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New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships

Opening of Applications in the Philippines

The New Zealand Government through the New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships for eligible postgraduate students from the Philippines to undertake development-related studies at a tertiary institution in New Zealand.

An indicative allocation of 18 scholarships is made available for Filipinos who wish to obtain a postgraduate degree (i.e. postgraduate diplomas, masters degrees or doctorates) in New Zealand commencing in 2016. New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships empower individuals with the knowledge, skills, and qualifications to contribute to economic, social, and political development within the Philippines.

The scholarships aim to contribute to the achievement of Philippine human resource development objectives, particularly in areas where New Zealand has recognized expertise. Priority themes for this year are agriculture development, renewable energy, disaster risk management, public sector management and private sector development.

Applications are welcome from the public, private and civil society sectors. Deadline for application for the 2016 school year is 31 July 2015.

The Bato Balani Foundation Inc. with its commitment of uplifting the quality of education in the country is assisting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) through the New Zealand Embassy in searching for Filipinos who will most benefit from the opportunity to study in New Zealand and will contribute to the development of the Philippines on their return. A roadshow of activities which includes scholarship orientations and consultations will be conducted in key provinces nationwide to promote the New Zealand Scholarships in the Philippines.

Full details of the scholarship and application form are available on the New Zealand Aid Programme website: To know more about the schedules of scholarship orientations and education events, please contact (632) 8925462 / (0923) 5364303 or email

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