Latin America : Qualifications and recommended subjects

We recommend these sectors and subjects for eligible students from your country. These subjects align with New Zealand's development objectives in your country.

You may only study at postgraduate level in New Zealand.

Scholars applying for PhD studies must be eligible for direct entry i.e. We will not support English Language training for prospective PhD candidates

Note: These subjects could be useful keywords when you search the course catalogue on each education institution website.

Climate Change and Resilience

Climate Change and the Environment

  • Climate change policy
  • Climate change science
  • Natural resource management
  • Rural development
  • Water management

Disaster Risk Management

  • Disaster management
  • Emergency management
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical engineering

Food Security and Agriculture

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricommerce
  • Agricultural science
  • Agricultural technology
  • Biosecurity
  • Farm management  
  • Food technology  
  • Horticulture  
  • Supply chain management  
  • Veterinary  

Renewable Energy

  • Energy distribution systems and technologies
  • Energy management
  • Energy policy
  • Solar, hydroelectric, hydrothermal, geothermal and wind energy

Good Governance


  • Gender studies  
  • Governance
  • Public policy
  • Public management
  • Public financial management 
  • Indigenous studies  
  • Sustainable Development Goals 
  • Development studies