New Zealand ASEAN Scholar awards for Students from Philippines
Deadlines - August 2012

Deadline: August, 2012

The New Zealand ASEAN Scholar awards empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to economic, social and political development within the ASEAN region. The awards are for full-time postgraduate study (i.e. postgraduate diplomas, master’s degrees and doctorates) in New Zealand. An indicative allocation of 18 scholarships is made available for Filipinos who wish to obtain a postgraduate degree in New Zealand commencing in 2013.


  • be a Filipino citizen residing in the Philippines;
  • not be more than 35 years at the scholarship date;
  • not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand or Australia, or be married or engaged to be married to a person who holds, or who is eligible to hold, New Zealand or Australia citizenship or permanent residence status;
  • not hold, nor have held in the preceding 24 months at the time of application, a New Zealand Government or Australian Government scholarship;
  • be applying to commence a new degree programme and not be seeking support for one already begun;
  • apply for a higher-level qualification than previously achieved;
  • have worked for at least two years work experience relative to their chosen career;
  • be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the Philippine public, private or civil society sector (as relevant) and to the development of the Philippines in general;
  • have an unconditional offer for a postgraduate course at a participating New Zealand tertiary institution; and be available to take up the scholarship in the calendar year for which the scholarship is offered.

Field of Study:
  • Agriculture - Agriculture, fisheries, dairy development, rural development, bio security (protection of animal and plant health), food science
  • Tourism - Sustainable tourism, ecotourism, tourism management
  • Governance - Law, justice, legal and judicial reform, human rights/gender, social work
  • Public sector - Public administration, public policy, public sector management
  • Trade and development - Trade facilitation, market chain development, international trade, economics, improving the business-enabling environment, small and medium enterprise development
  • Disaster risk management and climate change adaptation
  • Renewable energy


Applicants should submit an original and a copy of the application form completed in English, with a copy of the letter of offer from a tertiary institution in New Zealand, directly to the New Zealand Embassy in Manila. PhD students must also include evidence of correspondence with a potential supervisor. Applicants can download a New Zealand ASEAN Scholars awards application form at the New Zealand Embassy website.

Applications should be addressed and sent to:

Manager-New Zealand Aid Programme
New Zealand ASEAN Scholars awards
PO Box 3228 MCPO
Makati City 1272

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