New Zealand Postgraduate Scholarships

The New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) Scheme is offering scholarships for study in New Zealand commencing February, 2016. The awards are offered for full-time, Postgraduate study for Masters and PhD Degrees.

The area of study would be related to Sustainable Economic Development in the following priority sectors:

  • Agriculture
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Renewable Energy

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  1. Be a citizen of Grenada;
  2. Be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking funding for one already commenced in New Zealand or another country;
  3. Satisfy the admission requirements of the New Zealand education institution at which the qualification is to be undertaken;
  4. Be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the public or private or community sector (as relevant), and to their home country’s development in general; and be able to take up the scholarship in the academic year for which it is offered;
  5. Be 40 years or under before the scholarship start date;
  6. Not have completed, or nearly completed, a qualification at a similar level (i.e. applicants must apply for a higher level qualification than any previously attained), unless strong developmental relevance is demonstrated; and have been working in their home country, preferably for at least two (2) years prior to application, including since completing their highest tertiary qualification gained to date.

Eligible Institutions:

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Lincoln University
  • Manukau Institute of Technology
  • Unitec
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Waikato
  • Massey University
  • Victoria University of Wellington

Value of Awards:

  • Full Tuition Fee
  • Living Expenses
  • Return Airfares

Interested persons are asked to contact the Scholarship Desk, Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development, Botanical Gardens, Tanteen, St George’s, at telephone number 440-2737, or email at

All applications and supporting documents must be completed in triplicate. One original and two photocopies must be submitted to the Scholarship Desk, Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development.

Please note that the deadline for submitting applications to the Scholarship Desk, Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development is no later than Tuesday, 30 June 2015.

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