New Zealand Scholarships contribute to equitable economic growth and poverty reduction in Papua New Guinea. Through scholarships for tertiary education and skills development, New Zealand contributes to a growing population of well-educated and highly-skilled people with the necessary abilities and qualifications to make a real and positive difference to their country and communities and who will generate and sustain economic growth for PNG.
New Zealand Scholarships are offered in key priority subject areas that are jointly agreed with the Government of Papua New Guinea. Scholarships provide an opportunity for people to obtain qualifications at participating New Zealand universities and technical institutions.
For information about In-country training opportunities within PNG, please see the New Zealand High Commission PNG website.
For information about New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships, please contact the PNG Department of Personnel Management.
Scholarships are offered in specific subject areas that are relevant to the development needs and employment opportunities of PNG. Scholarships are available for the following subjects:
The following types of qualifications are available under New Zealand Pacific Scholarships:
The following types of training are available under STTA:
The two scholarship schemes available are:
For university study (undergraduate and postgraduate), apply for a New Zealand Pacific Scholarship (NZPS)
Up to 54 available annually
For shorter term workplace or vocational training apply for a Short Term Training Award Programme (STTA)
Up to 12 available annually.
The in-country training programme is available for study within PNG.
To apply for a New Zealand Scholarship follow the following steps:
Are you commited to the development of PNG?
New Zealand Scholarships are offered to candidates who demonstrate a strong commtment to PNG and who have the motivation and abiliy to contribute to PNG's social and economic development after completing their Scholarship.
Cadidates must also have strong academic or vocational skills and leadership experience or potential.
Studying in New Zealand will also gve you the opportunity for personal growth and unique experiences, and will gve you life-long linkages to New Zealand.
Short and long-term opportunities available
Scholarships can range from one month to four years in length.
Short duration Scholarships enable you to gain relevant skills without being out of the workforce for an extended period. Through the STTA, you can undertake an internship in a private or public sector organistion, complete a Certificate or carry out Professionals to complete an existing qualification.
Undergraduate or Postgraduate qualifications enable you to come away with a qualification which will be the foundation for your career.
Are you eligible for a Scholarship?
Awards ae open to candidates from government, civil society, private business organisations and qualified secondary school leavers. To be eligible, applicant must:
Preference will be given to applicants who:
Do you meet the English Language Requirements?
A high standard of English is required. New Zealand tertiary education institutions set their own admission requirements for English language proficiency. All applicants should check the IELTS (International English Language Testing System, academic stream) or TOEFL (Testing of English as a Foreign Language) score required for admission to their selected New Zealand education institution.
Candidates who show particularly strong developmental relevance and applicability may be able to receive three months’ English language training in New Zealand prior to starting their main academic qualification. Candidates who are applying for undergraduate study and have an IELTS result of 5.5 overall with no band less than 5.0, and candidates who are applying for postgraduate study and have an IELTS reault of 6.0 overall, with no band less than 5.5, should therefore still consider applying for a scholarship.
Find out more about New Zealand
Many people considering studying in New Zealand start by researching New Zealand institutions and checking out the qualifications that can assist in making a contribution to the development needs of PNG.
The website http://www.studyinnewzealand.com/ has lots of links with good advice on what to do before you leave and how to hit the ground running once you land.
Detailed study options are available on http://www.studyinnewzealand.com/.
University prospectuses may also be obtained directly from Tertiary institutions or the New Zealand High Commission may have copies.
Some examples of postgraduate qualifications are shown in the following information sheets.
New Zealand’s Universities and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) are committed to maintaining well established international links and to meeting international standards of education.
They undertake significant, ongoing research projects in order to boost their knowledge bases. There are eight government-funded universities and 18 ITPs, all of them internationally respected for their academic and research performance.
All of New Zealand’s tertiary institutions a offer a broad range of subjects for undergraduate, masters and doctoral (PhD) degrees in commerce, science and the humanities. Each university has its own specialist subjects such as medicine, engineering, law, veterinary science, agriculture and environmental studies.
A number of universities have more than one campus, often located in different cities, and some have overseas programmes. Our universities also work closely with the business community, in New Zealand and overseas, to include students in leading-edge research and development.
It is important to find a tertiary institution that will meet your personal as well as academic needs. Each institution specialises in different subjects. At some institutions, most students live on campus, and at others, most students live independently off-site. Some institutions are in New Zealand’s largest cities, and others are in smaller cities. Visit the websites of institutions you are interested in, or ask them to send you information about student life at their institution and in their city to help you decide.
New Zealand Institutions where you can study
New Zealand Pacific Scholarships are offered at:
Auckland University of Technology
http://www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/international-students Email: Scholarships@aut.ac.nz
For more information on STTA scholarships, contact Skills New Zealand http://www.skills.org.nz/.
What do our Scholarships offer?
New Zealand has world class education institutions that offer internationally recognised qualifications. Successful applicants will have access to excellent academic knowledge in quality facilities and enjoy a learning environment that celebrates diversity, new thinking and multi-cultural perspectives.
New Zealand Scholarships cover:
Some scholars may also be eligible for:
Support is provided for the awardee only and is not sufficient to cover costs associated with supporting any dependents of the awardee. However dependents may live in New Zealand with the awardee if you have extra funds available to support them, and if the dependents meet the requirements of Immigration New Zealand, including evidence of funds. The partners of students are eligible for a work visa that allows them to live and work in New Zealand for the duration of their partner’s study
Refer to the information sheet “Visa information for partners and dependent children of New Zealand Aid Programme scholarship students.”
Terms and Conditions
All applicants who are offered a New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarship will be required to sign a contract with the New Zealand Government declaring they will comply with the terms and conditions of the scholarship.
The terms and conditions include:
What is the application process?
Application process for candidates from Papua New Guinea:
For New Zealand Pacific Scholarships – school leavers and in-service candidates:
Short Term Training Awards
Shortlisting and awarding process
2. Applicants will be advised as to whether they have been shortlisted or whether their application was unsuccessful.
3. Shortlisted scholarship applicants will be advised whether they will be required to attend an interview and undertake English language tests. Please ensure that you respond to any requests for additional information in a timely manner to ensure your application can be considered for a scholarship.
4. Shortlisted candidates will be advised whether or not they have been awarded a scholarship. Letters of Offer for in-service applicants are typically issued in October and November each year.
For further information on scholarships, please contact:
New Zealand High Commission
P.O. Box 1051 Waigani 131
NCD Papua New Guinea
Tel: (+675) 325 9444
Fax: (+675) 325 0285
The New Zealand Scholarships schemes are open for applications from PNG citizens wishing to study in a priority sector listed below. These sectors are in line with the New Zealand development programme in PNG:
|Engineering and Renewable Energy|
|Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical)|
|Other courses related to Public Utilities|
|Scientific areas related to renewable energy generation including e.g. geothermal and geological science, hydroelectricity, solar and wind energy.|
|Fresh Produce / Agriculture|
|Market Development, Export, Horticulture Management, Post-Harvest produce management and handling|
|Industry Development and Sustainability|
|Extension Services (Agriculture, Horticulture, Aquaculture)|
|Other related courses in Fresh Produce / Agriculture|
|Other Rural Economic Development|
|Agri-Science, Agri-Commerce, Soil Plant Ecological Science, Food Science|
|Environmental Management; Solid Waste Management|
|Economics (courses relating to the areas of agriculture, rural economic development, energy, TVET); Small to Medium Enterprises|
|Other related courses in Rural Economic Development|
|Governance, Public Policy & Regulatory Reform|
|All forms of Engineering, Building and Construction, Health and Infrastructure, Plumbing & Gas-fitting, Welding & Fabrication|
|Infrastructure, energy, transport, communications|
|TVET: Curriculum Development and Teaching Methodologies; Management; Adult Education (note that these programmes may have higher English language entry requirements than other programmes)|
Applications for the New Zealand Pacific Scholarships (NZPS) and the Short Term Training Awards (STTA) for PNG citizens to study in New Zealand in 2015 are now open.
See below the application forms and other attachments below or call into the New Zealand High Commission to collect an application form.
Public sector applicants are to complete both the Training Bid Form and the NZ Scholarship Application form. The Training Bid Form can be obtained from the Department of Personnel Management (DPM). Completed Training Bid Forms are to be submitted to DPM by the due date.
All completed NZPS and STTA Applications with supporting certified documents are to reach the New Zealand High Commission in Port Moresby by the due date, Friday 28th March 2014.
Application Dates and Tasks for NZPS & STTA in 2014
|4 February – 28 March||NZPS & STTA Applications are open|
|April||Screening & Selection|
|June||Successful candidates are informed|
|July||Placements are sought with NZ Institutions|
|November||Pre-Departure Programme for 2015 Awardees|
|APPLICATION_FORM New Zealand Pacific Scholarship.pdf||156.92 KB|
|STTA application form August 2013.pdf||319.9 KB|
|NZPS Courses under PNG priority sectors.pdf||110.28 KB|
|Renewable Energy Qualifications Jan 2014.pdf||97.91 KB|
|Agri-business Qualifications Jan 2014.pdf||116.74 KB|
|Public Sector Management Qualifications Jan 2014.pdf||114.35 KB|
|Scholarship visa info sheet dependants 2013.pdf||39.21 KB|
|Guide for Completing NZ Application Forms.pdf||44.95 KB|