Are you interested to study postgraduate in New Zealand? Well, New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade offers scholarship to those willing applicants from Visayas and Mindanao. This is part of the country’s goal of building connections and influencing other countries.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants need to complete the New Zealand Scholarship application form. Along with the application form, applicants must also specify the awards they have received, prizes won, articles published, work experience, reason of studying in New Zealand, possible challenges faced in becoming a scholar in New Zealand, and how to deal with these challenges. Also include academic records or transcripts (with grade scale of education institution) for reference.

For PhD Applicants, they have to show that there are employment opportunities for them upon their return so as to undertake unsupervised post-doctoral research, or to teach at degree level. Applicants must also show proposed research proposal that will highly benefit the country. Also include:

•            Verified copies of Academic Records or Transcripts of Completed Qualifications

•            English Language Test Scores

•            Verified copies of Birth Certificate, Passport, and Government ID

•            Student Visa

•            Letter of Placement from a University or Education Institution

•            Confirmation of a PhD supervisor

Qualifications and Recommended Subjects for Studies

The scholarship gives priority to applicants who will choose one of the recommended subjects for their postgraduate studies. Hence, applicants must suggest research on how their proposed field of study would relate to the following subjects:

1.         Climate Change and the Environment

  • Climate change
  • Climate change science
  • Environmental policy and planning
  • Environmental law
  • Civil engineering
  • Water management
  • Natural resource management

2.         Disaster Risk Management

  • Disaster management
  • Emergency management
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical engineering

3.         Food Security and Agriculture

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural science
  • Agricultural technology
  • Aquaculture
  • Farm management
  • Food technology
  • Supply chain management

4.         Renewable Energy

  • Energy distribution systems and technologies
  • Energy management
  • Energy policy
  • Geothermal, hydroelectric, hydrothermal, solar and wind energy

5.         Good Governance

  • Government Services: Public policy, Public service management
  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Indigenous studies

For more details, visit New Zealand Scholarships here: https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/

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