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New Zealand Development Scholarship (NZDS)

The New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) scheme is financed by the New Zealand Aid Programme and the scholarships are offered for full-time, postgraduate study. New Zealand Scholarships contribute to equitable economic growth and poverty reduction in your region.

Through Scholarships for tertiary education and skills development, New Zealand contributes to a growing population of well-educated and highly-skilled people with the necessary abilities and qualifications to make a real and positive difference to their country and communities and who will generate and sustain economic growth for your country. Scholarships provide an opportunity for people to obtain qualifications at participating New Zealand universities and technical institutions.

Scholarships are offered in specific subject areas that are relevant to the development needs and employment opportunities of your country. Scholarships are available for the following subjects:

  • Agriculture Development
  • Renewable Energy

The following types of qualifications are available under New Zealand Development Scholarships:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
  • Masters Degree (1 – 2 years)

New Zealand Scholarships are offered to candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to your country and who have the motivation and ability to contribute to your country's social and economic development after completing their Scholarship.Candidates must also have strong academic or vocational skills and leadership experience or potential.


Application deadline

5.00pm 31 July 2015

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