BY JARED KOLI
APPLICATIONS for New Zealand Scholarships are now open to eligible Solomon Islanders wishing to undertake studies at a tertiary education institution in New Zealand or the Pacific.
The New Zealand High Commission in Honiara announced this week that High achieving female and male Solomon Islands citizens are encouraged to apply.
The two scholarship opportunities available under the New Zealand Aid Programme are New Zealand Pacific Scholarships and New Zealand Regional Development Scholarships.
New Zealand Pacific Scholarships provides up to 24 Scholarships which are available for full time study in New Zealand, while New Zealand Regional Development Scholarships provides up to 10 Scholarships available for full- time under graduate and postgraduate study (excluding PHD) at eligible education institutions in the Pacific Region.
Priority areas this year are in the areas of Renewable Energy Technology, Disaster risk management, Engineering and infrastructure, Diplomacy and foreign affairs.
It also includes Public sector management, Private sector development, Environment and resource management, Health and community development and Agriculture (including Agri- business and Animal Health).
“A New Zealand Scholarship will empower you with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to the development of your country.
“You can now apply online for a scholarship or request a hard copy from our Honiara Office at City Centre Building, Mendana Avenue.
“Please talk to the New Zealand High Commission Scholarships officer about available courses.
Applications are available online (with eligibility guidelines) at: www.mfat.govt.nz/scholarships Application close on 14 March, 2018, 10.00am.
For further information please contact the Scholarships Officer, New Zealand High Commission at email: [email protected] or telephone: 21502