The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to people from the Philippines who are motivated to make a difference at home.

Applications open from February 2017. Read Application dates for more information.

Scholarships available

New Zealand ASEAN 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 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: agricultural economics, agri-business management, agricultural systems and management, rural development, logistics, supply chain and distribution management, value chain development, agriculture marketing, international agribusiness
  • Agriculture production: animal science, veterinary nursing, plant science, horticultural science, soil science  
  • 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, geothermal, hydro-electric and wind energy, energy engineering, renewable energy distribution systems, energy sector management/reform, including energy economics and financials

Disaster risk management

  • Disaster preparedness and response, emergency management
  • Disaster risk reduction: hazard and vulnerability assessment, risk management, natural resource management, environmental management, geology, geotechnical engineering, water resource management
  • Climate change adaptation, land use planning & development

Public sector management

  • Economic policy: public financial management, government budgeting, tax reform, public sector auditing, statistics, demography
  • Education: policy, sector management and reform
  • Public sector leadership: public administration, public policy and management, public sector leadership and governance, human resource capacity development, information management
  • International trade and business, trade facilitation, trade policy

Private sector development

  • Business/private sector management and leadership, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) development, entrepreneurship, marketing, accountancy
  • Business finance, commerce

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).

Regional contact:

New Zealand Embassy
23rd floor, BPI Buendia Center
360 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue
Makati 1200,
Manila, The Philippines
+63 2 891 5358