New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships 2020 (Masters/PhD Level)

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships 2020

About New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship

  • New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are prestigious scholarships that recognize New Zealand’s history and ties to the Commonwealth
  • Our Commonwealth Scholarships are part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) – an international program under which Commonwealth countries offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth States
  • NZ Commonwealth Scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Program, the New Zealand Government’s overseas aid and development program
  • They are managed by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)

Who is eligible?

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are available to citizens of these countries in the Commonwealth:

  • Africa
    Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
  • Caribbean
    Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines.
  • Asia
    Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia.
  • Pacific
    Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

You can visit the New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade website to check eligibility.

How do I apply?

 

Value of Scholarship:

  • The entitlements of the Scholarship include full tuition fees, a living allowance (paid fortnightly), an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel between applicant’s home country and academic support at applicant’s institution, and assistance with research and thesis costs for most postgraduate research students
  • Please visit at – https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-anddevelopment/scholarships/what-you-get-with-a-new-zealand-scholarship/

Course Level

Scholarships are available for pursuing Master’s or PhD studies in New Zealand

Eligible Countries

Africa Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
Caribbean Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Asia Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia.
Pacific Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timeline

Application Group Eligible countries Form type Dates
Group 1 A: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina

B: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil

C: Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba

D: Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic

E: Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ethiopia

F: Fiji

G: Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana

H-K: Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya

L: Lao PDR, Lesotho

M: Malawi, Malaysia, Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau), Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar

N: Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue

P-R: Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda

S: St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa (Open Category), Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Suriname

T: Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Tuvalu

U-Z: Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Apply online only Opens: Saturday 1 February 2020, 12.01 am NZ Time.

Closes: Friday 28 February 2020, 12.00 pm NZ Time.

Group 2 Kiribati Paper applications can be collected from the New Zealand High Commission.

Applications must be submitted to the New Zealand High Commission.

 

New Zealand High Commission

PO Box 53

Bairiki, Tarawa

 

Tel: +686 21400

Fax: +686 21402

 

Unique process with paper form

Opens: Monday 10 February 2020, 9.00 am local time.

Closes: Friday 20 March 2020 4.00 pm local time.

Group 3  Samoa (Foundation) Unique process Dates will be confirmed by April 2020
Group 4  Commonwealth countries Unique process with paper form Opens: Monday 3 February 2020, 12.01 am NZ Time.

Closes: Friday 27 March 2020, 12.00 pm NZ Time.

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