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New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship 2018


New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship 2018 for Indian Nationals

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship 2018- The HRD Ministry has released a notification on its official website inviting application from Indian Nationals for New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship 2018 awards. The scholarship is being provided for Masters and PhD Level study in New Zealand in agriculture development and renewable energy fields.


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About NZCS

  • New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are prestigious scholarships that recognise New Zealand’s history and ties to the Commonwealth
  • Our Commonwealth Scholarships are part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) - an international program under which Commonwealth countries offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth States
  • NZ Commonwealth Scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Program, the New Zealand Government’s overseas aid and development program
  • They are managed by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)


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Important Dates

  • Last Date for Receiving Online Application in the MHRD: 28th March 2018
  • Candidates Nominated: May 2018
  • Final Result: Oct 2018


Scholarship Details

  • No. of Scholarships: 02
  • Value of Scholarship: The entitlements of the Scholarship include full tuition fees, a living allowance (paid fortnightly), an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel between applicant’s home country and academic support at applicant’s institution, and assistance with research and thesis costs for most postgraduate research students
  • Please visit at - https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-anddevelopment/scholarships/what-you-get-with-a-new-zealand-scholarship/
  • Areas of Study: Agriculture Development and; Renewable Energy
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Master’s or PhD studies in New Zealand


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must (a) be an Indian citizen (Indian citizens living abroad are not eligible) (b) not hold another scholarship during the period of the New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship
  • Applicants should have completed Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in the subject or allied fields with minimum 65% marks for Master's or PhD respectively


Selection Basis

  • The assessment criteria for selection of the suitable candidates would be based on:
  • Academic Merit:(a) Examination results; (b) Academic transcripts; (c) Referees' report (d) Any academic prizes (e) Other relevant activities and (f) Publications, where appropriate


Application Process

  • Apart from applying, online at www.universitiesnz.ac.nz the applicant must download and complete prescribed New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship application form
  • Send your completed Application Form to your country’s nominating agency
  • All shortlisted candidates will be assessed, interviewed and undergo reference checks through the New Zealand Scholarships office


Government of India

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of Higher Education Website www.universitiesnz.ac.nz