In an attempt to ensure that as many citizens as possible take full advantage of these academic opportunities an appeal is being made for all qualified persons here to apply for scholarships being made available by Australia, the Republic of China (Taiwan), New Zealand and Cuba.
The Republic of China (Taiwan) is offering two Mandarin Enrichment Scholarships and four Ministry of Foreign Affairs Taiwan Scholarships.
The scholarships in Mandarin are for one-year duration at the Mandarin Training Center and those offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs include a four-year undergraduate programme or a two-year master’s programme or a four year doctoral programme.
The scholarships include a monthly stipend and a round trip airfare.
According to local officials, the deadline for submission of applications to the Embassy of the Republic of China is Monday, 30th April, 2012.
Two scholarships are also being offered by the Government of New Zealand on behalf of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission of the United Kingdom and these are to commence from February 2013.
Applications also close on April 30, 2012 from persons interested in pursuing Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Australia commencing January 2013.
An official from the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba said scholarships from the Caribbean nation will soon be announced through the Human Resource Department of the St. Kitts and Nevis Government.