New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships
New Zealand Government
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are prestigious scholarships that recognise New Zealand’s history and ties to the Commonwealth. Our Commonwealth Scholarships are part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) - an international programme under which Commonwealth countries offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth states. NZ Commonwealth Scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s overseas aid and development programme. They are managed by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).
All Fields of Study
Who Can Apply
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate qualifications: Master’s Degree (1 – 2 years)
PhD (up to 3.5 years). The application process for a New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship is different to other New Zealand Scholarships. Applicants must submit their applications to their country's 'Nominating Agency' first. The Nominating Agency then 'nominates' two applicants from the submitted applications to send to the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Which Countries can Apply?
Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
14 March 2024
195 Lambton Quay Private Bag 18 901 Wellington 6160, New Zealand