Commonwealth Masters and Ph.D. Scholarships in New Zealand 2022

Entries are currently been submitted for the Commonwealth Masters and Ph.D. For scholarships in New Zealand 2022, applicants are reminded to ensure that they have complied with the eligibility criteria to avoid disqualification

About the Award:

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international program 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 only scholarship scheme in the world to receive such high-level recognition.

Type: 

  • Master’s
  • PhD

Eligible Countries:

  • Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
  • Caribbean: Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent, and the Grenadines.
  • Asia (Other)Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Pacific: Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

To be taken at (country): 

New Zealand

Eligibility: 

Applicants must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Scholarship:

  • Be a member of a Commonwealth country
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing your scholarship.
  • Be able to satisfy Immigration requirements for international student entry to New Zealand or the country in which you will undertake your scholarship (i.e. medical checks, police clearances/character checks, etc.)
  • Be academically and linguistically able to obtain an Offer of Place for the proposed program of study from the tertiary institute where you will undertake your scholarship.
  • Not have been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship
  • Seek a qualification that will contribute to the sustainable development of your home country
  • Commit to return to your country for a minimum of 2 years at the end of your scholarship.
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How to Apply: 

The application process for a New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship is different from other New Zealand Scholarships. Applicants must submit their applications to their country nominating Agency’ first. The Nominating Agency then ‘nominates’ two applicants from the submitted applications to send to the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Read the Commonwealth section of the How to Apply page carefully before you submit an application.

Application Deadline:

Deadline depends on regions

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Important Notes: only applications studying within your country’s priority sectors will be considered.

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