Scholarship : The New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS)
The New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) scheme offers the opportunity to people from selected developing countries to undertake development-related studies in New Zealand.
This may include study related to education, health, rural livelihoods, governance, human rights, or economic development, depending on the human resource development training needs of the home government.
New Zealand -Development Scholarships are offered for full-time, tertiary level study at participating New Zealand education institutions.
THE NZDS SCHEME HAS TWO CATEGORIES, ONE OF THEM IS:
NEW ZEALAND DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS – OPEN CATEGORY (NZDS-OPEN)
The NZDS-Open scholarships scheme is a non-bilateral scheme available to candidates of some developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. Under the NZDS-Open scheme, candidates independently apply for a scholarship.
NZDS-Open scholarships are generally directed at employees of private sector or civil society sector organisations, including non-governmental organisations. In some countries, public sector employees can also apply for a NZDS-Open scholarship depending on the country or region-specific selection criteria. This criteria also determines the levels and the fields of study under which candidates can apply to study in New Zealand.
ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA
Eligibility to apply for a New Zealand Development Scholarship (NZDS) is restricted to citizens of countries where NZAID offers the NZDS.
Applicants must meet the following NZDS eligibility criteria before their application will be further considered against the selection criteria, and any criteria specific to their home country or region (see the relevant country information sheet).
To be eligible for a NZDS, applicants must:
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