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Please refer to our website at www.scholarships.gov.tt for further information
on the eligibility and selection criteria and for preparation and submission of an
All applicants must ensure that their transcripts are sent directly to the following
address and these must be received before the closing date of the scholarship.
DEADLINE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
MAY 30, 2013.
Ministry of Public Administration
(Scholarships and Advanced Training Division)
5th Floor National Library Building
Corner Hart and Abercromby Streets
Attention: Head, Selections Secretariat
Applicants who wish to hand deliver their transcripts
must ensure that this document is properly sealed by
the academic institution and submitted to the Selections
The Ministry of Public Administration, Scholarships and
Advanced Training Division can be contacted at 625-
6724; 623-7608 ext. 2064; 2070; 2097; 2093 or email
For Study Commencing September 2014
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago invites ONLINE
applications from nationals of Trinidad and Tobago for scholarships being
academic year commencing 2014.
To apply for this scholarship, applicants must:
a) Be citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. Permanent Residents are not
eligible to apply.
b) Be residing in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, preferably for at
least two (2) years prior to application.
c) Have been working in their country of citizenship, preferably for at
least two years prior to application.
d) outlining your responsibilities and duties, if employed.
e) Not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand
or Australia, or another developed country.
f) funding for one already commenced at the PhD or Master's level.
g) Provide proof of acceptance at an accredited academic institution
in New Zealand.
h) Satisfy the admission requirements of the New Zealand education
the English Language criteria.
i) Be in good health, both physically and mentally. A medical
j) Be available to commence their academic studies in New Zealand
by the start of the New Zealand academic year in February 2014.
k) Meet the age requirement as follows;
(i) Be between 18 and 45 years of age for persons not
employed in the Public Service
(ii) Be between 18 and 50 years of age for persons
employed in the Public Service
l) For master's degree:
An undergraduate degree with Second Class Honours (Upper
Division) or a minimum GPA of 3.00
For PhD degree:
An undergraduate degree with Second Class Honours; and relevant
(i) Be studying full-time at post-secondary level.
(ii) Be transferring from another tertiary scholarship (either in
New Zealand or Australia or in another country) to a
(iii) Hold, or have held, a New Zealand Government or Australia
Government scholarship in the 24 months preceding the
scholarship start date
(iv) Have been terminated from a New Zealand or Australian
Government scholarship previously
Once nominated by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the
New Zealand Commission will require nominees to provide the
want to gain from the proposed study and how this will contribute to
your current and/or future job.
(ii) A 500 word statement describing how your proposed area of study will
enable you to contribute to the social or economic development of
your home country.
(iii) A 500 word statement outlining your proposed research topic.
Information on additional requirements for this scholarship
programme can be accessed at the following link http://www.
universitiesnz.ac.nz/. Kindly ensure that you have read all the information
attached to the above mentioned link.
Applicants must ensure that two (2) Recommendations are submitted 'online' by
i. One must be an academic recommendation; and
ii. Recommendations must include a telephone contact number for the
ii. Recommenders must attest to the candidate's ability to perform and l
examples where applicable. They must also describe what contribution and
the likely impact the candidate will have on the institution/community/
Please ensure that your Recommenders sign, scan and upload their
recommendations to your online application.
Applicants must prepare and submit a Study Plan which explains in no more
than 500 words:
(i) The impact their studies will have on their institution/ community
(ii) Information on how the course of study relates to the existing
and future development needs of their institution, community or the
(iii) A description of how exposure gained from pursuing this course
of study could contribute to the development of the nation.
Please indicate clearly where the development need has been
into practice the knowledge and experience acquired through
C. SELECTION CRITERIA:
Applicants will be assessed and recommended for a scholarship based on the
I. Academic Merit;
II. Area of Study; as it links to the development of Trinidad and Tobago;
III. The likely development impact the applicant will have on completion
of studies; and
IV. The quality/content of the plan of study/research proposal.
V. Work Experience
VI. Interview- short-listed candidates will be interviewed to get a sense of
their maturity, commitment, adaptability, cultural awareness, and their
ability to complete the programme of study successfully.
Candidates must score a minimum of 50% at the interview in order to be
considered for the award of a scholarship.
examples where applicable. They must also describe what contribution
and the likely impact the candidate will have on the institution/
programme can be accessed at the following link http://www.
universitiesnz.ac.nz/. Kindly ensure that you have read all the
information attached to the above mentioned link.
Having an event you want included?
Send it to: What's On
By post: 22--24 St Vincent Street,
The Art Society of T&T celebrating its
70th anniversary, hosts Belle Eau
Venue: ASTT, Federation Park,
Port-of-Spain. Until May 25.
ParentingTT presents SHIFT, An
Empowerment Workshop Series on the
fourth Saturday of every month.
Session 1 is The Power of Creation
on May 25.
More info: 324-5830/664-1520 or e-mail:
Merry Tones Steel Orchestra's Learn To
Play Pan Course continues until July 27, at
10 am to noon, at the Merry Tones Pan
Complex, 1 Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin.
Cost of tuition: $150, and the programme
runs over two semesters, resuming in
Mosiac Art Classes with artist Kessa
Seale on June 9, 16 & 23.
More info: 754-0999 or e-mail
Time: 9 am--3.30 pm.
Latin Dance---exciting and easy to learn.
Improve health and have fun. In all districts,
More info: Greg (294-6065) after 5 pm, or
Kids Create! Art Class.
Time: 10 am--noon ages five--13; 12.30
pm--2.30 pm; Ages 13+ ($900 for term, or
$80 per class, inclusive of all supplies)---
Forms 4--6 portfolio and technique
development---Mon, Wed and/or Thurs 4--6
pm, ($1,200 per term or $125 per class).
More info: Tessa Alexander (745-6816), or
Venue: Blue Range, Diego Martin.
Best Start Class Exercise Testing and
Prescription for Pregnancy, learn how to
remain active and fit during pregnancy.
Adapt to your changing shape and how exercise
improves labour. Expecting moms and dads.
More info: 741-8907 or e-mail
Venue: 9 Hamilton Street, (first right after One
Woodbrook Place), Woodbrook.
Time: 5.30 pm--6.30 pm.
D'Vikash School of Dance is now recruiting and
registering dance students. No registration fee
required and classes are free.
Time: Wednesdays, from 6 pm--8 pm at the
Chaguanas Community Center; and Saturdays, from 1
pm--4 pm at the Central Sporting Arena. If you are in
the southland there is also a class on Friday, from 5
pm--7 pm, at the Rampersad Brothers Ranch.
More info: 757-7552
Freetown Foundation presents ongoing Guided
Belmont Heritage Tours. The hub of steelbands and
the birthplace of our Carnival culture. Guided three-
hour tours. Transport included, for minimum of three
people. Groups welcome. Refreshment included.
More info: Freetown Foundation at 359-2147/779-
9898 or e-mail email@example.com
Looking for a fun and educational place to visit?
Then the Niherst/NGC National Science Centre is
the place. Learn about turtles, fishes and more
Venue: Corner Piarco Old Road and Churchill
Roosevelt Highway, D'Abadie.
Time: 9 am--4 pm (Tuesday--Friday)
TIBS: Free Support Group for breastfeeding
mothers, mothers-to-be and families. Babies
welcome. Find out important facts about
breastfeeding, get answers to questions, help,
support and encouragement.
More info: 628-8234.
Venue: 8 Rust Street (off Maraval Road), St Clair.
Time: 11 am--1 pm
Best Start Class Breastfeeding 101: Wellness &
bonding. Soon-to-be papas and mamas, couples are
encouraged to attend.
More info: 741-8907 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: 9 Hamilton Street (behind One Woodbrook
Time: 5.30 pm--7.30 pm
Catherine Gordon Institute of Finishing Elements
presents Dare to Shine. Registration open.
Cost: $1,800 (includes training materials).
More info: 640-2765 or 678-3845
Venue: 15 Ninth Street West, De La Marre Avenue,
Hatha Yoga classes every Tuesday evening.
More info: 663-5973.
Venue: Riverside Hindu Temple, Narine Trace, Curepe.
Time: 5 pm.
Hatha Yoga classes help you spiritually, mentally
and physically. Also help with all ailments.
More info: 647-4712.
Venue: Bharat Singh Educational Institute, Seuradge
Trace, (opp National Store), Debe.
Time: 5.30 pm--7 pm (every Tuesday).
Planning to have a birthday with a difference...Then
the Niherst/NGC National Science Centre's Birthday
Package is for you.
Enjoy your party in a fully decorated (colours of your
choice) and air-conditioned house with access to the
Yapollo Play Park, Bouncy Castle, activities/exhibit
areas of the Science Centre and much more.
More info: 642-6112.
Whoever you are...Whatever point in your life
you're at...We're here for you. The Family Planning
Association---convenient and confidential...Rapid HIV
testing & counselling. Visit us at any of our clinics.
Venues: 79 Oxford Street, and 141 Henry Street, Port-
of-Spain (623-5169/4764); 6A Lord Street, San
Fernando (652-3065); and, 61 Bacolet Street,
Scarborough, Tobago (639-6892).
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