South Asia scholarships
The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to people from South Asia 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.
The following scholarship types are available. Follow the links below for more information about the particular scholarship type.
Eligible countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Candidates must meet all the New Zealand Scholarships eligibility criteria.
Read the full eligibility criteria.
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:
- Agri-business management, agricultural economics, agricultural systems and management, rural development, domestic supply chains and distribution
- Biology, vegetable production, livestock/animal husbandry, crop management, 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
- Geothermal, solar, hydro engineering and wind energy, renewable energy distribution systems
Public/private sector management
- Public administration, public policy and management, public sector leadership and governance, human resource capacity development, information management
- Sustainable economic development, commerce, executive leadership
- Public financial management, government budgeting, tax reform, public sector auditing, statistics, demography, political science, social policy
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
- Rural basic education, early childhood, primary and secondary education, disability education, English language training
- Education administration, education management and leadership, education planning and curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, education planning, education research, special education, teacher training and upskilling
Read the What You Can Study page to see examples of qualifications for these subjects.
We are guided by both the Priority Sectors (above) and Selection Preferences when shortlisting candidates.
Make sure you understand our Selection Preferences.
For questions which are not answered by the information on this website, submit an online enquiry here (external link).