2016/2017 Scholarship Opportunities

2016/2017 scholarship opportunities are listed below for our followers and visitors:

  1. Netherlands Fellowship Programme  

    The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The NFP offers fellowships for qualified Master studies, PhD studies, or short courses offered at participating Dutch Universities.

    Host Institution(s):

    Dutch Universities that offer NFP qualified programmes/courses.

    Level/Field(s) of study:

    NFP-qualified Masters Programme, PhD programmes or Short Courses. Find a course/programme at this link then contact the Dutch higher education institution that offers that course to find out whether it is NFP-qualified.

    Official Scholarship Website:

    2. New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS)

     Brief description:

    The New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) offers the opportunity for international students from selected developing countries to study in New Zealand to gain knowledge and skills through post-graduate study in specific subject areas that will assist in the development of their home country.

    Host Institution(s):

    Eligible New Zealand universities and institutes of technology.

    Levels/Fields of study:

    Depending on the country you are from, New Zealand Development Scholarships are available for the following level of studies: Postgraduate Certificate (6 months), Postgraduate Diploma (1 year), Masters Degree (1 – 2 years) or PhD (up to 3.5 years).

    Preferred fields of study are those that are most relevant to the development needs of your country (i.e. renewable energy, agriculture development, disaster risk management, private sector development, public sector development).  Find out the preferred subjects for your country.

    Official Scholarship Website:


    3. Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI)

    Brief description:

    The University of Adelaide offers Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) to attract high quality overseas postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Adelaide, Australia

    Level/Field(s) of study:

    Any Masters degree by Research or Doctoral Research Degree offered at the University

    4.       Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

    Brief description:

    The Joint Japan World Bank  Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) sponsors students from developing countries to pursue one of the preferred and partner masters programs at participating Universities around the world.

    JJ/WBGSP scholars must commit to returning home to their country upon graduation in order to use their enhanced knowledge and skills towards their community’s, country’s, or region’s development.

    5.      Australia Awards Scholarships

    Brief description:

    Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.

    Host Institution(s):

    Any of the Participating Australian Institutions

    Level/Field(s) of study:

    Undergraduate or Postgraduate Programmes that are related to your country’s priority areas for development which are listed on the participating country profiles.

    Australia Awards are not available for training in areas related to flying aircraft, nuclear technology or military training.


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