Programme outline

The New Zealand Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), is offering Full
Post-Graduate Scholarships to international students who wish to study at any of the eleven New Zealand
universities and education institutions in 2021. The purpose of a New Zealand Scholarship is to fund the
training of citizens from developing countries, so they can positively impact on their country's
> development by sharing new skills and knowledge gained from their study.

Scholarships available

There are two types of scholarships available. 1. The New Zealand Development Scholarship and 2. The
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship. Follow the links below for more information about the
particular scholarship type.

 

 

Development Scholarship

Commonwealth Scholarship

Level of study

Post Graduate Diploma, Master’s and PhD

Master’s and PhD

Field of study

Sectors of study include, but not limited to: Agriculture, Food Security, Climate Change and Resilience, Renewable Energy and Good Governance. Full set of recommended courses is available on the scholarships website.

Sectors of study include, but not limited to: Agriculture, Food Security, Renewable Energy and Good Governance. Full set of recommended courses is available on the application form please refer to page 21.

Deadlines

28 February 2020 at 12:00 midday NZ Time

31 March 2020 at 12:00 midday NZ Time

Who can apply?

South African citizens 18 years old or older at the time of commencing their scholarship. Meet both the academic entry requirements and the English language requirements determined by each education institution. PhD applicants must look for a supervisor as soon as possible Must contribute to the country’s social or economic development for two years after completing their scholarship study. Have relevant work experience. For Governance related topics, preference will be given to applicants who are currently or were in the past five years employed in the public service.

South African citizens Applicants who are 39 years of age or younger at the time of commencing their scholarship Applicants who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership qualities, and a commitment to the development of their home country

 

What the scholarship offers

Full tuition fees,
Return economy air travel,
Travel and medical insurance and,
Stipend towards basic living costs

Full tuition fees,
Return economy air travel,
Travel and medical insurance and,

Stipend towards basic living costs

Application process

Your chosen education institution sets course entry requirements; please check minimum entry requirements on their website before you apply for a New Zealand Scholarship.
For more information on the Scholarships and application process, please visit the website: Apply online here

Applicants must submit the New Zealand Tertiary Scholarships application form to the Department of Higher Education and Training at:  internationalscholarships@dhet.gov.za

Contact

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Sinayo Sirenya by e-mail at sinayo.sirenya@mfat.govt.nz or by telephone at +27 12 435 9000

For questions which are not answered by the information on this website, submit an online enquiry at: https://scholarship.force.com/Scholar/s/enquiry
Regional Contact:
New Zealand High Commission
Attention: Scholarships, 125 Middle Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk 0181, Pretoria, South Africa.
Tel: +27 12 435 9000

 

Documents and links

Education institution
Online application
Recommended courses
Scholarships available
Eligibility
Selection Preferences
Contact us
Application dates
Selection Preferences
how to apply
online enquiry here (external link)
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship Application form 2020

Note

Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions. If there are
any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details
provided above.