The New Zealand Embassy is once again inviting eligible students from the Philippines to apply for postgraduate development-related studies at a tertiary institution in New Zealand through the New Zealand ASEAN Scholarship program.
The New Zealand ASEAN Scholars (NZAS) awards are open to qualified candidates from the public, private, and civil society sectors who want to pursue further studies in the fields of agriculture, tourism, governance, public sector, trade, development, disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, and renewable energy.
An indicative allocation of 18 scholarships is made available for Filipinos who desire to obtain a postgraduate degree in New Zealand commencing in 2015.
Applicants will be selected on merit, including the development benefits of their proposed course of study. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate leadership qualities and potential for future leadership. Priority will also be given to applicants who have demonstrated high academic achievements especially in their undergraduate degree.
The program aims to empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to the economic, social, and political development of the ASEAN region.
The scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme for post-graduate study at New Zealand institutions in the subject areas most needed for the development of your country.
Applications for the 2014 scholarships close on 15 July 2014. Further information, including eligibility and application form, can be found at the New Zealand Embassy website
For further queries or clarifications, please contact Ms. Reina P. Lino, NZAS Programme Administrator of Bato Balani Foundation Inc. at (632) 8925462 or e-mail