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New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarship for African Countries, 2017


New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships is an opportunity to selected African countries to undertake development-related studies at tertiary education institutions in New Zealand.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Offered annually? Yes
Study Location: New Zealand
Fields of study: Preference will be given to candidates who apply to study in academic disciplines relating to one or more of the following:

Agriculture development
– Agri-business management: agricultural economics, agricultural systems and management, rural development, logistics, supply chain and distribution management, value chain development, agriculture marketing, international agribusiness
– Agriculture production: animal science, veterinary nursing, plant science, horticultural science, soil science
– Agriculture trade and technology: Phytosanitary, bio-security, biotechnology, agricultural trade
– Post-harvest: food production, food sciences/technology, post-harvest processing, food storage and packaging, food safety
Renewable energy
Geothermal, solar, hydro-electric and wind energy, energy engineering, renewable energy distribution systems, energy sector management/reform, including energy economics and financials

About Scholarship:
New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country. Awardees 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 Eligibility to Apply?
Applicants must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Scholarship:
– Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing your scholarship.
– Be a citizen of the country from which you are applying for a scholarship.
– Not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, European Union countries, United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, South Korea, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.
– Have resided in your home country for at least two years immediately prior to commencing your scholarship. Have at least 2 years of work experience (part time or fulltime, paid or voluntary).
– Not be serving military personnel.
– Be able to satisfy Immigration requirements for international student entry to New Zealand or the country in which you will undertake your scholarship (i.e. medical checks, police clearances/character checks, etc.)
– Be academically and linguistically able to obtain an Offer of Place for the proposed programme of study from the tertiary institute where you will undertake your scholarship.
– Not have been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship
– Seek a qualification that will contribute to the sustainable development of your home country
– Commit to return to your country for a minimum of 2 years at the end of your scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits?
New Zealand has first-rate education institutions that offer world-recognised qualifications.
– Successful applicants will have access to excellent academic knowledge in quality facilities.
– The scholarships include financial support for tuition, living costs while in New Zealand, and airfares.
– The partners of students are eligible for a work visa that allows them to live and work in New Zealand for the duration of their partner’s study.

Duration of sponsorship:
– Masters Degree (1 – 2 years)
– PhD (3 – 4 years)

How To Apply:
The online application process has four steps, all completed on an online application site(external). The site will explain each step in more detail.

Step one: Confirm your eligibility: Complete the Online Eligibility Test. This will give you a number that you will need when you register (step three).
Step two: Create a Real Me login: This will give you a login and password that you will use through the application process.
Step three: Register with New Zealand Scholarships online: This creates your application account, and means you will be set up to complete an application.
Step four: Complete your application: This step will only become available when applications formally opens. Check application dates.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship we encourage you to complete steps 1, 2 and 3 before applications open in February 2017. We can then send you a message when Step 4 opens up.

For more information and to apply, visit the Scholarship Application Page.

Application Deadline: 15th March 2017



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