New Zealand Development Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in New Zealand

Deadline: 30 April 2016 - 12:00am

Applications are invited for nationals of Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to undertake full time postgraduate studies (for postgraduate certificates, diplomas or masters degrees) at universities in New Zealand commencing 2017.

The New Zealand government provides New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) through the New Zealand Aid Programme within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The scholarships are available to eligible African applicants and will cover travel to and from the scholar’s home country at the start, during the end of your scholarship, medical and travel insurance, full tuition fees, and establishment allowance, and a living allowance to cover day-to-day costs in New Zealand. Applicants may also be entitled to additional support for a thesis.

The NZDS scheme aims to strengthen sustainable economic development in Africa by contributing to human resource development. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership qualities, and commitment to the development of their home country; candidates who are 39 years of age or younger at the time of commencing their scholarship; candidates who apply in disciplines relating to: agriculture development, renewable energy.
Online applications deadline – 30 April 2016 (can be used on low bandwidth Internet)

Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo aptitude testing and a telephone interview. All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application by October 2016. If offered a New Zealand Development Scholarship, travel to New Zealand is subject to a visa being issued by Immigration New Zealand.

Any queries should be referred in the first instance to the New Zealand Aid Programme Team:scholarships@mfat.govt.nz.

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