The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to potential applicants from eligible African countries (including South Africa) who are motivated to make a difference at home.
The following scholarship types are available. Follow the links below for more information about the particular scholarship type.
Eligible countries: Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Eligible Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Master’s and PhD
Applications open in early 2018 for studies beginning in early 2019. Read application dates for more information. It is recommended that potential applicants start preparing early due to the long application process.
Who can apply?
Candidates must meet all eligibility criteria. Note: there are differing criteria for different scholarships.
Fields of Study
“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.
- 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 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.
- Geothermal, solar, hydro-electric and wind energy, energy engineering, renewable energy distribution systems, energy sector management/reform, including energy economics and financials.
Read the What You Can Study page to see examples of qualifications for these subjects
Selection Preferences The New Zealand Aid Programme is guided by both the Priority Sectors (above) and Selection Preferences when shortlisting candidates.