Deadline approaches for scholarships from three countries

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, APRIL 16TH2012 (CUOPM)-An appeal is being made by the Office of the Prime Minister for nationals of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis to apply for scholarships being made available by Australia, the Republic of China (Taiwan), New Zealand and Cuba.

The Human Resource Department of the Office of the Prime Minister said application forms should be submitted by the end of this month.

Photo shows the first group of St. Kitts and Nevis students to study in the Republic of Cuba with St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas and the Federation’s Jamaica-based Non-Resident Ambassador to Cuba, His Excellency Mr. Cedric Harper. (Photo by Erasmus Willliams)

The Embassy of 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 Taiwan scholarships include a monthly stipend and a round trip airfare.

Additional information can be obtained at websites or https:/ Application forms are available at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government Headquarters, Church St., Basseterre or the Taiwanese Embassy at Taylor’s Range, Basseterre.

Deadline for submission of applications to the Embassy of the Republic of China is Monday, April 30, 2012.

The two scholarships being offered by the Government of New Zealand on behalf of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission of the United Kingdom are to commence from February2013.

The scholarships are available at the PhD and Masters level and prospective applicants should submit applications by Friday, April 27th 2012.

Further information can be obtained by emailing: by contacting the Human Resource Management Department at 467-1323 or467-1036.

Applications also close on April 30, 2012 from persons interested in pursuing Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Australia commencing January 2013.

Nationals of CARICOM member states, Cuba and the Dominican Republic are also eligible to apply for the scholarships.

This criteria is accessible at

An outline of courses at varying universities are accessible at and

Interested persons can also visit or telephone 1-868-822-5482 for additional information.

The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba said scholarships from the Caribbean nation will soon be announced through the Human Resource Department in the Office of the Prime Minister.

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