New Zealand Short Term Training Scholarships

How to Apply for New Zealand Short Term Training Scholarships

The New Zealand Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), is offering a limited number of scholarships for intensive online short courses in New Zealand to professionals from eligible countries.

The courses offered by the New Zealand Short Term Training Scholarships (NZSTTS) scheme are intended to share New Zealand’s expertise in governance and trade with professionals from developing countries.

These are intensive short courses offered by the University of Auckland for participants in middle and senior management positions. Scholars will complete the entire learning program in two to three-hour sessions per week, allowing for part-time learning.

Read on to know how to apply for the New Zealand short term training scholarships.

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Who Can Apply?

  • South African citizens currently in middle and senior management positions;
  • Be at least 18 years old when the scholarship begins; 
  • Meet the academic entry requirements (including English language requirements) for the planned training program.
  • Have lived in the country of citizenship for at least two years prior to the date of application.
  • Diplomatic corps and their families are exempt: Be a member of the diplomatic corps or a dependent of a member of the diplomatic corps living in a country other than your own.
  • You must not be a citizen or permanent resident of the following countries:
  • New Zealand, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, any European Union country, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America; 
  • Not currently serving in the military; 
  • Not having had a New Zealand Scholarship terminated within the last five years.

You must also acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • Your employer has given you permission to attend this training program;
  • You have at least 5 years of experience working in a supported sector in a leadership role. Or at least two years of senior management experience in the public sector.

Note:  You can apply for more than one course.

You might need this scholarship: WHO Scholarships For Underdeveloped Countries 2023

Required documents

If you are chosen for a scholarship, you must provide copies of the following documents before accepting your scholarship:

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  • Certified copies of your passport’s personal pages (or an alternative form of photo identification if you do not hold a passport).
  • Certified copies of your most recent International English proficiency test results, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent.

How to Apply

Applications for the New Zealand short term training scholarships can be submitted using the online Application form

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