New Zealand Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

New Zealand Development Scholarships – study commencing in 2014

The New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) scheme offers the opportunity to people from targeted developing countries to undertake development-related studies at tertiary education institutions in New Zealand. NZDS are a central part of the New Zealand Government’s development assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean.

The New Zealand Aid programme offers NZDS awards to citizens from Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Trinidad & Tobago, and Venezuela.

The purpose of the NZDS scheme is for scholarship holders to gain knowledge and skills in specific subject areas that will assist in the development of their home country by contributing to identified human resource development training needs. It is a pre-condition of accepting a NZDS award that scholarship holders return to their home country for a minimum period of two years.

For the 2014 Academic year NZDS scholarships will be offered at postgraduate level for study related to Sustainable Economic Development with preference given to study in sectors of:

  • Agriculture development; and
  • Geothermal development.

Please follow this link  for information, or contact the Embassy at .

Making an application

Candidates should apply directly to a New Zealand education institution and direct all questions about the New Zealand Development Scholarships to that institution.

The application and selection process is as follows:

  • Complete an NZDS application form (PDF 203kb) (also available from a New Zealand Embassy, or New Zealand education institutions);
  • Applications must reach the relevant New Zealand education institute by their closing dates, which vary between 30 April and 1 June 2013.

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