New Zealand Scholarships - Solomon Islands

The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to people from developing countries who are motivated to make a difference at home.

For more information about the scholarships programme click here.

Scholarship types and closing dates

Scholarship Type: New Zealand Pacific Scholarship 

Application deadline: 12.00pm 30 April 2015

Contact:
New Zealand High Commission Honiara
PO Box 697
Honiara
Solomon Islands
Tel: (677) 21502
Email: nzhicom@nzhicom.com.sb

Scholarship Type: New Zealand Regional Development Scholarship

Application deadline: 12.00pm 30 April 2015

Contact:
New Zealand High Commission Honiara
PO Box 697
Honiara
Solomon Islands
Tel: (677) 21502
Email: nzhicom@nzhicom.com.sb

Scholarship Type: Short Term Training Scholarship

Application deadline: Short Term Training Scholarships are available throughout the year, lodge your application today.

Contact:
New Zealand High Commission Honiara
PO Box 697
Honiara
Solomon Islands
Tel: (677) 21502
Email: nzhicom@nzhicom.com.sb

Scholarship type: New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship

Application deadline: Contact your local nominating agency for details

Contact: Nominating Agencies

Qualification types

New Zealand Pacific Scholarships and New Zealand Regional Development Scholarship are available for the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree (3 – 4 years)
  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
  • Masters Degree (1 – 2 years)
  • PhD (3 – 4 years)

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate qualifications:

  • Masters Degree (1 – 2 years)
  • PhD (3 – 4 years

Short Term Training Scholarships are available for the following qualifications:

  • Training Certificate (up to 12 months)
  • Internship/work experience programme (up to 12 months)
  • Graduate Certificate (up to 6 months)
  • Graduate Diploma (up to 12 months)

Eligibility

Candidates must meet all the scholarship eligibility criteria including:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing your scholarship.
  • Be a citizen of the country from which you are applying for a scholarship and have resided in that country for at least the last two years.
  • Agree to return to your home country for a minimum of two years on completion of the scholarship.

For full eligibility details check the eligibility criteria page.

Preferences

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership qualities, and a commitment to the development of their home country.

Preference is also given to candidates who are 39 years of age or younger at the time of commencing their scholarship.

Preference will be given to candidates who apply to study in academic disciplines relating to one or more of the following:

Agriculture Development:

  • Agri-business management, agricultural economics, agricultural systems and management, rural development, domestic supply chains and distribution
  • Biology, vegetable production, livestock/animal husbandry, crop management, aquaculture, agricultural pest management
  • Forestry, fisheries
  • Phytosanitary, bio-security, biotechnology, agricultural trade, 
  • Food production, food sciences/technology, post-harvest processing, food storage and packaging, food safety
  • For information about some undergraduate qualification options click here.
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here

Renewable Energy

  • Geothermal, solar, hydro engineering and wind energy, renewable energy distribution systems
  • For information about some undergraduate qualificationoptions click here.
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here

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
  • For information about some undergraduate qualifiction options click here.
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here

Public Sector Management:

  • Public administration, public policy and management, public sector leadership and governance, human resource capacity development, information management
  • Public financial management, government budgeting, tax reform, public sector auditing, information technology, statistics, demography, political science, social policy
  • International trade and business, trade facilitation, trade policy
  • For information about some undergraduate qualification options click here.
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here

Private Sector Development:

  • Business/private sector management and leadership, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) development, entrepreneurship, marketing, accountancy, information technology
  • Value chain development, , logistics & supply chain management, trade facilitation, economics/ applied economics, business finance, commerce, industrial relations
  • Tourism - Ecotourism, tourism management, tourism planning, tourism marketing
  • For information about some undergraduate qualification options click here.
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here

Environment / resource management

  • Environmental science, environmental studies, resource management.
  • Water technology, waste management, land rehabilitation, urban planning.
  • Marine conservation, forestry, renewable energy technology, climate change.

Diplomacy/Foreign Affairs

  • International relations, international politics, international economics and trade, political science.

Health and community development

  • Health, public health, health administration, rural health services
  • Human rights, gender equity.
  • For information about some undergraduate qualification options click here.
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here.

Engineering and infrastructure

  • Civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, transportation, geo-technical engineering, engineering technology.
  • Skilled trades (plumbing, electrical, construction)
  • Public utilities, water management, waste management, urban planning

 How to apply

  1. Check if you’re eligible.
  2. If yes, decide the type of institution and qualification that is right for you. For more information about studying in New Zealand visit www.studyinnewzealand.com
  3. Download and complete all sections of the New Zealand Scholarship application form or the Short Term Training Award application form or the New Zealand Regional Development Scholarship application form.
  4. Attach an up to date Curriculum Vitae
  5. Attach your IELTS or TOEFL certificate, if required (for more information or if you do not have a current IELTS or TOEFL certificate, please refer to FAQs
  6. Write and attach your two 500 word essays (as per the requirements detailed on the application form) and, for masters research and PhD candidates, your research proposal. 
  7. Obtain three references (as per the requirements detailed on the application form)
  8. Obtain certified copies of all required supporting documentation (as per the requirements detailed on the application form)
  9. Submit 2 copies of your completed application form, with all attachments and supporting documents by the deadline specified for the scholarship type you selected and send to the address noted at the top of this page.