New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships


Deadline : 14 March 2018 – 12.00pm NZ time

Location : New Zealand

Type : Varies

Description :

The New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards (NZAS) recognise New Zealand’s close cultural, economic, and geographic ties with Southeast Asia. They seek to empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to the economic, social, and political development of their region. These scholarships are offered for postgraduate level study only.

NZAS are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme. They are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Qualification Types :

New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships are available for the following qualifications:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
  • Masters Degree (1 – 2 years)
  • PhD (up to 3.5 years)

Eligibility :

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

I will be at least 18 years old at the time I start the scholarship.

I am a citizen of a participating country (as listed above) and I am residing in and applying for a scholarship from my country of citizenship.

I confirm that I am not also a citizen or permanent resident of any the following countries: New Zealand, Australia, Israel, South Korea, Japan, USA, any European Union country, Qatar, United Kingdom, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. (Note: This criteria does not apply to people from Niue, Cook Islands and Tokelau who are New Zealand citizens, and it also does not apply to NZ-Samoan dual citizens.)

On 31 December 2018, my country will have been my main country of residence for the last two years or more (unless you are a member of the diplomatic corps or a dependent of a member of the diplomatic corps).

I confirm that I am not currently serving in the military.

I expect to meet immigration requirements for a student visa to New Zealand or the Pacific Island country I will study in (i.e. medical checks, etc.).

I expect to meet the academic entry requirements (including English language ability) for my preferred programme of study and institution. Refer to the website of your preferred institution to confirm entry requirements.

I confirm that I have not previously had a New Zealand Scholarship terminated because of poor academic performance (within the past 5 years) or breach of scholarship contract.

I intend to return to my country for two years or more at the end of my scholarship to contribute to my country’s development.

I have at least one year full-time (two year’s part-time) work experience relevant to my career and/or preferred qualification unless I am applying straight from secondary school or during my first year of tertiary study (for countries offered undergraduate study).

(Part-time work is defined as up to 29 hours per week, Full-time work is defined as 30 plus hours per week).

As a general guide:

To study for a postgraduate qualification, you must have at least:

  • an overall IELTS score of 6.5 and no band less than 6.0
  • a TOEFL score of 90 on the internet-based test

To study for an undergraduate qualification, you must have at least:

  • an overall IELTS score of 6.0 and no band less than 5.5.
  • a TOEFL score of 80 on the internet-based test

To study for short term vocational training, you are likely to need at least:

  • an IELTS score of 5.5.

Remember to check the information for your preferred programme and institution about the English language requirements.

If you have previously completed tertiary education in an English-speaking country you may not need to sit a test.

For more information :

Click here for official website