The purpose of the New Zealand Development scholarships is for candidates to gain knowledge and skills through postgraduate study in specific subject areas that 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.
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMMES
All Programmes offered at the New Zealand Universities
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP
To be eligible, you must:
*. be a citizen of an New Zealand Development Scholarships participating country (see list below)
*. be residing in your country of citizenship, preferably for at least two years prior to application
*. not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand, Australia, or another developed country
*. not be married or engaged to be married to a person who holds, or who is eligible to hold, citizenship or permanent residence of New Zealand, Australia or another developed country
*. be aged 17 or over before the scholarship start date
*. be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking funding for a qualification already in progress in New Zealand or another country †
*. not have completed, or nearly completed, a qualification at a similar level (i.e. applicants must apply for a higher level qualification than any previously attained), unless strong developmental relevance is demonstrated
*. satisfy the admission requirements of the New Zealand education institution at which the qualification is to be undertaken, including English language criteria
*. have been working in your home country since completing their highest tertiary qualification gained to date, preferably for at least two years prior to application
*. be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the relevant sector in your home country, and to your country’s development in general
*. be able to take up the scholarship in the academic year for which it is offered.
AFRICAN COUNTRIES: Kenya South Africa Tanzania Zambia
• New Zealand has first-rate education institutions that offer world-recognised qualifications. Successful applicants will have access to excellent academic knowledge in quality facilities.
• The scholarships include financial support for tuition, living costs while in New Zealand, and airfares.
• The partners of students are eligible for a work visa that allows them to live and work in New Zealand for the duration of their partner’s study.
Scholarship will last for the duration of the postgraduate programme
Institutions in New Zealand
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURE
You must first apply to the University of your choose. See link below.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE
Application deadline for applicants between 30 April and 31 May 2013 depending on institution
SOURCE: New Zealand Scholarship
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