Other scholars from here experience and gain leadership skills and practical skills to share with each individuals country. The study program will relate to each applicant’s country’s human resource and development needs. After each student’s study, they will return home to make a positive difference in their home country.
Each student will study in English: Learning and living abroad in an English-speaking country will reinforce their English language skills. English is the most commonly spoken language and Te Reo Māori and New Zealand Sign Language are the official languages of New Zealand.
- Must be a citizen of one of the following territories: New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, and more.
- From the date of the application submission, the individual applying must have lived in the territory provided for approximately 2 years.
- Can not be a native of these countries: New Zealand, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, any European Union country, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or the United States of America.
- All applicants must be 18 years or older.
- Must have at least one year of full-time or two years of part-time work experience (paid, unpaid or voluntary) that relates to my career and/or my proposed training program.
An absolute requirement for each application is that they must submit these supporting documents with your application:
- A certified copy of the personal pages of a passport (or an alternative form of photo identification if an individual does not hold a passport).
- A current curriculum vitae (in English).
- A current job description stating the position title and outlining each responsibility and duty, if they are employed (in English).
- Certified copies of their academic transcripts and completion certificates (in English) for all qualifications they have completed or are completing (where applicable), including the grade assessment schedule used at each institution.
- Where available, certified copies of an International English proficiency test results, such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), from within the last 18 months.
- Evidence of completion of all primary education and at least three years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.
- Evidence of completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.
How to Apply
The first step is to Register for a New Zealand Scholarship account. Then, complete and submit your application before the closing date
Successful scholars from the Pacific receive:
- full tuition fees
- training-related costs
- a weekly allowance to cover basic living costs
The deadline is each Summer and Winter application closing date. The next one is the Winter closing date in November 2021.
This is an annual scholarship award.