The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to people from Niue 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 Pacific Scholarship

New Zealand Regional Development Scholarship

Short Term Training Scholarship

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship

Eligibility

Candidates must meet all the New Zealand Scholarships eligibility criteria.

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 their country. We have 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:

Economic development and private sector development

  • Business/private sector management and leadership, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) development, entrepreneurship, marketing, accountancy, information technology
  • Economics/ applied economics, business finance, commerce
  • Tourism - Ecotourism, tourism management, tourism planning, tourism marketing, hospitality.

Infrastructure and engineering

  • Trades training: electrical, plumbing, mechanical relating to infrastructure, energy, transport /road construction, communications and hospitality
  • Civil engineering

Renewable energy

  • Solar, geothermal, hydro-electric and wind energy, energy engineering, renewable energy distribution systems, energy sector management/reform, including energy economics and financials

Health

  • Physiotherapy
  • Dental technology
  • Nursing
  • Radiology
  • Pharmacy

Education

  • Early childhood, primary and secondary education, disability and special education
  • Education administration, education management and leadership, education planning and curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, education planning, education research, special education, teacher training and upskilling.

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, public sector auditing, statistics, demography, political science, social policy, trade policy

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.

For Niue, additional preferences apply:

  • Preference will be given to school leavers where applicable

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).

Regional contact:

New Zealand High Commission
Tapeu, Alofi
PO Box 78
Niue