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STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
In March Equal Student Exchange looks at the many opportunities available for students from developing countries hoping to study in New Zealand.
Within this post Equal Student Exchange focuses on the many programs which offer financial support and guidance within the New Zealand Aid Programme (NZ Aid). These programs are funded by the New Zealand Government’s overseas aid and development programme. They are managed by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).
The purpose of the scholarships is for selected students from developing countries to gain knowledge and skills through post-graduate study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country.
Students who gain the opportunity to participate in this program are required to return to their home country for at least two years after the completion of their scholarship to apply these new skills and knowledge in government, civil society, or private business organisations.
- Learn more about the NZ Aid Programme
- New Zealand Development Scholarships
- Check if your country is listed as one of the eligible countries
- Types of scholarships
- Research Grants
- List of NZ Educational institutions
- Eligibility criteria
- English language requirements (TOEFL and IELTS)s
NZ Aid also often takes a regional focus within its development and capacity building scholarship programs:
- New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards
- New Zealand Pacific Scholarships
- Short Term Training Awards
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Again Equal Student Exchange recommends those of you out there who are interested in studying overseas to make good use of a tool which has become an old favourite. The scholarship search tool for New Zealand is a very useful way of finding a program which is suitable for you nationality, level of study and your area of study or discipline.
This tool might help you find scholarships which are a part of the New Zealand International Undergraduate Fees Scholarships (NZIUFS) and the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS). Both of these programs provide significant educational opportunities. They are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand.
Another useful tool ESE would like to share with its followers and members is the search tool found on the Study in New Zealand website.
There are a number of quality education providers in New Zealand. Many of these universities also provide a range of scholarships and research support grants for international students. Be sure to at least have a look at some of them:
- Scholarships Auckland University
- Scholarships Auckland University of Technology
- Scholarships Canterbury University
- Scholarships Lincoln University
- Scholarships Massey University
- Scholarships University Otago
- Scholarships Victoria University
- Scholarships The University Waikato
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is another international programme. The CSFP offers scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries.
Equal Student Exchange is also able to direct you towards some links which provide further information about life in New Zealand:
- New Zealand Now
- Working in New Zealand
- New Zealand Citizenship Requirements
- Studying in New Zealand (further info)
Finally, for those of you already involved in research, PhD or professional within the field of global health, we suggest you look towards the International Collaborative Research Grant (ICRG).
The International Collaborative Research Grants (ICRG) Scheme is a partnership between the Wellcome Trust, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia and the Health Research Council (HRC) of New Zealand. The Scheme is designed to foster collaborative research between the developing countries of the region and both Australia and New Zealand.
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