The New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards (NZAS) offers scholarships for postgraduate level study only. The NZAS is funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The New Zealand Scholarships are prestigious scholarships for people from developing countries to study in New Zealand and the Pacific. The scholarships foster and build potential leaders, as well as equip individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to benefit their respective home country.
Are you interested in New Zealand institution scholarships? The New Zealand institutions offer scholarships to non-residents. Scholarships update frequently. The New Zealand Scholarships are prestigious scholarships for people from developing countries to study in New Zealand and the Pacific.
Eligible countries for the New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships are Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
You’ll study with students and lecturers from around the world, and build life-long connections to New Zealand and a global network of leaders and high achievers. With a New Zealand Scholarship, you’ll get fully funded tuition and other financial benefits, as well as personal and academic support. While studying in New Zealand, you’ll enjoy the benefits of our world-class educational facilities and share in our unique Kiwi lifestyle.
The scholarships aimed to support sustainable development in developing countries to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. This is a lifetime connection between the scholars and New Zealand so they are able to build strong and enduring links between New Zealand and partner countries.
Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
Masters Degree (1 to 2 years)
PhD (up to 3.5 years)
Agricultural development, such as agri-business, agriculture production, agriculture trade and technology, and post-harvest.
Renewable energy, such as solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind energy. Also includes, energy engineering and renewal energy distribution systems, market reform and sector management, and public policy administration.
Disaster risk management, such as hazard and vulnerability assessment, risk management, natural resource management, disaster preparedness at national or community level, disaster response and emergency management, economic and social recovery from disasters, and climate change adaptation.
Public sector management, such as economic policy, education, public sector leadership, and international trade and business, including peace and conflict studies related to trade facilitation and policy.
Private sector development, such as business private sector management and leadership, SMEs development, entrepreneurship, business finance, commerce, marketing and accountancy.
See the list of what you can study here, https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/scholarships/what-can-i-study/
The lists are intended to give the New Zealand Scholarship applicants an idea about the range of courses that could align with the priority sector to which they are interested in.
They are not the comprehensive lists of courses, but are indicative of some of the qualifications you may wish to explore. Please check with the websites of the institutions for their full range of courses and for more updated information.
Further reading, https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/scholarships/types-of-scholarships/#asean
At least 18 years old at the time you start the scholarship
Citizen of the Philippines (participating country and main country of residence)
Not currently serving in the military
Meet the academic entry requirements, including the English language ability, of the preferred programme of study and institution
Have not previously had a New Zealand Scholarship terminated because of poor academic performance within the past 5 years or breach of scholarship contact
Return to the Philippines at the end of the scholarship to contribute to the country’s development
Have at least 1 year full time or 2 years part time work experience relevant to the preferred qualification
With a New Zealand Scholarship, you will get fully funded tuition and other financial benefits, as well as personal and academic support. The scholarship covers full tuition, living expenses, establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, and travel to and from the Philippines.
While studying in New Zealand, you will enjoy the benefits of their world class educational facilities and share their unique Kiwi lifestyle.
In return, you will undertake to return home and share your knowledge and skills to benefit your country.
You also need to fulfill obligations as a scholarship recipient. You are expected to share your knowledge at home, perform well academically, start your scholarship on time, behave well and follow the New Zealand Scholarship Code of Conduct.
Useful information, https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/scholarships/
Take your online eligibility test and start your online application process here, https://scholarship.force.com/communitylandingpage
Step 1. Confirm your eligibility.
Step 2. Create a RealMe login.
Paper applications are allowed for the Philippines, but still, you are encouraged to apply online using the online RealMe Login Portal.
Create a RealMe Login by clicking the link below
Step 3. Register with the New Zealand Scholarships online.
Step 4. Complete your application.
If you cannot apply online, you can get a copy of an application form from the New Zealand High Commission or Embassy in your country. You can contact them by email, or you can submit an online enquiry form to us and request a paper application form.
Note that applicants are strongly encouraged to apply via the Online Application Portal. If you can email them, then you should be able to do the Online Application.
Submit your paper application to
New Zealand Embassy
35th Floor Zuellig Building
Makati Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas
Makati City 1225, Manila, Philippines
Telephone: 02 234 3800
Head of Mission: David Strachan
New Zealand Embassy
PO Box 3228
Manila MCPO Makati 1272
New Zealand Head Office
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Head Office
195 Lambton Quay
Private Bag 18 901
Wellington 6160, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4 439 8000
Fax: +64 4 472 9596
Email, including for OIA requests: firstname.lastname@example.org