Application Deadline: 28 February 2023
Applications are now open for the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship. New Zealand offers scholarships to eligible citizens from developing countries to study abroad at a New Zealand education institution or university or at a Pacific university. Applications are for study in 2024 and will be accepted from scholars in eligible countries across the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Eligible African Countries
Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Djibouti, Eswatini, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- To apply for a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship, you must be 18 years old or older when you start your scholarship. This means if you are 17 years of age when you apply, you must have your 18th birthday before you start your scholarship in semester one.
- Successful scholarship applicants must meet both the academic entry requirements and the English language requirements determined by each education institution.
- Postgraduate scholarship applicants and applicants who finished high school more than 3 years ago, must have relevant work experience. Work experience can be paid, unpaid or voluntary, and must meet the following criteria:
- One year of full-time work experience (i.e. 30 hours or more per week), OR
- Two years of part-time work experience (i.e. up to 29 hours per week)
Financial support for scholars
With a full Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship, scholars studying in New Zealand receive:
- full tuition fees.
- living allowance (a stipend) of NZ$531 per week. This will help with a scholar’s basic living expenses. If you commence your study programme online in your home country, your stipend will be adjusted to reflect the difference in living costs around the world.
- an establishment allowance of NZ$3000. This is to help with set-up costs in New Zealand. For example, you can use it for accommodation expenses, text books, or other study materials.
- medical insurance when you are in New Zealand.
- tutoring costs up to the value of NZ$1000, to assist with the cost of additional tutoring while you are studying if needed.
- travel to and from your own country. This is for travel from your own country at the start of the scholarship, and for return travel at the end of your scholarship.
- travel insurance.
- travel home during your scholarship. Scholars studying over 1.6 years are entitled to travel home to visit family. We usually allow for one or two trips, depending on the length of your scholarship. However, this is subject to border settings and other restrictions.
- managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ): This is no longer required when entering New Zealand. We will provide support towards costs of MIQ upon return to your home country, if this is mandatory and your home government does not already cover this cost.
- reimbursement for the costs of COVID-19 vaccinations if required by your study country or transit country, and for the costs of any COVID-19 pre-departure tests. Please note: costs will not be reimbursed for dependent family members. Scholars will need to meet the requirements stipulated by national governments and/or airlines with regard to the type of COVID-19 vaccination and COVID-19 pre-departure test deemed acceptable. MFAT will only cover costs if a charge is occurred and a receipt is provided.
- reintegration allowance of NZ$1000. This is to help with set-up costs upon your return to your home country.
- help with research and thesis costs for many postgraduate students.
Recommended Research Subjects
- Climate Change and Resilience
- Food Security and Agriculture
- Farm management
- Agricultural technology
- Dairy systems
- Agriculture or horticulture management
- Rural development
- Supply chain management
- Geothermal, solar, hydro-electric and wind energy
- Energy engineering
- Renewable energy distribution systems and technologies
- Market reform and sector management, including energy economics
- Energy efficiency
- Climate policy
Scholarship start dates
For tertiary study in New Zealand:
- Due to previous border closures and visa restrictions, we are currently aiming for deferred scholars and those scholars selected in 2022 to start their study in New Zealand from Semester 1, 2023 or later.
- Your education institution will work with you to determine the earliest opportunity that you can enter New Zealand to commence your study. If there are any changes to your study date, your institution will be in contact with you.
How to Apply:
- Citizens from eligible African countries who want to study in New Zealand can apply for a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship online here.
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