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2015 New Zealand Development Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries

    The 2015 New Zealand Development Scholarship is currently open for applications. These scholarships are open to Newinternational students who wish to enroll for full-time, postgraduate level study in the republic of New Zealand. This scholarship cover academic expenses such as tuition fees, cost of living (paid fortnightly), establishment allowance, medical and travel, insurance fee, as well as travel between an applicants home country and New Zealand at the start and end of the scholarship


    To be eligible for these scholarships, note that the following criteria must be met

    Applicants should not be less than 18 years at the time of commencing their studies.

    • Applicants must be citizens of a country of which he or she is applying for a scholarship.
    • They Should not have citizenship or permanent residence status in the following countries New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, European Union countries, United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, South Korea, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.
    • Applicants must possess at least 2 years of work experience (it could be part time or fulltime, paid or voluntary).
    • Note that applicants should also be able to fully satisfy Immigration requirements for obtaining a visa entry to New Zealand or the country in which they will undertake the scholarship (i.e. medical checks, police clearances/character checks, etc.)
    • Applicants ought to be academically and linguistically able to obtain an Offer of Place for the proposed programme of study from the university where they will undertake their scholarship study
    • It is mandatory that all scholars commit to return to their country for a minimum of 2 years at the end of the scholarship.
    • Applicants should not have been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship.

    Fields of study

    • Scholarship awards will only be given to fields of study or studies that are related to Agriculture Development and Renewable Energy (for Africa and Latin America applicants), for Chinese applicants, Preference will be given to candidates who apply to study in academic disciplines relating to one or more of the following: Rural development; Food safety and biosecurity; Tourism and small business development and Agriculture Development, For Mongolia and Nepal, Preference will be given to study in academic disciplines that relates to the following fields: Agriculture Development, Renewable Energy, Private Sector Development and Public Sector Management.


    What the scholarship covers

    • The New Zealand Development Scholarship will cover the following expenses: full tuition fees, a living allowance (paid fortnightly), an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel between home country and New Zealand at the start and end of scholarship.

    How to apply

    Applicants will first and foremost apply for an offer of place at one of the ten eligible New Zealand education institutions. Once you’ve received an admission to New Zealand institution, download the scholarship application form and complete all sections. Finally Submit 2 copies of your completed application form, with all attachments and supporting documents (including an Offer of Place) by the deadline to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade via post But applicants from China and Timor-Leste should submit their application to their respective New Zealand Embassy. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.

    Application Deadline
    The deadlines for scholarship application are 31 July 2015 but for China is 18 May 2015 and for Timor-Leste is 30 April, 2015.

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