New Zealand Development Scholarship

The Royal Civil Service Commission is pleased to announce that the New Zealand Government has announced its fresh round of New Zealand Development Scholarships for Bhutanese citizens who wish to commence programmes of study at New Zealand academic institutions in 2018. Applications will be accepted only online and open on February 16 and close at 12 PM (NZ Time) on March 30.

Established with the goal to support sustainable development in developing countries, these scholarships are tenable at one of New Zealand’s world-class 10 universities or institutes of technology.

The New Zealand Aid Programme is looking for understanding candidates who are interested in studying subjects that can help improve the social and economic development of Bhutan. These scholarships cover courses related to Renewable Energy, Agriculture Development and Private Sector Development. New Zealand Development Scholarships are available for post graduates Certificates (6 months), Post Graduate Diploma (1 Year) and Masters Degree (1 to 2 Years) Programmes. Applicants are expected to meet the academic entry requirements (including English language ability) for their preferred programme of study and institution. Awardees are also required to return home for at-least 2 year after finishing their studies.

The financial supports offered through this scholarships includes full tuition cost, a fortnightly living allowance, an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel to and from your home country at the start and end of your scholarship, home leave or reunion travel (for some students), and assistance with research and thesis costs for most post-graduate research students.

Detailed information, including where to apply online and the full range of eligible subjects, can be accessed at:

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