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New Zealand Scholarships

There are a range of scholarships available to international scholars for study in New Zealand. You may also wish to check the scholarships office of the education institution at which you wish to study.

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. They are available for the following qualifications:

Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
Master's Degree (1 - 2 years)
PhD (3 - 4 years)

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) - an international programme under which Commonwealth countries offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth states. The key principles are to:

Promote mutual cooperation and share educational experience among all Commonwealth countries
Be available across the Commonwealth
Recognise and promote the highest level of intellectual achievement

They are available for the following qualifications:

Master's Degree (1 - 2 years)
PhD (up to 3.5 years)
Study areas

Preference will be given to candidates who apply to study in academic disciplines relating to 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, postharvest processing, food storage and packaging, food safety

Renewable energy

Geothermal, solar, hydroelectric and wind energy, energy engineering, renewable energy distribution systems, energy sector management/reform, including energy economics and financials

The entitlements of the Scholarship include full tuition fees, a living allowance (paid fortnightly), an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel between your home country and New
Zealand at the start and end of your scholarship, home leave or reunion travel for some eligible scholars, pastoral and academic support at your institution, and assistance with research and thesis costs for most postgraduate research students.

Applications open: 16 February 2018

Applications close: 30 March 2018, 12pm (midday) NZ Time.

Regional Contact

New Zealand High Commission
Attention: Scholarships,
125 Middle Street, Nieuw
Muckleneuk, 0181, Pretoria, SA.
Tel: +27 12 435 9000

Please visit: for more information.

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