New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

ASEAN Scholars awards

“Indonesia will receive up to 50 postgraduate scholarships from the New Zealand Government, up from 15 in 2010”, New Zealand Ambassador David Taylor announced.

“This major increase in scholarships reflects New Zealand’s efforts to strengthen relations with Indonesia and ASEAN as a whole”.

Applications are now open for ASEAN Scholars awards for eligible post graduate students from Indonesia to study in New Zealand for the 2012 tertiary year.

“An ASEAN Scholars award is a great opportunity for students with a strong track record of achievement to make a difference to Indonesia’s future development”, Ambassador Taylor said.

“New Zealand boasts world class education facilities, internationally recognised qualifications and a unique, welcoming environment. Studying in New Zealand opens up new and exciting prospects, and delivers the skills and qualifications necessary to make a lasting contribution to the economic, social and political development of their home nation”, says Ambassador Taylor.
New Zealand is a long-standing partner of ASEAN and as part of a package of initiatives to support developing ASEAN countries, a further 100 education scholarships were announced in July last year by Foreign Minister Murray McCully, increasing the annual number of awards offered by New Zealand to developing ASEAN countries to 170.

Under a New Zealand ASEAN Scholars Award, successful applicants will receive return travel assistance from their home country, full tuition fees, an establishment allowance upon arrival in New Zealand, and a living allowance to cover day to day costs.

For more information about eligibility criteria and how to apply visit our ASEAN scholarships page or visit www.aid.govt.nz. Applications from Indonesia close on 11 April 2011 for study beginning in early 2012.

Embassy contact: Ira Indirawati
Email: nzas@ntt.net.id.

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