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Manaaki New Zealand Short Term Training Scholarships 2024 – 2025

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Apply for study in 2024 and 2025

The New Zealand (NZ) Government offers scholarships to professionals from eligible countries to learn new skills in Aotearoa New Zealand. In 2024 and 2025, we are offering a small number of scholarships for professional development studying either online or in New Zealand. These scholarships are managed by Skills Group.

Read more about the available scholarships and eligibility requirements and apply below.

On this page:

  • Scholarships for cohort study in 2024 and 2025
  • Who is eligible?
  • Supporting documents
  • Apply now

 

ASEAN and Timor-Leste

Pacific

Africa

Latin America and the Caribbean

Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships

Scholarships for thematic study in 2024 and 2025

ASEAN and Timor-Leste

Course Course Dates Applications Open Applications Close Training Modality
Renewable Energy Project Management 2 September to 27 September 2024 6 May 2024 at 9am NZST 10 June at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here
Geothermal Energy Project Management 21 October to 22 November 2024 24 June 2024 at 9am NZST 22 July at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here
Good Governance 21 October to 15 November 2024 24 June 2024 at 9am NZST 22 July at 5pm NZST Training Online Apply here
Mid Level Public Sector Leadership 24 February to 21 March 2025 28 October 2024 at 9am NZST 25 November at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here
Trade 3 February to 7 March 2025 4 November 2024 at 9am NZST 2 December at 5pm NZST Training Online Apply here
Geothermal Energy Project Management 16 April to 14 May 2025 16 December 2024 at 9am NZST 13 January 2025 at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here
Public Health Management 17 March to 11 April 2025 16 December 2024 at 9am NZST 13 January 2025 at 5pm NZST Training Online Apply here
Senior Level Public Sector Leadership 28 April to 9 May 2025 30 December 2024 at 9am NZST 27 January 2025 at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here
Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 6 May to 22 May 2025 6 January 2025 at 9am NZST 3 February 2025 at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here
Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 27 May to 13 June 2025 27 January 2025 at 9am NZST 24 February 2025 at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here
Renewable Energy Project Management 26 May to 24 June 2025 27 January 2025 at 9am NZST 24 February 2025 at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here
Senior Level Public Sector Leadership 9 June to 20 June 2025 10 February 2025 at 9am NZST 10 March 2025 at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here

Who is eligible?

These are intensive short courses for eligible participants from ASEAN and Timor-Leste,  who have a minimum of 5 years work experience in the relevant sector for each course. To be eligible for one of the above scholarships, you must be a citizen from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam.  

Scholarships are offered to citizens of Singapore and Brunei for the Public Sector Leadership (mid-level) course.
Scholarships are offered to citizens of Singapore and Brunei for the Food and Agribusiness Value Chains courses.

Note: Not all of the above courses are open to all countries.

Pacific

Course Course Dates Applications Open Applications Close Training Modality
Good Governance 26 August to 6 September 2024 29 April 2024 at 9am NZST 27 May 2024 at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here
Public Sector Leadership 11 November to 22 November 2024 15 July 2024 at 9am NZST 12 August 2024 at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here
Trade 2 December to 13 December 2024 5 August 2024 at 9am NZST 2 September 2024 at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here
Public Health Management 10 February to 21 February 2025 14 October 2024 at 9am NZST 11 November 2024 at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here

Who is eligible?

These are intensive short courses for eligible participants from Pacific nations who have a minimum of 5 years work experience in the relevant sector for each course. To be eligible for one of the above scholarships, you must be a citizen from: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

Africa

Course Course Dates Applications Open Applications Close Training Modality
Good Governance 22 July to 16 August 2024 29 April 2024 at 9am NZST 3 June 2024 at 5pm NZST Training Online Apply here
Trade 16 September to 18 October 2024 24 June 2024 at 9am NZST 22 July 2024 at 5pm NZST Training Online Apply here
Geothermal Energy Project Management 10 February 2025 to 11 March 2025 14 October 2024 at 9am NZST 11 November 2024 at 5pm NZST Training in New Zealand Apply here

Who is eligible?

These are intensive short courses for eligible participants from African nations who have a minimum of 5 years work experience in the relevant sector for each course. To be eligible for one of the above scholarships, you must be a citizen from: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Dijibouti, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Note: Not all of the above courses are open to all countries.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Course Course Dates Applications Open Applications Close Training Modality
Public Sector Leadership 28 April to 23 May 2025 13 January 2025 at 9am NZST 10 February 2025 at 5pm NZST Training Online Apply here
Trade 26 May to 27 June 2025 3 February 2025 at 9am NZST 3 March 2025 at 5pm NZST Training Online Apply here

Who is eligible?

These are intensive short courses for eligible participants from Latin American and Caribbean nations who have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the relevant sector for each course. To be eligible for one of the above scholarships, you must be a citizen from: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.

Other eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship, all the following statements must be true for you:

  • From the date my application is submitted, I will have lived in my country of citizenship for the last two years or more.
  • Exception for diplomatic corps and their family: A member of the diplomatic corps or a dependant of a member of the diplomatic corps, living outside their own country, can apply for a Scholarship.
  • I am not a citizen or permanent resident of any 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.
  • Exceptions: People from the following countries and territories are eligible to apply:
    • Niue and Tokelau, even though they are New Zealand citizens.
    • French Pacific Territories, even though they are French citizens.
    • New Zealand-Samoan and Timor-Leste-Portuguese dual citizens.
  • I will be at least 18 years old at the time I start the scholarship.
  • I am not currently serving in the military.
  • Within the last five years, I have not had a New Zealand Scholarship terminated.

You must also acknowledge and agree that:

  • I have received endorsement from my employer to attend this training programme.
  • I expect to meet the academic entry requirements (including English language requirements) for my planned training programme.

Supporting documents

If you are shortlisted for a scholarship, you will need to provide copies of the following documents before taking up your scholarship. You will receive an email requesting you return these documents by email, if you are progressed to the shortlisting stage.

 

  • Certified copies of the personal pages of your passport if you are applying for an in-country course. An alternative form of Government-issued photo identification is acceptable if applying for an online course.
  • Where available, certified copies of your International English proficiency test results, such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent, from within the last 18 months.

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