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Manaaki New Zealand Short Term Training Scholarships

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Apply for online study in 2022 and 2023 

The New Zealand (NZ) Government offers scholarships to professionals from eligible countries to learn new skills in New Zealand. In 2022 and 2023, we are offering a small number of scholarships for online professional development. These scholarships are managed by Skills Consulting Group.  

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

On this page: 

  • Scholarships for online study in 2022 and 2023
  • Who is eligible? 
  • Supporting documents 
  • Apply now 
Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships

Scholarships for online study in 2022 and 2023

Africa

Applications for a limited number of courses will open at midday (NZ Standard Time) on Wednesday 14 September 2022. 

Professionals from eligible African countries can apply for a scholarship to take a short professional training course in the following areas: 

Course 

Course Dates 

Applications Close 

Good governance 

 23 January – 17 February 2023

13 December 2022

Trade 

12 April – 12 May 2023

14 March 2023

These short courses aim to share New Zealand’s expertise in governance and trade with professionals in developing countries. Courses are two to four weeks long. 

Latin America and Caribbean

Applications for a limited number of courses will open at midday (NZ Standard Time) on Wednesday 14 September 2022. 

Professionals from eligible Latin America and Caribbean countries can apply for a scholarship to take a short professional training course in the following areas: 

Course 

Course Dates 

Applications Close 

Good governance 

21 November – 16 December 2022

25 October 2022

Trade 

27 February – 31 March 2023

31 January 2023

 

From Wednesday 14 September, interested applicants can be considered for a scholarship. 

 

 

Who is eligible? 

These are intensive short courses for eligible participants from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean who are currently in middle and senior management positions.

Africa

To be eligible for one of these scholarships, you must be a citizen from South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, Mauritius, Tanzania, Egypt or Ethiopia.   

Latin America and the Caribbean 

To be eligible for a Latin American scholarship you must be a citizen from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Paraguay.

To be eligible for a Caribbean scholarship you must be a citizen from Suriname, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Guyana, Grenada, Dominica, Belize, Haiti, Montserrat and Bahamas.

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.
    – 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 selected for a scholarship, you will need to provide copies of the following documents before taking up your scholarship:  

  • Certified copies of the personal pages of your passport (or an alternative form of photo identification if you do not hold a passport). 
  • 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. 

If you have difficulty completing the application form, please contact us by email at awardee@scgnz.org

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