Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship 2024 For Developing Countries

Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship 2024 For Developing Countries – How to Apply

When Is Application Deadline?

29th February 2024

Tell Me About Award:

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.

The New Zealand Government offers these Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships:

Scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate study
These are full tertiary scholarships for eligible international students to study fulltime at a New Zealand education institution or a Pacific university.

Short Term Training Scholarships for Pacific and Timor-Leste citizens
These are short scholarships for skills training and on-the-job work experience for workers from eligible Pacific countries and from Timor-Leste.

Short Term Training Scholarships for citizens of Southeast Asia and Timor-Leste
These are short scholarships for skills training for workers from eligible Southeast Asian countries and from Timor-Leste.

English Language Training for Officials Scholarships (NZELTO)
These are short scholarships for government officials from eligible African and Asian countries to come to New Zealand for English language training.

A Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship will change and enrich your life. Hear from our scholars about why they love studying in New Zealand on scholarship.

Which Courses Are Eligible?

CLIMATE CHANGE AND RESILIENCE

Food Security And Agriculture

  • Agribusiness
  • Farm management
  • Agricommerce
  • Agricultural technology
  • Dairy systems
  • Agriculture or horticulture management
  • Rural development
  • Supply chain management

Renewable Energy

  • 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

Good Governance

Governance

  • Government, public policy, public management, policy and governance

Type:

undergraduate, postgraduate, short course

What Countries Are Eligible?

Below are the Lists of Eligible African countries only.

Degree Scholarships

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

Short course:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia or an official from Palestine.

Where Will Award Take Place?

New Zealand

Who Is Eligible?

The Eligibility questionnaire will establish whether you are eligible for a scholarship by checking:

  • In which country you hold citizenship
  • How long you have been living in your home country
  • How much work experience you have
  • Whether we provide scholarships to your country

You must complete the eligibility questionnaire before you can apply for a Scholarship.

Age:

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.

Exception for Samoa: Applicants applying for the Samoa Foundation intake can be 17 years of age when they commence their scholarship.

There is no upper age limit for applicants. However, we do prefer applicants who are under 40 years of age.

Visa Requirements:

You only need to apply for a student visa if we offer you a scholarship and you accept that offer. But before you apply for a scholarship, we strongly recommend that you check the student visa requirements on the relevant immigration website, linked below. Only those who qualify for a student visa can take up a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship.

We reimburse some visa and medical costs

Vaccination:

New Zealand’s border settings no longer require all foreign nationals to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before travelling to New Zealand.

However, if you are not currently vaccinated but intend to be vaccinated, we will reimburse you for the cost of your COVID-19 vaccine where a cost is incurred.

Academic & English Language Requirements:

Successful scholarship applicants must meet both the academic entry requirements and the English language requirements determined by each education institution.

Scholars must contribute to their country’s development:

We also only select scholars who have been living in their home country for 2 years prior to applying for a scholarship.

Preference is given in selection to applicants who can clearly describe on their application form, how they will improve their country’s social and economic development after their scholarship.

Work experience requirements for scholars:

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).

In selection, preference is given to applicants who demonstrate how their proposed course of study aligns to their current work experience. We prefer applicants who will continue working in their current job sector after they finish their scholarship.

There is an exception for school leavers and first year undergraduate students. These two types of scholarship applicant do not need work experience:

  • Applicants who are in their final year of Secondary School, OR
  • Applicants who are in their first year of tertiary study that was started in the academic year immediately after completing Secondary School.

How Are Applicants Selected?

we want scholars with these attributes:

  • They have a strong academic ability.
  • They show commitment to the social and economic development of their country.
  • They are 39 years or younger when the scholarship starts.
  • They choose courses that align with our recommended subjects.
  • They want to encourage positive relations with New Zealand now and in the future.
  • They are seeking to undertake a qualification that progresses on from their highest qualification.

How Many Awards?

Numerous

What Is Value Of Award?

MFAT will fund the following scholarship entitlements:

  • Travel from my closest home departure port (air, sea or bus terminal) to the city of an international airport in your home country nominated by MFAT;
  • travel under a standard economy class air ticket by the most economical air travel route between an international airport in my home country nominated by MFAT and an airport in New Zealand close to the Education Institution;
  • airport reception and accommodation on arrival;
  • An establishment allowance;
  • a weekly living supplement to contribute towards basic living expenses for the duration of your scholarship;
  • The full cost of tuition fees including compulsory enrolment, orientation and student union fees (course related costs are excluded);
  • A return, standard economy class air ticket by the most economical air travel route,
  • Insurance which includes health care and travel cover;
  • For PhD students and Masters students where research comprises 120 credits or more of the Masters programme and as authorised by MFAT, a research and thesis allowance, and provision for overseas fieldwork travel to the home country, if relevant;
  • 2.10 travel under a standard economy class air ticket from New Zealand to the city of an international airport in your home country nominated by MFAT;
  • 2.11 travel from the city of an international airport in my home country nominated by MFAT to my closest home departure port (air, sea or bus terminal).

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.

English Language Training for Officials Scholarships (NZELTO)
These are short scholarships for government officials from eligible African and Asian countries to come to New Zealand for English language training.

GOODLUCK!

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