Call for Applications: 2015/2016 New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship for developing Commonwealth countries

Deadline: 19 March 2015 - 12:15am

Website: http://www.aid.govt.nz/funding-and-contracts/scholarships/types-scholarship/commonwealth-scholarships

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.

Applicants must:
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;

Scholarship value/inclusions:
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

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3 Responses to “Call for Applications: 2015/2016 New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship for developing Commonwealth countries”

  1. Natheleen Bangi

    Hi, My name is Nayheleen Bangi from Papua New Guinea and I just want to enquire about the application. I know the application is closed but will you accept late applications?

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  2. Greeting from Belize my name is Macario Coy; I just want to inquire about the application. The application is been on our Ministry of Education website today. How may I become a successful applicant?

    Very interesting!

    Reply
  3. cathy paraka

    Need application Form to be sent please.

    Reply

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