New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Opportunities!

2016 New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship: Applicants are invited for New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and managed by MFAT. The selection process in New Zealand is managed by Universities New Zealand.
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme
under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. The CSFP was established at the first Commonwealth education conference in 1959 and is reviewed by education ministers at their triennial meetings. The CSFP is the only scholarship scheme in the world to receive such high-level recognition.

As part of the CSFP programme, New Zealand offers New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships to candidates from developing Commonwealth countries for postgraduate study (Masters and PhD) in New Zealand universities on a contestable basis. New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are highly competitive and for top level graduates.
New Zealand CSFP scholarships empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to economic, social and political development within selected developing countries.

Eligible Countries: Botswana, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Cook Islands, Cameroon, Barbados, India, Kiribati, Ghana, Belize, Malaysia, Nauru, Kenya, Dominica, Maldives, Niue, Lesotho, Grenada, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Malawi, Guyana, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Mauritius, Jamaica, Solomon Islands, Mozambique, St Kitts and Nevis, Tokelau, Namibia, St Lucia, Tonga, Nigeria, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuvalu,Rwanda, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania,Uganda, Zambia

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants from all eligible countries must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan. 
  • 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 download the application forms via given website. See This LINK to visit the official website and for more details

The deadline  for application is 15 April 2016.


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