DILI, 04 october 2023 (TATOLI) – New Zealand’s Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Philip Hewitt, said that New Zealand will offer 12 scholarships to Timorese students to pursue their higher education in New Zealand universities.
“Applications for scholarships will open in january 2024,” said Ambassador Hewitt after meeting Prime Minister Gusmão at the Government Palace in Dili, on Tuesday.
Full tertiary scholarships would be given to eligible young Timorese students to study full-time at the New Zealand education institutions.
Currently, the New Zealand Government offers these Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships – New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).
Scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate study. These are full tertiary scholarships for eligible international students to study full-time at a New Zealand education institution or a Pacific university.
Short-Term Training Scholarships for Pacific and Timor-Leste citizens. These are short scholarships for skills training and on-the-job work experience for workers from eligible Pacific countries and from Timor-Leste.
Short-Term Training Scholarships for citizens of Southeast Asia and Timor-Leste. These are short scholarships for skills training for workers from eligible Southeast Asian countries and from Timor-Leste.
English Language Training for Officials Scholarships (NZELTO). These are short scholarships for government officials from eligible African and Asian countries to come to New Zealand for English language training.
These scholarships are made available to enable international students to study in New Zealand. Citizens from selected developing countries intending to undertake tertiary-level study in New Zealand can apply for these scholarships to study at AUT.
The purpose of MFAT’s scholarship schemes is to enhance the skills, training, and knowledge of selected individuals and thereby build capacity to contribute to the sustainable development of key areas in their home country.
New Zealand Scholarships are prestigious scholarships for international students from developing countries to study in New Zealand. The scholarships foster and build potential leaders, as well as equip individuals with skills and knowledge to benefit their country.
Studying with a New Zealand Scholarship is a great opportunity for personal and academic growth, unique experiences, and career development.
Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá
Editor: Filomeno Martins