New Zealand Development Scholarships For Africans 2016-17

New Zealand Development Scholarships For Africans 2016-17

Deadlines: April 15 (Paper Application) and April 30 2016 (Online Application)

Starting February 1, 2016, New Zealand Aid Programme will  accept applications for the Africa Development Scholarships. These scholarships are offered to eligible Africans who are motivated to make a difference at home.

New Zealand Development Scholarships are available for the following qualifications:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
  • Masters Degree (1 – 2 years)
  • PhD (up to 3.5 years)

Scholarship Worth

The scholarships include financial support for tuition, living costs while in New Zealand, and airfares.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet all the scholarship eligibility criteria including:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing your scholarship.
  • Be a citizen of the country from which you are applying for a scholarship and have resided in that country for at least the last two years.
  • Agree to return to your home country for a minimum of two years on completion of the scholarship.
  • Eligible countries: Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Preference will be given to candidates who apply to study in academic disciplines relating to one or more of the following:

Agriculture development

  • Agri-business management, agricultural economics, agricultural systems and management, rural development, domestic supply chains and distribution, Natural Resource and Environmental Management
  • Biology, vegetable production, livestock/animal husbandry, crop management, sericulture (silk production), forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, agricultural pest management
  • Phytosanitary, bio-security, biotechnology, agricultural trade, 
  • Food production, food sciences/technology, post-harvest processing, food storage and packaging, food safety
  • A list of postgraduate qualifications relevant to Agriculture Development is available here [PDF, 422 KB]

Renewable energy

  • Geothermal, solar, hydro engineering and wind energy, renewable energy distribution systems
  • A list of postgraduate qualifications relevant to Renewable Energy is available here [PDF, 392 KB]

How to Apply

Postal address:

ATTN: Scholarships
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Private Bag 18-901
Wellington 6160
New Zealand

Courier address:

ATTN: Scholarships
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
195 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

For more information, visit New Zealand Africa Scholarships or contact the nomination agency in your country or e-mail [email protected]