New Zealand Scholarships - Tonga

The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to people from developing countries who are motivated to make a difference at home.

For more information about the scholarships programme click here.

Scholarship types and closing dates

Scholarship Type: New Zealand Pacific Scholarship 

Application deadline: 2015 closing date to be confirmed

Contact:
Government of Tonga Scholarships Office
Pahu
PO BOX 61
Nuku’alofa
Tongatapu
Kingdom of Tonga
Tel: +676 22 287
sptelefoni@tongaeducation.gov.to

Scholarship Type: New Zealand Regional Development Scholarship

Application deadline: 2015 closing date to be confirmed

Contact: As above

Scholarship Type: Short Term Training Scholarship

Application deadline: Short Term Training Scholarships are available throughout the year, lodge your application today.

Contact: As above

Scholarship Type: New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships

Application deadline: Contact your local nominating agency for details

Contact: Nominating Agencies

Qualification types

New Zealand Pacific Scholarships and New Zealand Regional Development Scholarship are available for the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree (3 – 4 years)
  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
  • Masters Degree (1 – 2 years)
  • PhD (3 – 4 years)

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate qualifications:

  • Masters Degree (1 – 2 years)
  • PhD (3 – 4 years)

Short Term Training Scholarships are available for the following qualifications:

  • Training Certificate (up to 12 months)
  • Internship/work experience programme (up to 12 months)
  • Graduate Certificate (up to 6 months)
  • Graduate Diploma (up to 12 months)

Eligibility

Candidates must meet all the scholarship eligibility criteria including:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing your scholarship.
  • Be a citizen of the country from which you are applying for a scholarship and have resided in that country for at least the last two years.
  • Agree to return to your home country for a minimum of two years on completion of the scholarship.

For full eligibility details check the eligibility criteria page

Preferences

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership qualities, and a commitment to the development of their home country.

Preference is also given to candidates who are 39 years of age or younger at the time of commencing their scholarship.

Preference will be given to candidates who apply to study in academic disciplines relating to one or more of the following:

Education:

  • Rural basic education, early childhood, primary and secondary education, disability education
  • Education administration, education management and leadership, education planning and curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, education planning, education research, special education, teacher training and upskilling
  • For information about some undergraduate qualification options click here.
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here

Private Sector Development (small business and tourism):

  • Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) development.
  • Tourism - Ecotourism, tourism management, tourism planning, tourism marketing
  • Business/private sector management and leadership, entrepreneurship, marketing, accountancy
  • Value chain development, , logistics & supply chain management, trade facilitation, economics/ applied economics, business finance, commerce.
  • For information about some undergraduate qualification options click here.
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here

Renewable Energy:

  • Solar, hydro engineering and wind energy, renewable energy distribution systems
  • For information about some undergraduate qualification options click here
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here

Transport:

  • Maritime transport, aviation, skilled trades

Agriculture Development (including fisheries):

  • Agri-business management, agricultural economics, agricultural systems and management, rural development, domestic supply chains and distribution
  • Biology, vegetable production, livestock/animal husbandry, crop management,  agricultural pest management
  • Fisheries, aquaculture.
  • Phytosanitary, bio-security, biotechnology, agricultural trade, 
  • Food production, food sciences/technology, post-harvest processing, food storage and packaging, food safety
  • For information about some undergraduate qualification options click here.
  • For information about some postgraduate qualification options click here

How to apply

  1. Check if you’re eligible.
  2. If yes, decide the type of institution and qualification that is right for you. For more information about studying in New Zealand visit www.studyinnewzealand.com
  3. Download and complete all sections of the New Zealand Scholarship application form or the Short Term Training Award application form or the New Zealand Regional Development Scholarship application form.
  4. Attach an up to date Curriculum Vitae
  5. Attach your IELTS or TOEFL certificate, if required (for more information or if you do not have a current IELTS or TOEFL certificate, please refer to FAQs
  6. Write and attach your two 500 word essays (as per the requirements detailed on the application form) and, for masters research and PhD candidates, your research proposal. 
  7. Obtain three references (as per the requirements detailed on the application form)
  8. Obtain certified copies of all required supporting documentation (as per the requirements detailed on the application form)
  9. Submit 2 copies of your completed application form, with all attachments and supporting documents by the deadline specified for the scholarship type you selected and send to the address noted at the top of this page.