipend) of NZ$491 per week. This will help with a scholar’s basic living expenses, but it is not enough to cover the living costs of any family members.

  • an establishment allowance of NZ$3000. This is to help with set-up costs in New Zealand. For example, you can use it for accommodation expenses, text books, or other study materials.

  • medical insurance when you are in New Zealand.

  • travel to and from your own country. This is for travel from your own country at the start of the scholarship, and for return travel at the end of your scholarship

  • travel insurance

  • travel home during your scholarship (We allow for one or two trips home, depending on the length of your scholarship)

  • help with research and thesis costs for many postgraduate students


How to apply for a New Zealand Scholarship


The New Zealand Scholarship application process differs depending on which country or region you are from. You can apply between the application opening and closing dates for your country.


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