New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship 2019 for Indian Nationals

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship 2019 – 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.


About New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship 2019

  • New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are prestigious scholarships that recognize 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)


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
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Areas of Study:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Climate Change and the Environment
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Food Security and Agriculture
  • Governance

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Master’s or PhD studies in New Zealand


Eligibility Criteria for New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship 2019

  • Applicants should have completed Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in the subject or allied fields for Master’s or PhD respectively.
  • Candidate who have already been abroad for study/training/specialization either on scholarship or on their own for a period exceeding six months are eligible to apply only if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years after returning from abroad as on 28th March 2019.


See: PhD Admission 2019



  • 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


New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship 2019 Application Process

  • Apart from applying, online at 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


New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship 2019 Important Date

  • Last date of receiving application in the Ministry of HRD: 28th March, 2019


Government of India

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of Higher Education Website