New Zealand Development Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in New Zealand 2014/2015

Application Deadline: April 30 2014




Applications are invited from nationals of african countries  to undertake full-time postgraduate studies (for Postgraduate Certificates, Diplomas or Masters Degrees) at Universities in New Zealand commencing in early 2015.

The New Zealand Government provides New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) through the New Zealand Aid Programme within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The scholarships are available to eligible African applicants and will cover air travel, full tuition fees, an establishment allowance, and a living allowance to cover day to day costs in New Zealand. Applicants may also be entitled to return travel to their home country to see dependant family members under the Reunion Airfare Entitlement.

Eligible Countries

Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe


The NZDS scheme aims to strengthen sustainable economic development in Africa by contributing to human resource development particularly:

  • Agriculture development and
  • Renewable energy


  • Please complete two (2) application forms and attach copies of current curriculum vitae,
  • notarised/certified copies of university certificates, transcripts, two (2) academic reference letters and one work reference letter, together with each application.
  • All application forms must be completed in English and failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • All supporting documents must be translated into English by an accredited translator. A 500 word statement summary in English stating reasons for wishing to undertake postgraduate training in New Zealand and how the postgraduate training being sought will benefit your country must also be provided.
  • Applications are to be submitted using the New Zealand Scholarship Application Form to the New Zealand education institution of the applicant’s choice.
  • It is recommended that you apply before 30 April 2014.

Please see for the education institution’s contact details.

Any queries should be referred in the first instance to the New Zealand Aid Programme Manager:

New Zealand High Commission
Private Bag X27
Brooklyn Square
Pretoria, 0075
South Africa 

Email: [email protected]


All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application by October 2014. If offered a New Zealand Development Scholarship, travel to New Zealand is subject to a visa being issued by Immigration New Zealand.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the New Zealand Development Scholarships


One response to “New Zealand Development Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in New Zealand 2014/2015”

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    I have notice that a work referance letter is one of the requirements. Does that mean if I’m unemployed im not an eligable candidate?

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