Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is a global programme under which commonwealth member countries offer scholarships to the citizens of other countries. The “New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships” is a part of this programme, administered by “Universities New Zealand – Te P�?kai Tara”.
A number of scholarships are awarded by the New Zealand CSFP Committee to students who want to pursue Masters and PhD programmes in select New Zealand universities. These scholarships are known for being highly competitive and are offered only to the best talent.
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This scholarship can be availed only in these universities of New Zealand:
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For Indian applicants, preference will be given to those who apply to study in any of the following disciplines and related areas, for the academic year 2017-2018:
Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the New Zealand Aid Programme:
Apply online to India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) at http://www.proposal.sakshat.ac.in/scholarship/. Fill in details on thick plain paper and submit the application with the following documents:
Applications must be submitted to:
The Under Secretary (ES),
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education,
West Block-I, Wing-6, 2nd Floor,R.K. Puram,
New Delhi – 110066
Once applications are submitted, the selection committee shortlists candidates, who must then appear for an interview. At the time of interview, candidates must carry along the recommendation letters from the 3 referees and evidence of admission at a university in New Zealand.
You can download the NZ application form here, fill it and submit it to the Ministry of HRD at the time of your interview.
You must apply online to MHRD on or before 30 March, 2017.
Though each nominating agency of a country (in case of India it is the Ministry of Human Resource Development – MHRD) sets its own date for receiving the applications, the nominations should reach “Universities New Zealand” on or before 30 March, 2017.