Education is of critical importance to NZAID’s aim of achieving a safe and just world free of poverty. As part of its education strategy, NZAID provides scholarships to citizens of some developing countries to undertake vocational training or tertiary level study in their home country, in New Zealand or in the Pacific region.
The purpose of NZAID’s scholarships schemes is to enhance the skills, training and knowledge of selected individuals and thereby build capacity to contribute to the sustainable development of key areas in their home country. By awarding scholarships in areas where NZAID has committed funding, such as education, health, growth and livelihoods, leadership and governance, and economic development, these scholarships can contribute to NZAID’s mandate of poverty elimination.
To achieve this, NZAID awardees are required to return to their home country on completion of their scholarship to contribute to the development of their country through positions in government, civil society or private sector organisations.
The New Zealand Government offers the following scholarships to candidates of selected developing countries: