New Zealand ASEAN Scholarship: Empowering Individuals to Contribute towards Development!

Deadline: 15 April 2016

Applicants are invited for New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships (NZAS) funded by the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme. They are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

NZAS is to recognize New Zealand’s close cultural, economic, and geographic ties with Southeast Asia. It seeks to empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to the economic, social, and political development of their region. NZAS are offered for postgraduate level study.

Eligible Countries: Brunei Darrusalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants from all eligible countries must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand SEAN Scholarships. Applicant

  • must be at least 18 years old at the time he/she start the scholarship.
  • The country applicant is living in is in the list of eligible countries.
  • is a citizen of the country he/she is living in.
  • have been living in this country for at least the last two years (unless you are a member of the diplomatic corps or a dependent of a member of the diplomatic corps).
  • must confirm that he/she is not currently serving in the military.
  • want to study in New Zealand or in the Pacific and applicant from Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu.
  • want to study at a level that is listed as available for his/her country for the scholarship that he/she is applying for.
  • is expected to meet Immigration requirements for a student visa to New Zealand or the Pacific country he/she will study in.
  • is expected to meet the academic entry requirements (including English language ability) to get into his/her preferred programme of study.
  • should confirm that he/she have not been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship because of poor academic performance or personal conduct.
  • can demonstrate that the study he/she want to do will enable him/her to contribute to the sustainable development of his/her home country.
  • should be committed to return to his/her country for a minimum of two years at the end of his/her scholarship to contribute to his/her country’s development.
  • should have at least two years of work experience (part time or full time, paid or voluntary) unless he/she is applying straight from school or during his/her first year of tertiary study (for countries offered undergraduate study)

How to Apply

Interested applicants can pick the application form from the New Zealand High Commission or Embassy in their country or apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit New Zealand ASEAN Scholarship.