Deadline: 19 March 2015 - 12:15am
Where: New Zealand
Conveners: Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)
2015/2016 New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship for developing Commonwealth countries for postgraduate study (Master’s and PhD) in New Zealand universities
As part of the CSFP programme, New Zealand offers New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships to candidates from developing Commonwealth countries for postgraduate study (Master’s and PhD) in New Zealand universities on a contestable basis. New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are highly competitive and for top level graduates.
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries.
Have citizenship of a participating developing Commonwealth country; permanent residents of a participating country are not eligible to apply;
Be residing in their country of citizenship, preferably for at least two years prior to application;
The New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships scheme funds tuition and enrolment fees, an establishment allowance, a basic stipend, approved scholarship-related travel, some course-related costs, and medical and travel insurance. Each Scholarship provides:
Travel: International, and New Zealand domestic, air travel at the start and end of the scholarship for awardee, and reimbursement of awardee’s visa costs. In addition, a reunion travel entitlement may be available to awardees who have left dependants in their home country.
Tuition Fees and other compulsory institutional course costs: Postgraduate research and thesis allowance: An allowance of NZ$1,500, and a return economy airfare to awardee’s home country for overseas fieldwork, if research component is 50% or greater.
Medical and Travel Insurance.
Establishment allowance: NZ$3,000 paid on arrival in New Zealand to meet text book costs and to assist with other set up costs in New Zealand. At the beginning of each additional study year NZ$1,000 will be paid to cover the full year.
Living Allowance: The annual rate of NZ$21,580 (NZ$415 per week) is paid fortnightly and is a contribution to living costs for day-to-day expenses, including accommodation (rent or board), food costs, utility expenses (telephone, electricity etc.), transport, personal items, and course-related costs (stationery, field trips, workshops etc.).
Application Deadline: Varying by Nominating Agency http://goo.gl/uNnFUb