New Zealand Scholarships - Timor Leste

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 Development Scholarship 

Applications open: 9 March 2015

Application deadline: 5.00pm 30 April 2015

Contact:
New Zealand Embassy
Rua Geremias do Amaral, Motael
Dili
Timor-Leste
scholarships@mfat.govt.nz

Qualification types

New Zealand Development Scholarships 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)

Short Term Training Scholarships in specific subject areas may also become available.

English Language Training

As part of your scholarship, up to 12 months English language training (New Zealand based) may also be offered to enable candidates to meet English language proficiency conditions. Details will be provided to successful applicants. 

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 New Zealand Development Scholarship candidates who apply to study in academic disciplines relating to one or more of the following:

Private sector development (business and commerce):

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

Technology

  • Computer systems engineering, programming, computer science, computer studies, software development, software engineering
  • Electronic engineering
  • Financial management information systems.

Tourism and hospitality

  • Tourism - Ecotourism, tourism management, tourism planning, tourism marketing
  • Hospitality
  • For information about some undergraduate qualification options click here
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here

Agriculture Development (including fisheries and forestry):

  • Agri-business management, agricultural economics, agricultural systems and management, rural development, domestic supply chains and distribution
  • Biology, vegetable production, livestock/animal husbandry, crop management,  agricultural pest management
  • Forestry, fisheries, aquaculture.
  • 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

Governance, peace and justice

  • Criminology, psychology, forensics, peace and conflict studies, human rights
  • Public sector management, public policy, governance
  • For information about some undergraduate qualification options click here.
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here.

Environment and resource management:

  • Environmental science, environmental studies, resource management, urban planning
  • Water technology, marine conservation, forestry, renewable energy technology, land rehabilitation, waste management, climate change
  • For information about some undergraduate qualification options click here
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here

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.
  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 after the date applications open and before the deadline specified for the scholarship type you selected and send to the address noted at the top of this page.