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New Zealand Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

The New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) scheme offers the opportunity to people from selected developing countries to undertake development-related studies in New Zealand.

This may include study related to education, health, rural livelihoods, governance, human rights, or economic development, depending on the human resource development training needs of the home government.


Excellent opportunity for students from developing countries

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New Zealand Development Scholarships are offered for full-time, tertiary level study at participating New Zealand education institutions.

Application Deadline: Check back next year

The NZDS scheme has two categories:
New Zealand Development Scholarships – Public category (NZDS-Public)

The NZDS-Public scholarships scheme is a bilateral scheme available to individuals from selected partner countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. The selection criteria are determined by the partner government and NZAID.

Shortlisted applications, mostly from public sector employees, are endorsed for a scholarship by the partner government. Employees from civil society or private sector organizations may apply for the NZDS-Public in some countries depending on country-specific selection criteria. The levels and fields of study available for study in New Zealand are determined according to the partner country’s human resource development training needs.

New Zealand Development Scholarships – Open category (NZDS-Open)

The NZDS-Open scholarships scheme is a non-bilateral scheme available to candidates of some developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific. Under the NZDS-Open scheme, candidates independently apply for a scholarship.

NZDS-Open scholarships are generally directed at employees of the private sector or civil society sector organizations, including non-governmental organizations. In some countries, public sector employees can also apply for an NZDS-Open scholarship depending on the country or region-specific selection criteria. This criteria also determines the levels and the fields of study under which candidates can apply to study in New Zealand.
Further Scholarship Information and Application


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  2. sewale bitew says:

    I am Sewale Bitew from Ethiopia. I am looking for PHD scholarship in the disciplines of Economics and development studies. could you please give me the clue?

  3. BAYEH ASNAKEW says:

    i am from Ethiopia and searching scholarship in any field related to accounting and finance. would you mind helping me by providing core information cites to do so.

    thank you in advance for your co-operation!


    Hi! I’m a kenyan citizen and i did My high school examination in 2008 and got ‘C’ plain of 43 points. I wish to continue with my education and i am ready to do everything so as to continue with my education. Iam ready to fill evry recquirement so as to get the scholarship. Please help

  5. brenda says:

    Im stiil seeking for scholarship in education in particular adult literacy .
    please help me find one.

  6. Daniel says:

    help help help…..i’m a diploma holder in pharmacy techinician, so i need to proceed my degree in any university of New Zealand. so if there is a spot pleas..

  7. mohamed says:

    hi dear iam mohamed egyption i hold bachelor degree in medicine 2003 and diploma in pediatric 2009 i want schoolarshop in medicine

  8. Tesfalem Mulu says:

    My name is Tesfalem Mulu from the development country Ethiopia.I have got a BSC degree in computer Science in 2008.I wish to have scholarship to study MSc degreee In any my related field in one of learning institution found in New Zealand .Please help me to give this chance.

  9. josephine says:

    i have just completed my degree in social work and social adminstration and i would love to go back for futher studies and master in community development. anyu help of hoew i can get a scholarship will highlly be appreciated

  10. ephraim mwanawima says:

    am ephraim mwanawima,am a degree holder in B.A ED in kiswahili and political science completed at the university of Dar es salaam in 2008.i would like to apply for .this scholarship in M.A or MPA.

  11. firehiwot alebachew says:

    I would like to study in education fields ,I have BED in HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION ,I would like to continue MASTER’S in related field of study ,please give me the chance to study in your country.

  12. gebre yitayih says:

    I am gebre from Ethiopia, 22 years old .i have graudted in Haramaya university BSC in nursing WITH AHIGH POINT 3.60 . now i am instructor in mekele university chs in nursing department. i need to learn MSC IN NURSING OR PBLIC HEALTH since most of my time lost in doing research activities to solve the health problems of the countryis my objective, IF I GET ACUHANCE OF FREE SCHOLAR SHIP TO COVER THE COST OF THE PROGRAM.
    Email:[email protected]

  13. I’m an Ethiopian guy who graduated from Haramaya University,Ethiopa by Agriculture in livestock production & range land management in 2008. know Iwant learn msc in related field of study & I need your helpin sponser .

  14. paalo julius says:

    Am male aged 27 having adiploma in pharmacy from very himble family in uganda am requsting for your support for me to be able to done adegree in pharmacy since it will improve my voice for the voiceless and be able to help the my sibling.

  15. shirley vira says:

    Iam 21 years old pursueing a carrier in managment at the University of The South Pacific in Vanuatu.I am currently facing schoolfee problem that i ended up not attending courses this semester 1 2010.
    I’ll be greateful to achieved this scholarship that will help a whole lot in my future.If u wish to consider my problem do not hesitate to contact me on address:
    Shirley vira
    C/Emalus Compus
    University of the South
    POBox 9072
    Port Vila

  16. Ogunrotimi francis tunde says:

    am a graduate of microbiology from one of Nigerian university, pls i need a scholarship in any area of my field to pursue a carrier in microbiology. kindly help me out

  17. Rohdof Lactem Yengeh says:

    Dear Sir,
    I’m in my first year in the university of Buea ,Cameroon. I’m pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology . I

  18. Modika Johnson says:

    I am Modika Johnson, Cameroonian and PhD student researcher in Department of Geography University of Douala. I have financial difficulties to continue studies.I am pleading to institutions or persons of good will that may assist my studies so as to enable me go through the PhD Theses:Dynamics of Douala industrial Spaces.the theses will deals with issues such as:the state of industries in Douala, areas of industrial investment,it will show the close down industries in Douala, problems related to these closures, phases of industrialisation in Douala and projection,. I strongly believe the study will be of great help to the government of Cameroon for future planning of Douala industrial sector.

  19. Jordan Bulo says:

    My name is Jordan Bulo from the South Pacific Region in a country called Papua NEw Guinea.

    I graduate with a Diploma in HR in 2002, Certificate in Solid Wood Processing 2004, and Bachelor in Forest Science in 2008. I now working with one of the largest Gold Mining Company in my Country as a Project Supervisor. I want to show interest in pursueing my masters i Project Management in New Zealand. Please I’m willing to sent my CV & etc.. if need by request.

  20. Chinedu says:

    Hi my name is Chinedu Ebere a fresh school leaver & want to study in russia/ukraine where oil & gas is present & on scholarship basis.thanks

  21. papaok shadrack says:

    I am a Uganadan who completed my Diploma in nursing. I really need to advance in my carrier. Please help and secure for the scholarship. Otherwise am stuck financially.

  22. samuel says:

    my full name is samuel shiferaw abebe . I’m 27 . I got both my diploma & degree from addis ababa university college of commerce in procurement & supplies management . i have a keen interest to proceed my M.A In New zealand . If u have a scholar ship please contact me with my address . My full address is :
    Samuel shiferaw
    P.O. box 58774
    Addis ababa, ethiopia
    Tell 00251-911-638454
    e-mail :[email protected]
    Best regards

  23. salman says:

    recently i done my bacholor from uet peshwer pakistan in architecture field. can i apply for this scholorship for master level.?

  24. Regea Dabsu says:

    Regea Dabsu,April 17/2010
    I am from Ethiopia,currently I do have degree in medical laboratory technology and I do have 2 years experinces on health center.Now I have been teaching in Wollega University under the faculty of medical and health sciences in the department of Medical laboratory sciencs and also leader for the department since October 2008.So my vision is to continue my MSc degreein Molecular biology,clinical biochemistry,immunology,medical microbiology etc.Could you find me free scholar ship for me,thank you!

  25. Halima says:

    Am halima from Sudan , I have B.S.c science of medical laboratory technique in Sudan university of sience & technology (Histopathology) 2004, Now I work in Ministry of Health-Khartoum State Administration Laboratory Directorate General of preventive Medicine HIV/AIDS/STIs Control Program (VCT for HIV) from 16.42006 up to date . I like my work to much , my dream to Continue my study in virology , micrbiology, Molecular biology ,epidemiology or public health. but I haven’t money , so I hope to help me to give me chance of scholarship

  26. Senait Anbese says:

    Hi there
    My name is Senait Anbese from Ethiopia. I have BA degree in Economics from University of Gondar. I am highly interested in scholarship given by your organization. I need your response Please help me.
    Thank You

  27. I am called Uwababyeyi Emerthe a Widow of 2 children from Rwanda,
    Dear sponsors,i am looking a scholarship for masters in the area of Development:Development Economic,Project Planning and Managementor,Monitoring and Evaluation ,Conflict Resolution, Gender development or other related courses in New Zealand,ihave aBachelor degree in Development studies from Bugema University in Uganda since 2008.I am therefore interested to expend my knowledge and capacity in order to manage to help my family,community and country at large which is suffering from Genocide consequences.Thank you for your good rensponse,God bless you.

  28. Aguze George says:

    I am a graduate social scientist from Makerere University 2nd class upper honors degree of 2006.Have a medical background.Currently working with Medicalteams International in the HIV/AIDS program.
    Interested in pursuing MPH,please any scholarship door would help me achieve my dream in serving in the resource limited settings such as the war ravaged zone of Northern Uganda
    Thank you,

  29. Abiyot Tenna says:

    I am Abiyot Tenna from Ethiopia.I have first Degree in Biology from Mekelle university and I started Masters of Education in Biology in Haramaya University.I need to go furthur in the same field specially in Microbiology,Molecular biology,Ecology and Enviromental Science.So,I am looking for free Scholarships.Please help me if you can and puton light on my dream. Thank you in Advance

  30. Nyan says:

    ear Sir/Madam,

    I am a medical doctor who holds a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery since 2003 after six years medical course in Burma.Now I am 29 years old,single ,male and also a refugee who is living in one of the Thai Camps.I am very interested in joining a medical scholarship in your program and so please let me know how to join this program.Please consider for my plight.Bye for now.Thanks a million.I will be waiting to hear good news from you.

    Best Regards,


  31. Tekola Tadele says:

    I am from Ethiopia. I have degree in law. Currently I am searching for scholarship program to study my masters. I kindly request you help[ me get this chance. Thanking you in advance.
    Email [email protected]

  32. minale gebeyehu says:

    I am minale gebeyehu female from Ethiopia .if it is possible and i have take chance free scholar ship from you i would like to contineu my degree in law or any field.

  33. Amanuel Hadera says:

    My name is Amanuel Hdera from Ethiopia. I am a graduate in Educational planning and management from Addis Ababa University. I have been working as a journalist, a sinior editor to the Ethiopian Herald news paper.I want to apply for free scholarship in Human right in your university if you provide me the oportunity. Thank you

  34. Admasu Abebe says:

    my name is Admasu Abebe from Ethiopia. i am graduated from Jimma university in 2007 in field of history and now i have three years of teaching experience in the higher institution. here i want to study masters degree in field of governance if i get the chance of scholarship

  35. Twagirayezu herbert says:

    Hi! am Herbert, a Rwandan having bachelors degree in mathematics. am searching for a masters scholarship in financial mathematics or any mathematical course at masters level.Help me with one in news land.

  36. SMITH OTIENO says:

    I am a Kenyan high school graduate who did well in the national examinations and i yearn to pursue higher education in New Zealand.Please inform me if i can get sholarship positions in New Zealand and how to appy for them.Thank you.

  37. gilbert tetteh says:

    im a fresh graduate from a polytechnic in ghana and want to further my education through this scholarship programme.very interested in economic and human resources development to help my nation development
    tel; +233 20 0342522
    email; [email protected]

  38. Elias Meskelu says:

    I am Elias from Ethiopia I am graduated in soil and water engineering and management BSc. please help me i need to study in related fields in rural livelihood fields

  39. amanuel Gebru says:

    Thank you in advance, am amanuel from ethiopia my background is agriculture and currently am working in development programs. and am seeing full schoolarship to up date my self so that it will help me to conturibute or share to the global development programs.

  40. charles mayugu mkama says:

    i am a first degree graduate in environmental planning and management from institute of rural development planning- DODOMA-TANZANIA. I wish to have scholarship to study master degree in any development related field in one of learning institution found in New zeland. please help me to fulfill my dream.

  41. Md. Rakibur Rahman says:

    Dear sir I am a veterinary Graduate from Bangladesh. I want to continue my higher study in abroad. So , If possible please contact me.
    Regards Rakib

  42. Mohammad Ali says:

    My name is Mohammad Ali. I am a Bangladeshi. I completed my Bachelor Degree from Bangladesh Agricultural University in 2004 and obtained 1st Class and then I completed my Master Degree in Agronomy from Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2007 and obtained GPA 4.00 out of 4.00. My Master Degree thesis title was
    “Influence of Integrated Weed Management and Spacing on the Growth and Yield of Transplanted Aman Rice”. I am doing job as a Scientific Officer in Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute since 15-02-2007. I am doing my research work on weed science here in Bangladesh. I have experiences on weed management specially in integrated approaches to suppress the weed in crop field and my goal is to produce safe food in a sustainable way. I have 04 papers as a Principal Author in different journals related weed science. Thank you.

    Mohammad Ali
    Scientific Officer
    On-Farm Research Division
    Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute
    Joydevpur, Gazipur-1701
    Mobile no. +88 01716 599813

  43. Muluneh Fikadu Debisa says:

    I am Muluneh Fikadu from east Africa, Ethiopia. I’m a graduate of Land REsource Management and Environmental Protection from Mekelle University in 2005 with GPA of 3.22. Now I want to up grade my profession to M.Sc. in any related professions like environmental science, forest economics, natural resource economics, ecology, forestry. Therefore i request your help to give me an opportunity to get this chance by granting me the necessary in budget wise. thank you in advance and I’m looking forward to hear from you.

    e-mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: +25191851406

  44. Joseph Ankamah says:

    I am an administrative officer working with the Local Government Service of Ghana. I observed that my country was not listed as part of the participating countries eligible for this particular scholarship. Please can I apply? Thank you.

  45. iam a zambian male citizen with some qualifications in both social work and agriculture programs and would like to be assisted find adegree programe in one of the above mentioned programs thank you.

  46. If it is hard then there is nothing hard like getting a second degree in Uganda basing on scholarship.
    Then ANGOR MOSES ONGOM, is a graduate of Development Studies from Kyambogo University Kampala Uganda with a second class upper division and would like to masters in the fioeld of Development in any University if possible
    I will be greatfull if you hear my concern
    Thank you,
    Tel +256773742287
    E-mail [email protected]


    If it is hard then there is nothing hard like getting a second degree in Uganda basing on scholarship.
    Then ANGOR MOSES ONGOM, is a graduate of Development Studies from Kyambogo University Kampala Uganda with a second class upper division and would like to masters in the fioeld of Development in any University if possible
    I will be greatfull if you hear my concern
    Thank you,
    Tel +256773742287
    E-mail [email protected]


    Am a Ugandan by nationality, and graduated from Kyambogo University in 2008 with a second class upper honours in Development Studies,
    I feel very much to masters in the field of Development if any opportunity comes my way!
    Please help me succede in getting the scholarship
    Than you,
    TEL +256 773742287

  49. alshimaa says:

    hi my name s alshimaa from egypt graduated from faculty of commerce english section may 2007 my general estimation is very good with honour iam a demonstrator( teaching assistance) in my faculty business administration depatment hope to have my MBA( Msc) iam fluent in english having special skills in communications and negotiation loving my field in marketing puplic relations advertising hope to help me

    my mail
    [email protected]

  50. Jiregna Samuel says:

    My name is Jiregna Samuel from Ethiopia . I’ ve Diploma in marketing management. Now I looking for scholrship to have degree in any business fields, Like Accounting, marketing mgt, Human resource …. so, I want thanks u for ur coopration.

  51. Johnson says:

    Am from nigeria, i have my high school leaver’s certificate, i want to further my education, but don’t have the money to any institution, please i need a scholarship that will favour me, am ready to do anything required. I will highly be grateful if my request is granted. Thanks in Anticipation.
    Johnson Chinekezi

  52. Seada Abdela says:

    I am an Ethiopian girl and I have Bsc in applied chemistry.Also I am learning to get another degree in department of Health officer,but I want to get a scholarship to upgrade my education.So,please give me this chance!!


  53. Hailemariam Giday says:

    I am Hailemariam From Ethiopia, hold BSc Public Health degree. I have been working in Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations of communinty based programs so as to improve the health of the community. To this effect I served the community as to my knowledge and skill. To help the community alot I have to have additional knowledge and skill which can get through contionous learning. Therefore, I need to have my second degree in the same profession but due to financial limitation I couldn’t afford to continue my education in future career. So, would you please help me in offering a full support scholarship or else linking with other sister universities/colleges or your valuable advice what I should do next ? Great Thanks

  54. i m financially very poor n cannot afford any extraw expences but i want to become valuable professional to serve my nation.i just know about NZAID. can u help me to serve the poor human being by providing quality products.

  55. i m M.Sc. Chemistry and working as quality control manager in a pharmaceutical company and i want to do PHD in the same feild to serve my contry in a better way please do somthing for me

  56. Tekola Tadele says:

    I am from Ethiopia. I have degree in Law. Currently I am searching for scholarship program. I kindly request you help me get this chance.

  57. Demehin Oluwatosin J says:


    I humbly wish to apply for POSTGRADUATE STUDIES in ENGINNEERING and AGRICULTURAL ( FARM) MECHANISATION in any of your reputeable institution.

    Thanks in anticipation.

  58. Kebba O.Jobe says:

    I wish to apply for a scholarship through you from your institution.I am a Gambia and would like to do my studies in and field of civic and human right education.I am working with the National Council for Civic Education in the Gambia as a Civic Education Officer.Sir if my application is approved I would like to start my studies in sseptember 2010.

  59. Joyita Basu says:

    Respected authority,I am Joyita Basu.I’m a fresh graduate of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine(DVM) from Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University,Bangladesh..My academic GPa 3.52 within 4.I am very much keen about research wrk ,so I need scholarship.…My research interest area is about pathology.I’ve some published research paper on pathology.Some are under way to publish.Its well mentioned here that,I’m appearing IELTS immediately.Its my dream to establish myself as a researcher.sir,if you kindly consider me for scolarship,it’ll be greatest chance for me.It’s quite hard for us(poor country student) to do fine research work in here.It’s my dream to study at Bristol . I’ll send my academic documents,CV,IELTS,Publications & necessary documents,if you want.I need your advice ,. God bless you.Look forward for your kind respnose.

  60. GIDISA KUFETA says:

    E,MAIL. [email protected]

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