Africa: Qualifications and recommended subjects

You may only study at postgraduate level in New Zealand. We recommend these sectors and subjects for eligible students from Africa.

A maximum of 10% of scholarships awarded each year will be for PhD studies. 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

Food Security and Agriculture

  • Agribusiness  
  • Agricommerce  
  • Agricultural or Horticultural Management  
  • Agricultural technology  
  • Dairy systems  
  • Farm management  
  • Rural development  
  • Supply chain management  

Climate Change & the Environment

  • Climate change 
  • Climate change science 
  • Environmental law 
  • Environmental management 
  • Environmental policy and planning 
  • Marine conservation 
  • Natural resource management 
  • Rural development 
  • Water management  

Renewable Energy

  • Energy distribution systems and technologies 
  • Energy management 
  • Energy policy 
  • Geothermal energy 
  • Hydroelectric, solar and wind energy 

Good Governance


  • Governance 
  • Government services: Public Policy (especially Energy, Environmental, Health, Education) 
  • Peace and conflict studies 
  • Indigenous studies 
  • Public policy 
  • Public sector management 
  • Public financial management 
  • Human resource management/workforce planning 
  • E-government 
  • International relations 
  • International law 
  • Statistics 
  • Economics 
  • Accounting