New Zealand High Commission Suva, Fiji
2015 New Zealand postgraduate scholarships for Fijians
New Zealand Pacific Scholarships are now available for Fiji citizens to apply for study in 2015 at postgraduate level in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Aid Programme is offering 10 scholarships for postgraduate certificate, diploma, masters, and doctorate level at selected New Zealand universities and technical institutions. The recipients will study in New Zealand’s first rate education system and have access to an influential network of Pacific alumni.
New Zealand’s Acting Head of Mission, Mark Ramsden, said the New Zealand Scholarships for tertiary education will contribute to Fiji’s growing population of well-educated and highly-skilled people and help to develop the leadership potential of a new generation.
“These scholarships provide opportunities for people to obtain qualifications in specific subject areas that are relevant to Fiji’s development needs and enhance their employability,” said Mr Ramsden.
The key priority subject areas for New Zealand Scholarships are agriculture, forestry, finance and economics, disaster risk management, education, and health.
Selection will be on the basis of strong and proven academic merit, relevance of the proposed study to the human resource development priorities of Fiji and leadership potential.
Last year ten Fiji citizens were awarded New Zealand Pacific Scholarships and have commenced studies in 2014.
Applications are open from this week and run until 30 April 2014. Application forms and the list of the tertiary institutions are available from the New Zealand High Commission Office in Suva, from our website (www.aid.govt.nz; www.nzembassy.com/fiji) and the Fiji Government Service Centres in Suva, Lautoka and Labasa.
For any further enquiries on this, please contact the New Zealand High Commission office in Suva on 3311422 or 3311448.