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EW ZEALAND ASEAN SCHOLARS AWARDS Information for study commencing in 201 5

New Zealand Scholarships contribute to equitable economic growth and poverty reduction in your country. Through Scholarships for tertiary education and skills development, New Zealand contributes to a growing population of well-educated and highly-skilled people with the necessary abilities and qualifications to make a real and positive difference to their country and communities and who will generate and sustain economic growth for your country.

New Zealand Scholarships are offered in key priority subject areas that are jointly agreed with the Government of your country. Scholarships provide an opportunity for people to obtain qualifications at participating New Zealand universities and technical institutions.

Closing Dates

 Priority Subject Areas

Scholarships are offered in specific subject areas that are relevant to the development needs and employment opportunities of your country. Scholarships are available for the following subjects:
  • Agriculture  Development: Phytosanitary, agri-business management, agricultural economics, agricultural systems and management, sericulture, vegetable production, livestock, bio-security, biotechnology, food sciences, post-harvest processing and rural development.
  • Disaster Risk Management: emergency management, hazard assessment and management, climate change adaptation, natural resource management, environmental management, geology, land planning and development.
  • Private Sector Development: Management, leadership, economics, value chain development, trade facilitation, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) development, private sector management, accountancy, applied economic, business finance, commerce, research, marketing, entrepreneurship, industrial relation, logistics and supply chain management including Tourism (ecotourism, tourism management, planning, resource, impact) and Renewable Energy (geothermal, solar, hydro engineering and wind energy).
  • Public Sector Management: Law, justice, legal and judicial reform, human rights, gender equity, development, public administration, public policy and management.
  • English Language Training.

Qualification Types and Duration

The following types of qualifications are available under New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards:
  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
  • Masters (research and/or coursework) (1-2 years)

Scholarships Available

The one Scholarship scheme available is:
Scholarship: Number available:
For university study (postgraduate), apply for a NZAS Up to 10 available annually
Two scholarships are reserved for officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Are you committed to the development of your country?

New Zealand Scholarships are offered to candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to your country and who have the motivation and ability to contribute to your country's social and economic development after completing their Scholarship.

Candidates must also have strong academic or vocational skills and leadership experience or potential.

Studying in New Zealand will also give you the opportunity for personal growth and unique experiences, and will give you life-long linkages to New Zealand.

Short and long-term opportunities available

Scholarships can range from six months to two years in length.
Short duration Scholarships enable you to gain relevant skills without being out of the workforce for an extended period. Through a postgraduate certificate or diploma, you can undertake a qualification in a relatively short period of time which will be directly applicable in your workplace on your return home. Postgraduate qualifications enable you to come away with a qualification which will be the foundation for your career.

Are you eligible for a Scholarship?

Awards are open to candidates from government, civil society and private business organisations. To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Be a citizen of your country and have resided there for at least two years at the time of application (permanent residents are not eligible to apply). You must also reside in your country of citizenship during the application and selection process.
  • Have been working in your country for at least two years prior to application.
  • Be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to your country's public, private or civil society sector and to the development of your country in general.
  • Agree in writing that you will return to your country for a minimum of two years following completion of your Scholarship in order to contribute to your country's social or economic development.
  • Be available to take up the Scholarship in the calendar year for which the Scholarship is offered.
  • Satisfy the admission requirements of the New Zealand institution in which the degree programme is to be undertaken, including the institution's English language criteria.
  • Be able to satisfy Immigration New Zealand requirements for international student entry to New Zealand (i.e. medical checks, police clearances/character checks, etc).
  • Not be seeking funding for a qualification already commenced in New Zealand or another country.
  • Not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand, Australia (except for Pacific countries who also have New Zealand citizenship).
  • Not hold or have held a New Zealand Government or Australian Government Scholarship in the preceding 24 months at the time of application.
Preference will be given to the following applicants:
  • Who are strong academic performers, possess leadership potential and are under 40 years of age.
  • Proposed course options must be progressive of your first qualification (this means holders of bachelor degrees should apply for Masters study).

Do you meet the English Language Requirements?

A high standard of English is required.  New Zealand tertiary education institutions set their own admission requirements for English language proficiency. All applicants should check the IELTS (International English Language Testing System, academic stream) or TOEFL (Testing of English as a Foreign Language) score required for admission to their selected New Zealand education institution.
  • For postgraduate study, most New Zealand education institutions require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, for postgraduate level study. Some postgraduate qualifications, particularly education, may require a higher score.
Candidates who show particularly strong developmental relevance and applicability may be able to receive support for English language training and/or academic bridging prior to starting their main academic qualification. Candidates who are applying for postgraduate study and have an IELTS result of 6.0 overall, with no band less than 5.5, should therefore consider applying for a Scholarship.

For further information please contact:
Ms Sirikarn Thammawijit
Development Programme Administrator
New Zealand Embassy
14th floor, M Thai Tower, All Seasons Place
87 Wireless Road
Bangkok 10500
Telephone: +66 2 254 2530 ext 29
Facsimile: +66 2 253 9045

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