New Zealand Development Scholarship for Postgraduates Studies

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Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 1 June, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Fellowships and Scholarships

Applications are invited from nationals of  Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia,, Tanzania, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe to undertake postgraduate studies (for postgraduate diploma or Master’s degrees) at Universities in New Zealand commencing in January 2013.

The New Zealand Government provides New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) through the New Zealand Aid Programme within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The scholarships are available to eligible African applicants and will cover air travel, full tuition fees, an establishment allowance, and a living allowance to cover day to day costs in New Zealand. 

Applicants may also be entitled to return travel to their home country to see dependant family members under the Reunion Airfare Entitlement.

The NZDS scheme aims to strengthen sustainable economic development in Africa by contributing to human resource development particularly:

  • Agriculture;  and
  • Geothermal development.

Applications are to be submitted on the New Scholarship Application Form to the New Zealand education institution of the applicant’s choice by the institution’s published application close-off date.

For more information, refer to for the education institution’s contact details and related cut-off dates.

Enquiries: New Zealand Aid Programme Manager, e-mail: or post to the New Zealand High Commission, Private Bag X27, Brooklyn Square, Pretoria, 0075, South Africa.

Applications received by each New Zealand education institution by the published close-off dates will be assessed based on the selection and eligibility criteria.

The education institutions will forward complete eligible scholarship applications to the New Zealand High Commission in Pretoria for final assessment.

All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application by October 2012.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo a telephone interview.

For more about the New Zealand Aid Programme, refer to

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