These scholarships provide opportunities for individuals from selected developing Commonwealth countries to undertake masters or PhD studies in New Zealand. As with other New Zealand Aid Programme funded scholarships, Commonwealth Scholarships play an important role in addressing human resource development needs of developing countries.
The scholarships are awarded to candidates of strong academic merit who are expected to make a significant contribution to the development of their home country following completion of their studies.
Who is eligible?
Citizens from the following countries. Click on your country to see specific eligibility criteria.
Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.
Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.
How do I apply?
Each Commonwealth government has designated a national agency for the operation of Commonwealth Scholarships.
For information specific to your country, visit the New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships.