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New Zealand Development Scholarships for Caribbean nations
Nov 13, 2013 - 12:16:24 AM

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New Zealand is pleased to announce the expansion of New Zealand Development Scholarship awards to include all CARICOM states and the Dominican Republic.

The following fifteen countries are eligible to apply for a New Zealand Development Scholarship: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; St Lucia; St Kitts and Nevis; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago.

"New Zealand Development Scholarships" are being offered to Caribbean nationals (including Bahamians) for the first time.

Scholarships are offered at the post-graduate level for study commencing in July 2014.  Scholarships support study that will assist in the sustainable economic development of a student's home country, with preference given to study in:

Agriculture,

Disaster Risk Management; and

Renewable Energy

Applications should reach New Zealand institutions by 2 December 2013 so please pass on to all interested persons.

**APPLICATION Info is attached in a document at base of this article

Priority Areas

Applications to the New Zealand Development Scholarships scheme will be sought to support study in thematic areas which support our overall development programme in the region, namely agriculture, disaster risk management and renewable energy (including hydro, wind, solar, wave or geothermal energy).

Application Process

Candidates should apply directly to one of the institutions listed below that offers a relevant programme of study by 2 December 2013. Pending immigration processes, successful applicants will begin study in New Zealand in July 2014.

Please refer to the New Zealand Aid Programme website for further details: http://www.aid.govt.nz/

Detailed Information on Postgraduate Programmes

Agriculture:

Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science

Institute:  Lincoln University

Qualification:  Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science

Length of Programme: 1 year (two semesters)

Commencement: July 2014

Agriculture is the backbone of New Zealand's economy. Scientific research and technological developments have made this country an international leader in the production of many agricultural products.

Graduates intending to enter the agricultural industries will need to be well prepared in the basic and applied sciences, as well as business and management disciplines. This diploma will prepare graduates for the challenging roles they will play in agriculture, both in New Zealand and overseas.

The traditional role of primary production has changed so dramatically that graduates are sought after in more than the traditional areas of sheep, dairy and arable farming. The demand for activities that will increase the value of our primary products has resulted in the need for graduates beyond the traditional areas of sheep, dairy and arable farming. They are now sought after in the areas of research, marketing and technology transfer, in service industries allied to the agricultural sector and into positions with Crown Research Institutes, Treasury and into consultancy positions within exporting companies. Graduates from agriculture programmes are highly sought after both within New Zealand and internationally.

http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/Degrees-Diplomas-and-Certificates/Qualifications/Agriculture/Postgraduate-Diploma-in-Agricultural-Science/


Master of Agricultural Science

Institute:  Lincoln University

Qualification:  Master of Agricultural Science

Length of Programme: 2 years (four semesters)

Commencement: July 2014

The Master of Agricultural Science recognises the scientific management of our primary resources demands innovation, sophistication and business acumen. It offers advanced study and research in the fields that underpin agricultural production, science and management.

http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/Degrees-Diplomas-and-Certificates/Qualifications/Agriculture/Master-of-Agricultural-Science/
 

Master of Commerce (Agricultural)

Institute:  Lincoln University

Qualification:  Master of Commerce (Agricultural)

Length of Programme: 2 years (four semesters)

Commencement: July 2014

The Master of Commerce (Agricultural) is a specialised industry- based degree providing future leaders and managers in both the primary production and agribusiness sector. It relies on a ‘practical professional' approach to teaching where students learnt not only how to successfully operate a farm business, but also about national and international issues that confront the agribusiness manager. It is one of the recognised areas of excellence in teaching and research pursued by Lincoln University.

http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/Degrees-Diplomas-and-Certificates/Qualifications/Commerce-and-Business/Graduate-Certificate-in-Business-and-Sustainability/Master-of-Commerce-Agricultural/


Postgraduate Diploma in AgriCommerce

Institution:  Massey University

Qualification:  Post Graduate Diploma in AgriCommerce

Length of Programme: 1 year (two semesters)

Commencement: July 2014

The PostGraduate Diploma in AgriCommerce provides instruction in agricultural economics and management. A relevant bachelor’s degree is required for entry. The degree comprises papers in AgriBusiness Management, Agricultural Economics, Farm Management, Food Marketing and Retailing, International AgriBusiness and International Rural Development.

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/programme-course-paper/programme.cfm?prog_id=93422


Postgraduate Diploma in AgriScience

Institution:  Massey University

Qualification:  Post Graduate Diploma in AgriScience

Length of Programme: 1 year (two semesters)

Commencement: July 2014

The PostGraduate Diploma in AgriScience programme is offered in Agriculture and Horticulture. It can be made up entirely of taught papers, but it may include a supervised reported research component. It is suitable for people wanting to acquire advanced knowledge and skills; these can be focused in specialised subject areas, but they can also be across a broad range of subjects. Four endorsements are available: Agriculture, Horticulture, Equine, and Life Cycle Management.

The degree comprises papers in a wide range of specialist areas including Advanced Food and AgriBusiness Strategies, Dairy Production, Poultry Production, Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Advanced Farm and Horticultural Management, Advanced Soil Fertility, Integrated Pest Management, and Nutrient Management in Grazed pasture Systems.

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/programme-course-paper/programme.cfm?prog_id=93427


Master of AgriScience (Agriculture)

Institution:  Massey University

Qualification:  Master of AgriScience (Agriculture)

Length of Programme: 2 years

Commencement: July 2014

The MAgriScience (Agriculture) offers a wide range of research topics including animal science, pastoral science, crop science, soil science, weed science, agroforestry, agricultural systems and agricultural engineering.   Massey University has good research facilities which are available for use by postgraduate students. Dairy, sheep and beef and deer farms are located adjacent to the Palmerston North campus. In addition, a number of research facilities are also available, including the Pasture and Crop Research Unit, the Fertiliser and Lime Research Centre, the New Zealand Centre for Precision Agriculture and an ISTA-accredited seed testing laboratory.

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/programme-course-paper/programme.cfm?prog_id=93428


Master of Environmental Management

Institution:  Massey University

Qualification:  Master of Environmental Management

Length of Programme: 1-2 years

Commencement: July 2014

The Master of Environmental Management provides graduates with an academic and practical grounding in the growing need to protect the environment and use resources of land, water, soil, plants, and animals in a balanced and sustainable way.  The qualification offers specialist streams in Water, Land, Policy and Environmental Economics, and Environment and Society. It could therefore also fit within the priority theme of Renewable Energy.

Depending on the specialist stream undertaken by the student, papers available include Advanced Water Soil Management, Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Soil and Land Evaluation, Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emission Science, Energy Policy, Case Studies of Renewable Energy Systems, Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development, and a range of other relevant courses.

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/programme-course-paper/programme.cfm?prog_id=93418


Postgraduate Certificate in AgriBusiness

Institution:  University of Waikato

Qualification:  Post Graduate Certificate (AgriBusiness)

Length of Programme: 0.5 year (one semester)

Commencement: July 2014

The PostGraduate Certificate in AgriBusiness provides instruction in agricultural economics and management. The programme comprises a compulsory paper in International Agribusiness, as well as optional papers including Environmental and Economic Resources, Agribusiness Case Studies, Econometric Analysis, and 21st Century Logistics, as well as other related papers.

http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/education/qualifications/postgraduate/qualifications.asp?programme_code=PGCERT&Item=3&eyear=2009&student=2&header=


Postgraduate Diploma in AgriBusiness

Institution:  University of Waikato

Qualification:  Post Graduate Diploma (AgriBusiness)

Length of Programme: 1 year (two semesters)

Commencement: July 2014

The PostGraduate Diploma in AgriBusiness provides instruction in agricultural economics and management. The programme comprises papers in International Agribusiness and Logistics, Econometrics, and Marketing, as well as other related papers.

http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/education/qualifications/postgraduate/qualifications.asp?programme_code=PGDIP&Item=3&eyear=2011&student=2&header=

Master of Science (Technology)

Institution:  University of Waikato

Qualification:  Master of Science (Technology)

Length of Programme: 2 years

Commencement: July 2014

A MSc(Tech) is normally a two year coherent, advanced programme of study, which combines taught papers with an applied or industrial based research thesis or dissertation. The programme includes two papers on industrial technology and innovation. There is a focus on agricultural technology through strong collaboration with other research providers, including NIWA, AgResearch, Hort Research, Landcare.  These partnerships allow students to forge industry networks as well as gain hands-on experience by applying their research to practical agri-tech outcomes.

An example of a relevant taught course would be –

Ecohydrology – Ecohydrology is the interdisciplinary study of the interactions between water and ecosystems.  It views water, carbon and energy as essential ingredients for living systems, and recognises that ecosystems may modify the hydrological systems of which they are part.  This paper bridges the gap between hydrological soils, ecological and climate sciences.

http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/study/qualifications/msctech


Master of Management Studies (AgriBusiness)

Institute:  University of Waikato

Qualification:  Master of Management Studies (AgriBusiness)

Length of Programme: 18 months (three semesters)

Commencement: July 2014

Agribusiness combines all facets of business operations, and associated organisations that make up the agricultural sector. Successful agribusiness relies on the ability to understand the operation of competitive global markets, international marketing and the management of complex and extended supply chains.  An MMS in Agribusiness will enable students to build knowledge and business skills across the range of management capabilities that are relevant to the agricultural sector.

The Agribusiness MMS is an 18 month programme with compulsory papers in International Agribusiness, Agribusiness Case Studies and International Marketing.  Other papers include 21st Century Logistics. Students must write a dissertation or thesis.

http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/myweb/prescription/publications/common/subj.asp?pub=2&subject_code=AGRI&eyear=2013


Disaster Risk Management:

Master in Disaster Management

Institution:  University of Auckland

Qualification:  Master in Disaster Management

Length of Programme: 1 year (two semesters)

Commencement: July 2014

Risks from natural and man-made hazards are increasing for a number of reasons; population shifts and urban intensification, interdependencies of production and supply, pressures on infrastructure - all these create new societal vulnerabilities. The unexpected magnitude and frequency of hazards, as well as the uncertainties created by the effects of climate change and global warming, lead to an increased need to find new ways to protect societies. Managing and recovering from a disaster is a complex and demanding process that requires skills and expertise. Recent disasters have generated a need to gain expert and specialist knowledge for many professionals, including engineers, policy planners, urban designers, development experts, project managers, economists, scientists, health and social professionals. This highly relevant programme is designed to prepare people for careers and leadership roles in disaster management. This degree is designed to provide graduates with the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills required to underpin successful approaches to addressing the management of disasters in complex environments. It concentrates on key issues such as disaster resilience and risk management.

http://web.ece.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/about/news-events-and-notices/news/news/template/news_item.jsp?cid=572133

 
Postgraduate Diploma in Hazard and Disaster Management

Institute:  University of Canterbury

Qualification:  Post Graduate Diploma in Hazard and Disaster Management

Length of Programme: 1 year (two semesters)

Commencement: July 2014

This is a one year course of study corresponding to MSc Part 1 in Hazard and Disaster Management (see MSc in Hazard and Disaster Management). For entry into PGDip, students should have achieved a minimum of a B grade average.   Normally all postgraduate students must have15 points from 100 level STAT courses and 90 points from 300 level courses available in the BSc schedule or an equivalent Science degree or approval from the Programme Leader.

http://www.geol.canterbury.ac.nz/hdm.shtml


MSc in Hazard and Disaster Management

Institute:  University of Canterbury

Qualification:  Master of Science in Hazard and Disaster Management

Length of Programme: 2 years (four semesters)

Commencement: July 2014

The MSc degree in Hazard & Disaster Management has a similar format to that described for MSc in Geology. Normally all postgraduate students must have15 points from 100 level STAT courses and 90 points from 300 level courses available in the BSc schedule or an equivalent Science degree or approval from the Programme Leader. For entry into MSc Part I, students should have achieved a minimum of a B grade average. The programme of study for Part 1 includes four compulsory courses HAZM 401 (Introduction to Hazards and Disasters), HAZM 403 (Hazard and Disaster Investigation), HAZM408 (Special Topics) and HAZM 410 (Special Topics: Geological Risk Management) and four optional but related courses.
 
To proceed to MSc Part II (thesis) a B+ grade average is required in MSc Part I courses, an appropriate lecturer or research associate must agree to be supervisor, and a research proposal must have been written in conjunction with the supervisor and approved within the Dept.


Part 2 consists of a thesis on an individual investigation presented not more than 16 months after
enrolment for Part 2 of the degree if Honours are to be awarded. This time limit is extended to 24
months for students qualifying for the award of the MSc degree without Honours. Parts 1 and 2 are
weighted 1:2 in the final assessment of the degree though it is also a requirement that each of Parts 1 & 2 must be passed. MSc students must also present a seminar in the Department.

http://www.geol.canterbury.ac.nz/hdm.shtml

 
Master of Science (Technology)

Institute:  University of Waikato

Qualifications:  Master of Science

Master of Science (Technology)

Length of Programme: 2 years

Commencement: July 2014

An understanding of earth and ocean sciences is vital if we are to sustainably manage Earth’s energy, water, mineral, soil and coastal resources. The earth sciences are also the key to predicting and managing natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, tsunami, landslides and volcanic eruptions.

The MSc degree will add to students’ knowledge of techniques as well as providing training in specialist areas.  Students have the choice of a diverse range of papers from Coastal Oceanography and Coastal Sedimentation to Volcanic Processes and Hazards and Rock Slope Engineering. While developing research skills students will have the opportunity to contribute to existing areas of research or to begin to develop new areas. Research programmes exist across a wide range of disciplines, supported by the primary research interests of staff which include coastal processes and climate hazards; tsunami and storm surge prediction and mitigation; physical volcanology including caldera dynamics and explosive conduit-vent processes.

The MSc and MSc(Tech) are normally two-year programmes of study which combines taught papers with a research thesis in the second year. The MSc(Tech) includes two compulsory papers on industrial technology and innovation. Students will have the opportunity to undertake research with staff who are leaders in their field and will have the use of world-class laboratory facilities. For MSc students only, a 12 month Master of Science degree by thesis research may be available to students who have already completed a qualification such as a Bachelor of Science (Honours) or a Postgraduate Diploma.

An example of a relevant course would be :

Rock Slope Engineering – This paper considers rock mechanics within engineering geology, including the strength of intact rocks and rock joints; engineering geological hazards, slope stability modelling; and an applied site investigation project.

http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/study/qualifications


Renewable Energy:


Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology

Institution:  University of Auckland

Qualification:  Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology

Length of Programme: 1 semester

Commencement: July 2014

The Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology is a highly practical and applied qualification which has been designed to train participants in key aspects of developing geothermal energy fields. The course content draws on recent advances in technology and leading edge research and uses experts from academia and industry as lecturers and tutors. New Zealand has been at the forefront of geothermal research and training since the world’s first liquid-dominated high temperature geothermal power plant was installed at Wairakei, in the central North Island, more than 60 years ago. Today, there are more than 25 such systems operating in the country. More than 1450 students from more than 50 counties have graduated from The Geothermal Institute at The University of Auckland with a world recognised qualification; many of our graduates are now leaders in the geothermal industry world-wide. Students find the nine days on field trips a memorable experience and particularly beneficial.

http://www.engineering.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/for/futurepostgraduates/fp-study-options/fp-applying-for-a-postgraduate-certificate/pgcertgeothermtech
 

Master of Energy

Institution:  University of Auckland

Qualification:  Master of Energy

Length of Programme: 2 semesters

Commencement: July 2014
 

All students complete two core courses that give an overview of business (ENERGY 721) and technology (ENERGY 722) issues relevant to energy.  Students have a choice of completing a 90 point research thesis or a smaller 45 point research project. In both cases the project scope may include economic, environmental, regulatory and business issues, as well as technical matters. Students who choose the smaller 45 point research project also take an additional three 15 point elective courses. The courses allow the student to concentrate on a particular energy form such as wind or geothermal, to take additional business courses, or to focus on sustainability/policy issues.  Students may begin in the PGCert (Geothermal) program in semester 2 and progress to the MEnergy program in semester 1 of the following year if they gain a B average in their PGCert courses.

http://www.engineering.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/for/futurepostgraduates/fp-study-options/fp-admission-for-masters/master-of-energy



Postgraduate Diploma (Earth Sciences)

Institute:  University of Waikato

Qualification:  PGDip(Earth Science)

Length of Programme: 1 year (2 semesters)

Commencement: July 2014

The qualification enables science graduates to complete a postgraduate qualification in one year without committing themselves to the two years of study required for a Masters degree. Candidates must gain 120 points at 500 level or above with at least 90 points in their main subject, 30 points may be taken from a subject offered by another school or faculty.

http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/study/qualifications/certs-and-dips
 


Master of Science (Technology)

Institute:  University of Waikato

Qualifications:  Master of Science

Master of Science (Technology)

Length of Programme: 2 years

Commencement: July 2014

The MSc and MSc (Tech) degrees will add to students’ knowledge of techniques as well as providing training in specialist areas. While developing research skills, students will have the opportunity to contribute to existing areas of research or to begin to develop new areas. Research programmes exist across a wide range of disciplines, supported by the primary research interests of staff which include hydrothermal systems.

The MSc and MSc (Tech) are normally two-year programmes of study which combines taught papers with a research thesis in the second year. The MSc (Tech) includes two compulsory papers on industrial technology and innovation. Students will have the opportunity to undertake research with staff who are leaders in their field and will have the use of world-class laboratory facilities. A 12 month Master of Science degree by thesis research may be available to students who have already completed a qualification such as a Bachelor of Science (Honours) or a Postgraduate Diploma.

 

Note: The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has the right to make a final decision on the offering of scholarships. The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has the right to amend terms and conditions of New Zealand Aid Programme scholarships. Amendments will be posted on the website http://www.aid.govt.nz/ funding-and-contracts/ scholarships


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