The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to people from eligible Caribbean countries who are motivated to make a difference at home.

Applications open in early 2018 for tertiary study beginning early 2019. Read Application dates for more information.

Scholarships available

The following scholarship types are available. Follow the links below for more information about the particular scholarship type.

New Zealand Development Scholarship

Eligible Caribbean countries for New Zealand Development Scholarships: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.

Commonwealth Scholarship

Eligible Carribean countries for Commonwealth Scholarships: Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Eligibility

Candidates must meet all the New Zealand Scholarships eligibility criteria. Note: there are differing criteria for different scholarships.

Read the full eligibility criteria

Priority sectors

We want scholars who are interested in studying subjects that can improve the social and economic development of your country. We’ve chosen priority sectors that can help your country and that New Zealand has expertise in.

If you can show that your study is connected to any of these sectors, you are more likely to be selected.

These are the priority sectors:

Agriculture development

  • Agri-business management: agricultural economics, agricultural systems and management, rural development, logistics, supply chain and distribution management, value chain development, agriculture marketing, international agribusiness
  • Agriculture and primary industry production: animal science, veterinary nursing, plant science, horticultural science, soil science, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture
  • Agriculture trade and technology: phytosanitary, bio-security, biotechnology, agricultural trade
  • Post-harvest: food production, food sciences/technology, post-harvest processing, food storage and packaging, food safety

Renewable energy

  • Solar, hydro-electric and wind energy, energy engineering and renewable energy distribution systems,
  • Market reform and sector management, including energy economics and energy efficiency
  • Public policy, administration, finance, or governance in the above areas

Disaster risk management

  • Reducing risk: hazard and vulnerability assessment, risk management, natural resource management, geology, geotechnical engineering, water resource management
  • Readiness: disaster preparedness at national level or community level including public education
  • Response: disaster response and emergency management
  • Recovery: economic and social recovery from disasters
  • Climate change adaptation: including planning for infrastructure, land use and water use

Read the What You Can Study page to see examples of qualifications for these subjects.

Selection Preferences

We are guided by both the Priority Sectors (above) and Selection Preferences when shortlisting candidates. 

Make sure you understand our Selection Preferences.

Contact us

We get many enquiries that can be answered by reading the extensive information on our website. For example, see Eligibility, How to Apply or Frequently asked questions.

For questions which are not answered by the information on this website, submit an online enquiry here (external link).