Applicants must meet the following New Zealand Development Scholarships eligibility criteria before their application will be considered against the selection criteria, including any region-specific criteria. Applicants are expected to continue residing in their home country during the Scholarship application and selection process. To be eligible, you must: -be a citizen of an New Zealand Development Scholarships participating country (permanent residents are not eligible to apply) -be residing in your country of citizenship, preferably for at least two years prior to application -not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand, Australia, or another developed country -not be married or engaged to be married to a person who holds, or who is eligible to hold, citizenship or permanent residence of New Zealand, Australia or another developed country -be aged 17 or over before the scholarship start date -be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking funding for a qualification already in progress in New Zealand or another country -not have completed, or nearly completed, a qualification at a similar level (i.e. applicants must apply for a higher level qualification than any previously attained), unless strong developmental relevance is demonstrated -satisfy the admission requirements of the New Zealand education institution at which the qualification is to be undertaken, including English language criteria -have been working in your home country since completing their highest tertiary qualification gained to date, preferably for at least two years prior to application -be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the relevant sector in your home country, and to your country’s development in general -be able to take up the scholarship in the academic year for which it is offered.
Scholarship Deadline: Application processes and timelines can vary depending on the country. For information about the application process please see the scholarship information page for your home country.
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