Commonwealth scholarships for Postgraduate Study in New Zealand Universities (Fully Funded) 2016
As part of the CSFP programme, New Zealand offers New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships to candidates from developing Commonwealth countries for postgraduate study (Masters and PhD) in New Zealand universities on a contestable basis. New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are highly competitive and for top level graduates.
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and managed and managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). The selection process in New Zealand is managed by Universities New Zealand.
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries.
The CSFP was established at the first Commonwealth education conference in 1959 and is reviewed by education ministers at their triennial meetings. The CSFP is the only scholarship scheme in the world to receive such high-level recognition.
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate qualifications:
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships
Universities New Zealand is managing the application and selection process for the New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships:
– applications in 2016 for tenure from 2017.
Scholarships may be held at one of the eight universities in New Zealand:
Scholarships are for postgraduate study at Masters or PhD level only.
Candidates must meet all the scholarship eligibility criteria including:
|Africa||Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia|
|Caribbean||Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Asia||Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka|
|Pacific||Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu|
How to apply
If you would like to apply for a New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship please note the following:
You may only apply using the New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship Application form as a hard copy. Please note that applicants are unable to apply online. You must submit your application to your local Nominating Agency.
The following steps can only be completed once the online application portal opens on 1 February 2016.
Step One: Confirm your eligibility
Before you start your application, check your eligibility against the requirements.
Step Two: Decide the type of institution and qualification
If you are eligible, decide the type of institution and qualification that is right for you. For more information, please see on the Frequently Asked Questions . For information about studying in New Zealand visitwww.studyinnewzealand.com .
Step Three: Apply for an Offer of Place
Once you have selected your institution and qualification, you will need to seek an offer of place at one of our New Zealand institutions. Please refer to the list of New Zealand institutions for further information here.
Step Four: Apply for a New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship
Please submit your completed application to the Nominating Agency in your home country, including your offer of place. Failure to do so will result in your application being deemed ineligible. It is important to note that applications sent directly to MFAT or Universities New Zealand will be deemed ineligible.
The Nominating Agency in your country will then nominate the two strongest applications to be forwarded to Universities New Zealand to be assessed against all other nominated New Zealand Commonwealth applications from across the Commonwealth.
When submitting your New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship application to your local Nominating Agency you must attach the following official documentation:
1. One of the following:
2. Copy of Offer of Place from New Zealand institution
3. Verified copies of relevant academic transcripts
4. Verified copies of relevant completion certificates
5. Contact details of most recent employer and two most relevant other employers
6. A non-verified copy of an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) which will be verified by MFAT online using the TRF Verification Service OR An original copy of a TOEFL test result form. Whichever is provided it must have been completed in the last 24 months.
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Deadline: Varying by Country