Study Abroad

ADB Scholarships at University of Auckland

Are you an aspiring postgraduate student looking for a way to gain scholarship abroad in a very prestigious university? Well, here is a chance you shouldn’t miss as the University of Auckland is offering scholarships to all well qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to undertake postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

One interesting thing you should know about this scholarship is that the host institution which is the University of Auckland, New Zealand is most popular making it one of the best benefits of studying in New Zealand 2023 for students.

All interested persons are to go through this post as below this, you will find everything you need to know about this scholarship.

Exiting Benefits of Studying In New Zealand

1. Work while you study

International students can work up to 20 hours per week during their course and full time during vacations. The pre-conditions for working while studying in New Zealand are the student must be in a full-time course and the course must be worth 120 credits. The pay is good and can help students meet some percentage of their expenses. Those who are pursuing a master’s program or a PhD can work full-time.

2. Job Opportunities

The Stay back period provides the students a great opportunity to apply for jobs and work after study in New Zealand country. The government itself lists the multiple ways of sourcing jobs in New Zealand for international students. These jobs in New Zealand come along with great work culture and provide a work-life balance for the employees.

3.Safe and secure environment

As we mentioned earlier, New Zealand offers a safe and secure environment for international students. The country has a low crime rate and the people here are warm and friendly. International students are looked after well by New Zealand universities that are bound by a code of conduct imposed by the government.

4. Diverse student population

Students from all over the world come to study in New Zealand. This gives you the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of people, a variety of cultures and backgrounds. This will improve your social skills, knowledge and appreciation of other people and cultures.

5. Exciting outdoor life

New Zealand has a lot of potential to give you an exciting outdoor life. The green hills, sandy beaches, the rainforests and the snow capped mountains give you numerous options to explore and experience the natural beauty of the country.

Host Institution(s):

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Field(s) of study:

The University of Auckland programmes covered by this scholarship scheme are limited to the following:

• Master of Public Health
• Master of Science (Environmental Science)
• Master of Arts (Development Studies)
• Masters Programmes in Engineering

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Nationals of an ADB borrowing member

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The ADB-JSP provides for the scholar’s tuition fees, airfare to and from Auckland, basic cost of living, health and medical insurance, and a special grant for thesis preparation (for scholars engaged in research).


You must:

  • • Be a national of an ADB borrowing member. For a list of current developing member countries visit ADB – Japan Scholarship Programme.
  • • Have gained admission to an approved masters at an approved academic institution.
  • • Have a bachelors degree or its equivalent with a superior academic record.
  • • Have at least two years of full-time professional work experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.
  • • Be proficient in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
  • • Be under 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programmes which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years
  • • Be in good health.
  • • Agree to return to your home country after completing the programme.

Application instructions:

You can apply for the scholarship only after you have gained admission to an eligible postgraduate programme listed above and received an Official Offer of Place from the University of Auckland. 

To apply for the scholarship, you will need to complete the Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship application form and submit it with a copy of your offer letter together with other supporting documents by POST to the University of Auckland. Applications for 2024 is still ongoing.

How to Apply

All interested applicants should click on the link below to apply for this scholarship


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