As part of the 100th commemoration of World War One, the New Zealand Prime Minister announced in Berlin in 2015 that New Zealand will provide a scholarship for a German scholar to undertake postgraduate study at Master’s level in New Zealand.

Applications are now being accepted for the New Zealand Prime Minister’s First World War Centenary Peace and Security Scholarship. 

This one-off, fully-paid scholarship provides for a young German scholar to undertake postgraduate study at Master’s level in New Zealand at the prestigious Victoria University of Wellington in international relations, political science or strategic studies.  For more information on the courses available visit the University’s website (external link).

The Scholarship aims to strengthen the relationship between Germany and New Zealand and highlight how our countries promote international peace and security.

Announced during New Zealand Prime Minister John Key’s visit to Berlin on 1 December 2015, the scholarship provides a forward-focused initiative with Germany while recognising the significance of WW1 to New Zealand and the series of commemorative activities planned over the 2014-2018 period.

It is expected that the successful scholar will be interested in New Zealand and will want to experience the unique opportunities that New Zealand has to offer, as well as use the scholarship participation to further New Zealand-German relations in a positive way.

To be considered for the scholarship you must be proficient in English to an academic standard. 

How to apply

Download and fill in the Application form [PDF, 650 KB].

Deadline

28 October, 2016, by 4:30pm (Germany local time).  Applications sent via email cannot be accepted.

Postal address

New Zealand Prime Minister’s First World War Centenary Peace and Security Scholarship

New Zealand Embassy

Atrium

Friedrichstrasse 60

Berlin 10117

Germany

Useful information

Frequently asked questions [PDF, 66 KB]

Studying in New Zealand - Information for partners and dependants [PDF, 56 KB]


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