New Zealand English Language Training for Officials Scholarships

The New Zealand Government offers scholarships to government officials from eligible African and Asian countries to come to New Zealand for English language training.

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As a result of COVID-19, we regret to advise that scholarships for English Language Training for Officials are not currently available. We will reassess this decision at the end of 2021 alongside a review of border and travel restrictions.

New Zealand English Language Training for Officials Scholarships - Asia 

The New Zealand Government offers English language training for government officials from Asia (NZELTO Asia). We currently offer three courses each year. Officials come to New Zealand for up to five months to improve their English and to build links with other participants and New Zealand.

Each course has a theme

Each course intake focusses on a theme or special topic. Examples of past themes are agriculture and trade, strengthening resilience, renewable energy, education, and good governance. Suitable applicants must have a technical job or policy job that relates to the current theme.

To apply, you must be a citizen from one of these countries:

Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam

New Zealand English Language Training for Officials Scholarships - Africa

The New Zealand Government offers English language training for government officials from Africa and Palestine (NZELTO Africa). We currently offer two courses each year. Officials come to New Zealand for ten weeks to improve their English and to build links with other participants and New Zealand.

To apply, you must be a citizen from one of these countries:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia or an offical from Palestine.

Scholarship application and selection process for Asia and Africa

The New Zealand Embassy or High Commission(external link) asks the government sector in each eligible country for suitable scholarship nominations. The New Zealand Embassy or High Commission guides nominees through a closed application and selection process. 

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