NZ announces Commonwealth Scholarships for Bangladeshis

Scholarships are available for Masters Degree and PhD programmes

The New Zealand Government has announced its fresh round of Commonwealth Scholarships for Bangladeshi students wishing to commence programmes of study in 2018.

The application process opens on February 15 and closes on March 30.

The Acting New Zealand High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Suzannah Jessep said: “New Zealand was one of the first countries to recognise Bangladesh and this distinction underpins our strong and continuing commitment to its growth and prosperity. By enabling Bangladeshi students to come and study in New Zealand, we play an important role in contributing to the country’s overall development.”

“I am pleased that we are offering these scholarships this year too.”

“Scholarship recipients will get to experience New Zealand’s world-class education system which encourages independent and analytical thinking. The academic and practical skills they will gain will equip them to compete in any marketplace worldwide, and to contribute to the development of their home countries,” added John Laxon, Education New Zealand’s Regional Director for South and South East Asia and Middle East.

The scholarships are available for Masters Degree (1-2 years) and PhD (3-4 years) programmes and are tenable at one of New Zealand’s eight world-class universities, a press release said.

All eight of New Zealand’s universities are ranked in the top 3% globally by QS World University Rankings. These scholarships are valid for a range of subjects around the themes of renewable energy, public/private sector management, disaster risk management and education.

This is intended to promote the study of subjects that will help Bangladesh’s social, economic or political needs. Scholars are required to return home for at least two years after finishing their studies to ensure Bangladesh benefits from the knowledge acquired.

To be considered for these prestigious awards, scholars need to have a confirmed admission offer and send in their paper-based application to the designated national agency in Bangladesh for the operation of Commonwealth Scholarships on or before March 30.

The financial support offered through these scholarships include full tuition costs, a fortnightly living allowance, an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel to and from your home country at the start and end of your scholarship, home leave or reunion travel for some students, and assistance with research and thesis costs for most postgraduate research students.

Detailed information, including where to apply and the full range of eligible subjects, can be accessed at- www.mfat.govt.nz/scholarships

source: Dhakatribune