New Zealand Aid Programme for Papua New Guinea 2017



The New Zealand Aid Programme is offering scholarships to people from Papua New Guinea who are motivated to make a difference at home.


Applicants from all eligible countries must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Scholarship:

I will be at least 18 years old at the time I start the scholarship.
I am a citizen of a participating country (as listed in the scholarships section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website) and I am residing in and applying for a scholarship from my country of citizenship.
I confirm that I am not also a citizen or permanent resident of any the following countries: New Zealand, Australia, Israel, South Korea, Japan, USA, any European Union country, Qatar, United Kingdom, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. (Note: This criteria does not apply to people from Niue, Cook Islands, Tokelau who are New Zealand citizens, and it also does not apply to NZ-Samoan dual citizens.)
On 31 December 2017, my country will have been my main country of residence for the last two years or more (unless you are a member of the diplomatic corps or a dependent of a member of the diplomatic corps).
I confirm that I am not currently serving in the military.
I expect to meet Immigration requirements for a student visa to New Zealand or the Pacific country I will study in (i.e. medical checks, etc.).

I expect to meet the academic entry requirements (including English language ability) for my preferred programme of study and institution. Refer to the website of your preferred institution to confirm entry requirements.
I confirm that I have not previously had a New Zealand Scholarship terminated because of poor academic performance (within the past 5 years) or breach of scholarship contract.
I intend to return to my country for two years or more at the end of my scholarship to contribute to my country’s development.
I have at least one year full time (two-year’s part time) work experience relevant to my career and/or preferred qualification unless I am applying straight from secondary school or during my first year of tertiary study (for countries offered undergraduate study).

Application Deadline: We accept applications at different times of the year. Check the relevant tertiary application dates and application method for your country.

The online application portal is under heavy stress in the days before applications close, so don’t leave your application to the last minute.

  • Get your application in at least 3-7 days before the closing time in case there are technical problems with the online application portal.
  • We accept no responsibility for technical problems with the online process.
  • Late applications are not accepted.
  • Application deadline is in New Zealand Time. Applications close at midday (NZ Time), not midnight.
  • Applications open: 1 February 2017

    Applications close: 15 March 2017, 12pm (midday) NZ Time

    Online OR Paper-based available for:

    Cambodia Indonesia Laos PDR Myanmar Nauru Niue Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Timor-Leste Tonga Tuvalu Vanuatu

Eligible sectors

Agriculture development, Renewable energy, Public sector management/development, Private sector development, Environment, Health (postgraduate only), Civil engineering

How to Apply

follow the LINK to Register

For questions which are not answered by the information on this website, submit an online enquiry here (external link).

Regional contact:

New Zealand High Commission
PO Box 1051 Waigani 131
NCD Papua New Guinea
Tel: (+675) 325 9444



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