NZ scholarships available for Thai students

The New Zealand Aid Programme is offering four New Zealand-Asean Scholars Awards (NZ-AS) to Thai candidates for full-time postgraduate study at one of nine selected New Zealand institutions.

The scholarships support master’s degrees or postgraduate diplomas of a variety of study subjects related to the following sectors:

- Agriculture Development spanning agri-business management, agricultural systems and management, production and harvesting, food science, biotechnology, and rural development.

- Disaster Risk Management focusing on emergency management, hazard assessment and management, climate change adaptation, natural resource management.

- Private Sector Development covering management, economics, commerce, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) development, accounting, business finance, marketing, supply chain management, tourism, renewable energy.

- Public Sector Management involving law, justice, public administration and politics.

Successful candidates will receive full scholarships for the 2015 academic year, including full tuition fees, travel costs, an establishment and living allowance, medical and travel insurance, and pastoral and academic support.

Applications are open to Thai citizens under 40 years of age who have lived in Thailand for at least the last two years and haven’t received any New Zealand or Australian government-sponsored scholarship over the past 24 months from the date of application.

Eligible candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree of strong academic merit that is relevant to the proposed postgraduate qualification and possess a minimum IELTS result of 6.5 overall, with no band less than 6.0 and results to be no older than 24 months at time of application.

Application forms are available online at www.nzembassy.com/thailand. The application deadline is June 20.


For more information, email Sirikarn.thammawijit@mfat.govt.nz or call 02-254-2530 ext 29.

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