This page has scholarship information specific to the Philippines for study in 2014. It should be read with the general information in the Scholarships section.
The New Zealand ASEAN Scholars awards empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to economic, social and political development within the ASEAN region.
The New Zealand Aid Programme provides scholarships for eligible postgraduate students from the Philippines to undertake development-related studies at a tertiary institution in New Zealand.
The awards are for full-time postgraduate study (i.e. postgraduate diplomas, masters degrees and doctorates) undertaken in New Zealand. An indicative allocation of 18 scholarships is made available for Filipinos who wish to obtain a postgraduate degree in New Zealand commencing in 2014.
The New Zealand-ASEAN Scholars awards are open to eligible candidates from the public, private and civil society sectors. This acknowledges the significant contribution of the private and civil society sectors to the country’s social and economic development, but also recognises the New Zealand Aid Programme’s objective of supporting the Philippine government to strengthen public service capacity.
The core focus of the New Zealand Aid Programme is sustainable economic development. The New Zealand ASEAN Scholars awards aim to contribute to the achievement of Philippine human resource development objectives, particularly in areas where New Zealand has recognised expertise. The fields of study under the programme must relate to the following themes:
Applicants will be selected on merit, including the development benefits of their proposed course of study. Not all the above themes can be addressed each year, but each year and over time attempts will be made to select candidates across a range of these themes.
Applicants who can demonstrate leadership qualities and potential for future leadership will be given preference. Priority will also be given to applicants who have demonstrated high academic standards, especially in their undergraduate degree.
Applicants must meet the following criteria before their applications are considered against the selection criteria, including any criteria specific to the Philippines. At the minimum, to be eligible under the programme, applicants from the Philippines must:
In addition, applicants must:
Anyone applying for a New Zealand ASEAN Scholars award must identify their desired course of study and provide evidence of an unconditional offer of a place at a participating tertiary institution in New Zealand.
There is no deadline in applying for admission to your selected institution, but this needs to be done well in advance. Processing times vary, but you may need to allow up to two months for the institution to process your admission application. Once you have received an unconditional offer of admission from a New Zealand institution, include it with your scholarship application to reach Bato Balani by 15 July 2013.
Applicants should submit an original and a copy of the application form completed in English, with a copy of the letter of offer from a participating tertiary institution in New Zealand, directly to the Bato Balnai Foundation. PhD students must also include evidence of correspondence with a potential supervisor.
Applications should be addressed and sent to:
New Zealand ASEAN Scholars awards
c/o Bato Balani Foundation, Inc.
6th Floor, PDCP Bank Centre
Rufino corner Leviste Streets
Salcedo Village, Makati City
For enquiries, please contact Reina Lino, NZAS Programme Administrator of Bato Balani Foundation Inc., at email address firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone number (632) 892 5462.
Applications are assessed and a shortlist is drawn up for consideration by a selection committee in Manila. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview as part of the selection process. The list of recommended candidates is submitted to a regional moderation committee for review and approval.
|15 July||Deadline for applications (The embassy will not accept late and incomplete applications)|
|July – August||Formal screening and shortlisting|
|August – September||List of recommended candidates submitted to the regional moderation committee|
|October||Final results and letters of offer sent to successful applicants|
|October - December||Pre-departure arrangements (visa application including undergoing required medical tests)|
|January - February||Pre-departure briefing and departure for New Zealand|