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Please note that as a result of COVID-19, New Zealand Short Term Training Scholarships for ASEAN and Timor-Leste are not currently available. We will reassess this decision at the end of 2021 alongside a review of border and travel restrictions.
A small number of courses will be delivered remotely in 2021; The New Zealand Embassy or High Commission will be in contact with eligible individuals to advise them of this option.
We fund skills training for professionals from ASEAN and Timor-Leste
Professionals from eligible Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries and Timor-Leste can apply for a scholarship to take a short professional training course in the following themes and sectors:
- Public sector leadership
Climate Change and Resilience
- Renewable energy
- Geothermal energy
These short courses aim to share New Zealand’s expertise in renewable energy, geothermal energy, agriculture and public sector management with professionals in developing countries. Reputable education institutions in New Zealand deliver these short training courses to successful scholars. Courses are two to four weeks long.
Scholarship application and selection process
To be eligible for one of these scholarships, you must be a citizen from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand or Viet Nam.
The New Zealand Embassy or High Commission(external link) asks the government sector and local organisations in each eligible country for suitable scholarship nominations. The New Zealand Embassy or High Commission guides nominees through a closed application and selection process.
If we approve your scholarship, you will receive a Letter of Offer with the conditions of your scholarship. All scholars must accept and abide by these conditions.