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The New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards (NZAS)

The New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards (NZAS)

Sponsor : New Zealand Government
Fund Type : Scholarship
Target Recipient : Postgraduate programme

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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. NZAS are offered for postgraduate level study.

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 (3 – 4 years)

Eligibility

Candidates must meet all the scholarship eligibility criteria including:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing your scholarship.
  • Be a citizen of the country from which you are applying for a scholarship and have resided in that country for at least the last two years.
  • Agree to return to your home country for a minimum of two years on completion of the scholarship.

For full eligibility details check the eligibility criteria page.

Preferences

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership qualities, and a commitment to the development of their home country.

Preference is also given to candidates who are 39 years of age or younger at the time of commencing their scholarship.

Preference will be given to candidates who apply to study in academic disciplines relating to one or more of the following:

Agriculture Development:

  • Agri-business management, agricultural economics, agricultural systems and management, rural development, domestic supply chains and distribution
  • Biology, vegetable production, livestock/animal husbandry, crop management, sericulture (silk production), forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, agricultural pest management
  • Phytosanitary, bio-security, biotechnology, agricultural trade,
  • Food production, food sciences/technology, post-harvest processing, food storage and packaging, food safety
  • For information about some qualification options click here

Renewable Energy

  • Geothermal, solar, hydro engineering and wind energy, renewable energy distribution systems
  • For information about some qualification options click here

Disaster Risk Management:

  • Disaster response, emergency management
  • Hazard assessment and management, natural resource management, environmental management, geology, geotechnical engineering, water resource management
  • Climate change adaptation, land planning & development
  • For information about some qualification options click here

Public Sector Management:

  • Public administration, public policy and management, public sector leadership and governance, human resource capacity development, information management
  • Public financial management, government budgeting, tax reform, public sector auditing, statistics, demography, political science, social policy
  • International trade and business, trade facilitation, trade policy
  • For information about some qualification options click here

Private Sector Development:

  • Business/private sector management and leadership, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) development, entrepreneurship, marketing, accountancy
  • Value chain development, , logistics & supply chain management,
  • trade facilitation, economics/ applied economics, business finance, commerce, industrial relations
  • Tourism – Ecotourism, tourism management, tourism planning, tourism marketing
  • For information about some qualification options click here

How to Apply The New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards (NZAS)  ?

The deadline for The New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards (NZAS) is 31 July 2015

 

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