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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

China and Australia announce more Scholarships for Pacific Students

Students from Pacific Islands will have more chances to study in Australia and China. Students from Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that Pacific islands will be given extra scholarships to study in Australia as part of an effort to build stronger links with the region.

Australia is also playing up its strong cultural links with the Pacific, including a new Church Partnerships Program to encourage churches to work together, as well as the scholarships for students to study in Australian secondary schools

Meanwhile,  China is also provided grant aid of $70  million and providing to the Pacific 2, 500 scholarships to study in China, bulk of it will be PNG because of our population and the size of the country,” said Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

 “These are unique opportunities- these are people who are supporting our kids to be educated, so let’s take advantage of it.” Mr. O'Neill said.

The details of the scholarships will be available soon.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Chinese Student VISA

China is becoming one of the study destinations for International Students. In order to study in China, you as an international student will require Chinese Student VISA. Here is the Visa information for study in China

The Chinese Student VISA comes is a main category called  X-visa which is issued to the students who have been admitted by recognized Chinese universities, colleges or schools. Student Visa is subdivided into two types, X1 and X2.  X1 Visa is issued for students who come to china to study for more than 6 months and X2 Visa is issued for students who come to China for studies like short courses which takes a period less than 6 months. 

General required document to get Study Visa

1.Applicant must hold original passport valid at least six months and have at least two blank page

2. Passport size picture

3.Original  approved student Visa Application Form JW201 or JW202 

4.Original Admission Letter from Chinese university, school or college.

5.Original completed Medical Examination Form, this form must have a hospital stamped, and physician signature. 

All required documents listed above must be personal submitted to Chinese embassy or consulates in your country. A travel agency or visa agency would act on your behalf in case you are not able to submit documents personally. Note that Application Form, Medical Examination Form can be obtained from Chinese embassy or consulate in applicant country or downloaded online from Chinese embassy or consulate website. Medical Examination Form also can download from our website at Health Check Form

Normally student Visa takes 5 - 10 working days after submission off all required documents, but students must be aware of that Chinese Embassy working and off duty hours, especially festival schedule, during Chinese Festival and applicant’s country festival, Chinese Embassy will be closed for some days. X Visa fee depends on the country where a student is applying from, all information regarding visa fee could be obtained from Chinese embassy or consulate. The best time to apply for Chinese study visa is 1-2 months before travel date, this help applicant to avoid unforeseen problems which may occur during visa application process, Much earlier or late to submit application, the Chinese embassy may reject it to process .


New Zealand Student Visas

Saturday, April 7, 2018

New Zealand Student Visas

New Zealand is one of  the top study destinations in the world today. Thousands of International students go to study in New Zealand's top rank universities. New Zealand also offers prestigious Scholarships  for people from developing countries to study in New Zealand and the Pacific. Those scholarships foster and build potential leaders, as well as equipping individuals with skills and knowledge to benefit their home country. Many students  study with students and lecturers from around the world, and build life-long connections to New Zealand and a global network of leaders and high achievers.

Coming to New Zealand for studies require Student VISAs. That is anyone enrolling as an international student on a course of study lasting three months or more in New Zealand must apply for a student visa.

On this post, we outline questions that many international students ask /inquire while seeking Student VISA's information for studies in New Zealand.

What visa will I need to study?
If the course you want to study is no more than three months long, and you hold an NZ visitor’s visa, then you do not need to get a student visa to study. If your course is due to take three months or longer to complete, you will need a student visa.

Is there an age limit?
There are no age limits to getting a student visa in New Zealand.

Can I still get a student visa if I’ve already used my working holiday visa for New Zealand?
Yes. The student visa and working holiday visa schemes are separate from one another.

Can I work on a student visa?
Once you are in New Zealand you can apply for a Variation of Conditions to your visa, which will allow you to work up to 20 hours a week during term and the holidays.

How much does the visa cost?
Student visa applications from the UK currently cost £140, plus a service fee of £19. Fees are subject to change, so please check before making your application.

How do I apply?
Complete the Application To Study In New Zealand form, which is available from the INZ website  Follow the instructions at the front carefully. The application should 
be lodged at the New Zealand Visa Application Centre in your country  or apply online :  .

What do I need to apply?
The full requirements are listed at the front of the Application To Study In New Zealand form but an outline list of documents is as follows:

  • A valid passport
  • A completed application form
  • The application fee
  • Two recent passport-sized photos    
  • An unconditional offer of place to study at a university in New Zealand
  • Receipt showing payment of one year’s tuition fees (provided that your visa application has been approved in principle)    
  • Guarantee of accommodation
  • Evidence of sufficient funds for maintenance, via a letter or bank statement, or completed Financial Undertaking form (INZ 1014)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to purchase an outward ticket.

Will I need to provide any character documents?
All applicants for New Zealand visas need to be of good character. This generally means you have no criminal convictions. If you have convictions or if you intend on remaining in New Zealand for more than 24 months you will need to provide police clearances from each country for which you have citizenship. You will also need to provide police clearances for every country you have lived in for five years or more since you turned 17.

Will I need to provide any health documents?
In order to be eligible for a visa for New Zealand you must have an ‘acceptable standard of health’. In order for INZ to check this you may be asked to provide a medical and/or x-ray certificate. As an international fee-paying student, however, you do not need to provide any medical documents at the point of application unless the student visa application form (INZ 1012) or the student visa guide (INZ 1013) specifically indicates that you should. If INZ requires a medical or chest x-ray during assessment, 
a visa officer will be in touch to request this from you directly.

Can I take my partner with me?
It is not possible to add your partner to your student visa as a dependant. Your partner will need to apply for their own visa to be in New Zealand if he or she wishes to work or study. They have the option of applying for a work visa as the partner of a student who is either:

i) Studying for a qualification in an area of absolute skill shortage, as specified in the Long Term Skill Shortage List, or

ii) Studying for a postgraduate qualification.

If your course of study does not fall into either of these categories, your partner will need to apply to be in New Zealand of their own accord, for example under the Working Holiday Scheme, the Essential Skills Visa or the Skilled Migrant Category.  Please see the New Zealand Visas for Partners and Families page for more information.

How long does a visa take to get?
Immigration New Zealand recommends you allow between four and six weeks for student visa processing.

How soon can I travel to New Zealand once I get my visa?
The visa is valid immediately upon issuing, so once you have your visa you can use it to enter New Zealand.

How long will my visa last?
The visa is valid for the duration of your course if it is up to 12 months long, or for the academic year for courses that are longer than a year.

Can I apply for another visa when my course finishes?
Yes. If you meet policy, you may apply for residence or for another temporary visa. For information about other visa options, please visit

What are my obligations?
You must hold comprehensive health insurance for the duration of your stay, as only residents and holders of two year or longer work permits are eligible for publicly funded health and disability services. You also have a legal obligation to be in New Zealand on a valid permit at all times. If you fail to remain in New Zealand lawfully you may be declined a visa to travel to the country in the future.

All information is correct at the time of going to press but is subject to change. Please check INZ’s website for the most up-to-date information, at


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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Australian Student VISA

If you are planning to study in Australia, one of the prerequisites for coming to Australia is, you must have an Australian Student VISA. Australian Student VISA has several classifications.

Student visa (Subclass 500)

This type of VISA includes the following.

  • independent ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students)
  • schools (primary and secondary)
  • secondary school exchange program
  • vocational education and training (VET)
  • higher education
  • postgraduate research
  • non-award courses
  • international students sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs or Defence.

Visitor Visa (Subclasses 600, 601, 651)
This type of VISA includes the following: 
  • Maximum 3 months study.
  • Intention to visit Australia is genuine.
  • Meet health and character requirements.
  • Sufficient money to support yourself during stay in Australia.
Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417 and 462)
This type of VISA includes the following: 
  • Maximum 4 months study.
  • Aged 18 to 30 years and hold an eligible passport.
  • Principal purpose to holiday in Australia.
  • Enter or remain in Australia as a genuine visitor.
  • Meet health and character requirements.
  • Sufficient funds for airfares and personal support for stay in Australia.
Student Guardian (Subclass 590)
This type of VISA includes the following
  • Provides for certain persons to reside with a student in Australia, where the student requires a guardian, ie: the student is under 18 years of age.
  • Study up to 3 months or study ELICOS for 20 hours per week for duration of visa.
  • Meet Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement.
  • Sufficient funds for airfares and living costs.
  • Meet health and character requirements.
  • Acceptable health insurance.
Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) 

This type of VISA includes the following: 

  • This visa allows eligible international students who have completed an Australian education to stay in Australia to gain work experience.
  • You can work in Australia for a period of 18 months and up to 4 years, depending on your qualification.
  • This visa does not restrict the type of work you may do or the number of hours you may work.
  • Applications for this visa must be made in Australia and you must hold an eligible student visa in the last 6 months.
  • You must meet Australian study, English proficiency, health insurance, health and character requirements.
  • You must meet the specific requirements of the stream in which you are applying for this visa.

How to apply for any of the Australian Student VISAs mentioned above.

Australia introduced a simplified student visa framework (SSVF) on July 1st 2016. Under the SSVF all visa applications by international students and education agents are processed online by creating an account online. 

If you are an International students applying for an Australian Student VISA, you can create an online account and apply. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

26 Tongan Students receive New Zealand Government scholarships

Twenty-six Tongan students will be pursuing further studies overseas with tertiary scholarships from the New Zealand government.

Twenty-one scholars have been accepted into New Zealand universities and six scholars will study at the University of the South Pacific or the Fiji National University.

Acting New Zealand High Commissioner, Nick Hurley, hosted a reception this week to celebrate the students’ achievement and to welcome home returning alumni.

Hurley congratulated the scholarship winners and encouraged them to “seize this opportunity. Be bold. Be brave. Challenge yourself. Remember always that you are ambassadors for your family, for your village, for Tonga.”

The 2018 King Tupou VI Coronation Scholarship recipient was also announced as Maletino Taumu’alelei ‘I Loyala Mafi, of Houmakelikao, Ma’ufanga.

The Coronation Scholarship is offered annually to the Dux of Tonga High School.

Mafi is the second recipient of this prestigious scholarship.

The Guest Speaker, Penisimani Fifita, Minister of Education congratulated the scholars on their achievements and encouraged them to aim for excellence in their studies, not simply a pass grade. He reminded them that the funding they received was a privilege and urged the students to study hard to respect the honour of their selection.

King Tupou VI Coronation Scholarship recipient, Maletino Mafi, gave an inspirational speech, reminding the other scholars going to study in New Zealand and Fiji that hard work and determination are needed to successfully meet their goals.

That theme was underlined in the remarks by one of the returning alumni, Annelise Halafihi, who offered advice on perseverance in the face of challenges in an unfamiliar environment, drawing on her own personal experience.

The 26 New Zealand scholarship recipients will be studying qualifications from bachelor levels through to master degrees and PhDs across a broad range of subjects from health sciences, information technology, accounting, business, energy, medicine, environmental management, engineering, aviation, commerce, economics and maritime law.

Scholarships are awarded with the intention that the knowledge and skills of an individual will enrich Tonga and their communities following their completion of study and return to Tonga. The New Zealand Government invests over NZ$3 million in tertiary scholarships annually for Tongan citizens to study in New Zealand or in the Pacific Region.

The New Zealand Pacific Scholarships and New Zealand Regional Development Scholarships are funded through the New Zealand Aid programme.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

How to apply to study in Australia

Australia is one of the world's top destinations for foreign students to get decent education. Australia offers variety of  world standard academic  programmes for international students.  The following outlines how you can apply to study in Australia. Australian  Scholarships are also available for international students who wish to study in Australia.

To study in Australia you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government. You can also apply for different scholarships to fund your studies while you are in Australia.

There are  number of steps you must go through including (details of each of the following will be outlined in our next post):
  • Deciding on your preferred course and institution.
  • Submitting your application to the institution.
  • Receiving and accepting a Letter of Offer.
  • Receiving your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE).
  • Applying for your student visa.
There is a range of entry requirements that you will need to meet both for you institution application and your visa application. This can include:
  • Academic requirements.
  • English language requirements.
  • Evidence of funds to support your study.
  • Overseas student health cover.
If you're already living or working in Australia, you may still be able to apply to study here as an international student. Education agents in your home country can also help you with applying to study in Australia.

There are some Australian Scholarships available, check this website or go to Australian Scholarships

In our next post, we will detail the processes of each of the processes outlined above. Please do subscribe using the subscribe form available on the sidebar for alerts.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

How to apply for Australian Awards Scholarships

Today, we here at are delighted to provide some scholarships tips for studies in Australia. For now ,we look at Australian Scholarship Awards.

The Australian Scholarships Awards are prestigious scholarships provided by the Australian Government  to eligible international students. The Scholarship comes in different categories and students can study in many fields of study.  These are Open and Public categories. These Scholarships are FREE and come with many benefits and as such, they are one of the competitive scholarships in the world.

Study Programs 
i. Diploma courses (Diploma and Advance Diploma course duration range from a year to 2.5 years maximum full time study) – limited quota available for People with a Disability and their carers only.
ii. Bachelor degree courses (the maximum duration of study permitted for a Bachelor degree is four years) – limited quota available, highly competitive.
iii. Master (course work & research) degree courses – the majority of scholarships are available for postgraduate coursework programs i.e. Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters. (The maximum duration for a Master degree program is two years)
iv. Post Doctorate Degree (PhD) programs – prioritised for applicants currently employed in Higher Education and Research Institutes. (The maximum duration for a PhD is four years. Limited Quota

Below are some tips when making an application for the Australian.

Before you can apply you must first check you have met the eligibility criteria.

It is important to check whether you are eligible to apply for the scholarship. If you are eligible, proceed onto lodging your application following the following steps.

Applying for the Scholarship
There are two accepted application processes for submitting an application; Electronic Online applications sent via email and Soft copy USB applications sent through courier mail. Hard copy applications are not encouraged. Late applications will not be considered.
It is imperative that all applicants provide a reliable email address, as all notifications will be communicated via email. Please check your country’s specification on this scholarships application process.

What you need to attach with your application.
Make sure to attach all your academic transcripts, recommendation letters, CVs, Research proposals if you are applying for Masters and Doctoral programs. See country specification in your country.

Scholarship Announcements
Usually, the scholarship announcements for both opening and closing dates are made in the local media or the official Australian Awards Websites in your country. Consult your countries Australian Awards agents or their websites.  Check details on Australian Awards

Saturday, March 4, 2017

IELTS for Scholarship Applications

Almost all scholarships  available around the world require IELTS as one of the requisites. However, Scholars from English speaking nations may be exempted from taking the test. Before we look at the processes of taking a IELTS, lets  look at what IELTS is?

What is IELTS?

IELTS is  the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.

IELTS is recognized by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

Where to get IELTS

IELTS is jointly managed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia. IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment. Usually, IELTS services  are available in all the countries. Make sure to check out  schools or organisations in your country  that are affiliated to provide the IELTS service.  You can also do IELTS online, simply search for genuine websites that provide the service. One site you can do IELTS is here or visit this official webisite IELTS

How to apply 
Before taking the IELTS, you must prepare well. This is because the scholarship providers will require certain  requirements on your  IELTS results. If you fail to meet that requirements with your IELTS result, you scholarship application may not be successful.

Below are three quick steps on how you can apply for  IELTS.
1. First find a IELTS provider in your country
2.. Pay their fees and register
3. Take the IELTS.
Note: You can also register online and take the test. You may be required to  pay certain fees for the test.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Scholarships Awards for Tongan Students

There are several scholarships that available for students from Tonga. These scholarships are provided by local government, Business, Churches and foreign Government.

Tongan students study in different fields of study. Below are some scholarships in different fields where Tongan students are eligible to apply.  Check out scholarships in:
Furthermore, Tonga receives international scholarships from foreign countries. Below are list of scholarships available for Tongan students.

  • Australian Scholarships
  • Canadian Scholarships
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Japanese Scholarships
  • Korean Scholarships
  • New Zealand Scholarships
  • North America
  • Pacific
  • Scholarships for Africa
  • Singapore
  • UK Scholarships
  • USA Scholarships

  • There are other scholarships that are available for Tongan students. Simply search this website using the search box.

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