New Zealand Permanent Mission Geneva, Switzerland

New Zealand Development Scholarships 2014 - Now open!

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The New Zealand Development Scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s overseas aid and development programme.

The purpose of the scholarships is for candidates to gain knowledge and skills through post-graduate study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country. 

Applicants must have resided in their country of citizenship for a minimum of two years prior to commencing their award.  Scholars are required to return to their home country for at least two years after the completion of their scholarship to apply these new skills and knowledge in government, civil society, or private business organisations.

Who is eligible?

Over 90 countries are eligible for a New Zealand Development Scholarship.  Click here to see if your country is eligible:

What can I study?

New Zealand Development Scholarships are offered in specific subject areas.  Depending on your country of citizenship, you may be able to study subjects such as Public Sector Management; Disaster Risk Management (DRM); Agri-business; Renewable Energy; and Private Sector Development.

Click on the attachements below to find out which qualifications are offered at which Universities:

When do applications close?

For the most current information about the dates, processes and addresses that apply to your country, please visit the New Zealand Aid Programme Website

In most cases you will need to obtain admission to a New Zealand University prior to applying for a scholarship. 

We recommend that you apply for admission to your preferred institution no later than 30 April 2014.  You must lodge an application for a New Zealand Development Scholarship no later than 1 August 2014. Click on attachement below for the Application Form – New Zealand Scholarships 2014. The ‘Offer of Place’ from the New Zealand University must be attached to the application and sent to the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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