2017 New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards 2017



2017 New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards

NZ Time. Applications are invited for 2017 New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards. These awards are open for postgraduate study at one of the participating tertiary institution in New Zealand. Grants are awarded for the whole duration of the programme. Scholarships are open for the national from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Criteria for awards for Brunei and Singapore are set by Victoria University of Wellington. Application timelines can vary depending on the country. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | New Zealand

Level: Awards are available for pursuing Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree and PhD Degree Program at New Zealand institutions. Applicants from Brunei and Singapore will pursue PhD study at Victoria University of Wellington.

Field(s): : Applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given as follows (except for For Brunei and Singapore): Agriculture Development, Renewable Energy, English Language Teaching, Disaster Risk Management, Public Sector Management and Private Sector Development.

Deadline:Applications open: 1 February 2017 and closes 15 March 2017, 12pm (midday) NZ Time

Funded By: New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s international development programme.

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):  New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards are targeted for applications for New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards are welcome from the following countries:


‣ The  New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards (NZAS) recognise New Zealand’s close cultural, economic, and geographic ties with Southeast Asia.

‣ They seek to empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to the economic, social, and political development of their region.

‣ NZAS are offered for postgraduate level study. NZAS are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme. They are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Applicants must meet the following conditions to be eligible for New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards :

‣ 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.

‣ Important note: this condition does not apply to applicants from the Cook Islands, Tokelau or Niue, or applicants from Samoa with dual Samoa-NZ citizenship.

‣ Have resided in your home country for at least two years immediately prior to commencing your scholarship.

‣ Important note:this condition does not apply to applicants who are members of the diplomatic corps or their dependants, and may not apply to applicants for Short Term Scholarships.

‣ Have at least 2 years of work experience (part time or fulltime, paid or voluntary).

‣ Important note:this condition does not apply to applicants from the Pacific who are applying for a pre-service scholarship -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.

Selection Criteria for  New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards

‣ Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership qualities, and a commitment to the development of their home country. Preference is also given to candidates who are 39 years of age or younger at the time of commencing their scholarship.

Scholarship Application Method 

Prepare for your application

• Read Our scholarships – why New Zealand offers scholarships and what you can expect

• Read your country page and ensure your application is aligned with the priority sectors for your country

• Understand our selection preferences for scholars

• Understand what we expect from you if you win a scholarship, both during your study and after you graduate.

Check how you should apply

Most applications should be completed online and this is the only option for some countries. Paper applications are accepted for some countries only. (But applications for New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships follow a different process.)

Check how applications are accepted for your country and scholarship type. 

If both online and paper applications are accepted, please use only one method when applying.

All New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship applications should be completed via paper applications. Read more about how to apply for a New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship.

Online applications

Online applications are for the following scholarship types:

The online application process has four steps, all completed on an online application site (external link). 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 in the months before applications open.

Start your online application process now:

Start your online application process here (external link).

Paper applications

Paper applications are for the below scholarship types, but are only available in selected countries. Even if paper applications are available to you, we encourage you to apply via the Online Application Portal if you have internet access.

Paper applications have three steps.

Step one: Confirm your eligibility

Check your eligibility against the requirements to make sure that you are eligible for a scholarship.

Step two: Get a copy of an application form

If you are eligible, get an application form from the New Zealand High Commission or Embassy in your country.

Step three: Complete your application

Complete the form, and submit it to the High Commission or Embassy by the close date. Check the application closing date for your country. 

A different process applies for New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship applications. Read the information below.

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date :Applications open: 1 February 2017 and closes 15 March 2017, 12pm (midday) NZ Time

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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