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New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships for Nigerian Students: 2012 Awards

Scholarship Name: New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship Awards

Brief description

Universities in New Zealand, on behalf of the New Zealand Government, invites the nomination of two (2) Nigerian Candidates for scholarships under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, for PhD and Masters level study in New Zealand 2012.

Accepted Subject Areas?

Any study area with preference to courses with strong development relevance

About Scholarship

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. The CSFP was established at the first Commonwealth education conference in 1959 and is reviewed by education ministers at their triennial meetings – the only scholarship scheme in the world to receive such high-level recognition.

The scholarship is tenable from the academic year commencing February, 2013.

Scholarship Offered Since: 1959

Scholarship Type: Full Scholarship

By what Criteria is Selection Made?

The applications will only be considered where particularly strong development relevance is demonstrated, and only in the relevant priority study sectors.

Who is qualified to apply?

The scholarship is open for Nigerian Students to pursue masters and PhD degree

Candidates are expected to possess a minimum of 2:1 class of degree in any field of study

How Many Scholarship Positions are available? Two (2)

What are the benefits?

Full fee and cost financial support

How long will sponsorship last?

For the duration of the degree programme

Eligible African Countries


To be taken at (country):

Commonwealth Scholarships awardees can only study at these New Zealand universities:

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • University of Waikato

What time of year does Application Close?

Deadline for the expression of interest 30th April, 2012

Application Deadline for most universities application is between, 1 May to 1 June 2012

Offered annually? Yes

How can I Apply?

Apply to one of the Universities listed above. Contact the federal government scholarship board for interest in the scholarship

Requirements include:

A minimum of 2:1 class of degree in any field of study and

Submission of an admission letter from a New Zealand University

Applicants are expected to demonstrate expression of interest via email to [email protected]

How can I get more information?

If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the Scholarship Webpage


The New Zealand Government, New Zealand Aid Programme and the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

Important Notes:

As part of the programme New Zealand offers Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study.

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  1. Sunday Tukura says

    That will be a golden opportunity for me to grasp after leaving University of Sunderland. Otago university my next port of call.

  2. Aaron Ajiyana says

    How can one assess this scholarship programme. I am desiring to go for post graduate study in social work.

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