You must return to your home country for at least two years at the end of your academic scholarship. This is because the purpose of your scholarship is to contribute to your country’s development.

We expect scholars to contribute to their country’s social or economic development for two years after completing their scholarship study.

The purpose of a New Zealand Scholarship is to fund the training of citizens from developing countries, so they can positively impact on their country’s development by sharing new skills and knowledge gained from their study.

That is why we expect all scholars to return home after their scholarship for at least two years to contribute to the social and economic development of their own country.

When shortlisting scholarship applicants, we prefer applicants who can clearly describe on their application form, how they will improve their country’s social and economic development after their scholarship.