About ESE

Equal Student Exchange (ESE) is a volunteer-based student network which provides free information about student exchange and study overseas opportunities.

Focusing on providing information to students from developing countries, ESE acknowledges the financial and organisational obstacles these students must often come to face. It is the belief of ESE that both universities and students can benefit through international engagement. A more culturally diverse range of international students will contribute to the continued exchange of knowledge, ideas and culture between different universities and countries.

The volunteers of ESE recognize the importance of establishing enduring educational, cultural and professional links through student exchange.

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Wikimedia Commons: Mandy Simpson

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.

NZ Aid also often takes a regional focus within its development and capacity building scholarship programs:

Wikimedia Commons: Phillip Capper from Wellington, New Zealand

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:

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:

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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  1. Thank you for your interest in our scholarship programme.

    We accept diverse students from all nationalities, ages and cultures. The scholarship that we provide is 5000 euros given only once which unfortunately won’t cover all of you expenses but it will help you a lot since it covers around 75% of your tuition during the first year. Other expenses are not covered by the scholarship.

    You can find more information related to language requirements in the link below:


    For more information on the application procedure (the application form) and requirements, please visit: http://www.thehagueuniversity.com/bachelor-studies/admissions-and-finances/financing-your-bachelor-study/talent-scholarship

    I hope I was helpful! If you have any more question please feel free to contact us again!

    With kind regards,
    The Hague University

  2. Furthermore, in order to apply you need to be temporarily accepted so we know that you have the knowledge and certificates that are needed for the admission process.

    The student number is a combination of eight figures that is provided to you by the university once you are accepted provisionally in one of the programmes that The Hague University offers.

    Therefore, you should apply for a bachelor programme of your interest (within The Hague University) in order to be temporary accepted and get a student number so you can apply for the scholarship.

    If something is not clear or you have any more questions about the scholarship before you apply, please don’t hesitate to send an email again!

    With kind regards,

    The Hague University of Applied Sciences


    Email your questions to: talentscholarship@hhs.nl

    If you would like to apply without an agent try emailing the international office:

    email: InternationalOffice@hhs.nl

    More information about application procedures here:

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"Equal Student Exchange" (ESE) - non-profit/grassroots community, is a student network made up of students who want to help make international student exchange a more equal process. We hope to do this by assisting students from developing countries gain access to information and opportunities about studying/vocational experience overseas. Our audience is primarily students who want to study/travel overseas. The information we provide may include advice about: *International Universities, *Costs and fees (travel/living/study), *Procedures for obtaining Visas, *Possible support through scholarships and grants, *General tourism information, *Other study overseas opportunities Programs and conferences overseas. *international conferences Benefits and Opportunities: This is an opportunity to bring local and international students together, make new friends and give students from developing countries the same opportunities that are enjoyed by students from advanced developed countries. The group also encourages international students to contribute back to the university and community which is hosting them.