New Zealand Scholarships for Tuvalu students

The Government of New Zealand provides scholarships for Tuvalu students to study in universities and colleges in New Zealand. The scholarships are funded by the New Zealand government. An outline of how Tuvalu students can apply are given below. The information is taken from http://www.aid.govt.nz/

Overview

New Zealand Scholarships contribute to equitable economic growth and poverty reduction in your country. Through Scholarships for tertiary education and skills development, New Zealand contributes to a growing population of well-educated and highly-skilled people with the necessary abilities and qualifications to make a real and positive difference to their country and communities and who will generate and sustain economic growth for your country.

New Zealand Scholarships are offered in key priority subject areas that are jointly agreed with the Government of your country. Scholarships provide an opportunity for people to obtain qualifications at participating New Zealand universities and technical institutions.

Closing Dates
New Zealand Pacific Scholarships (NZPS) are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate study in New Zealand. NZPS applications are due by 30 April of each year.

New Zealand Regional Development Scholarhips (NZRDS) are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate study at a Pacific based tertiary institution. NZRDS applications are due by 30 April of each year.

Short Term Training Awards (STTA) are available for vocational and skills-based training in New Zealand for a period of less than one year. STTA applications are due by 30 April of each year.

 Priority Subject Areas
Scholarships are offered in specific subject areas that are relevant to the development needs and employment opportunities of your country. Scholarships are available for the following subjects:


  • Good governance, growth and stability of the economy
  • Public sector financial management
  • Social development including education and human resources
  • Falekaupule and Outer Islands
  • Private sector and employment
  • Natural resources, infrastructure  and support services
  • English language including training of English teachers

Qualification Types and Duration
The following types of qualifications are available under New Zealand Pacific Scholarships:

Diploma (1-2 years)
Bachelor (3-4 years)
Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
Masters (research and/or coursework) (1-2 years)
Doctoral (PhD) (3.5-4 years)
The following types of training are available under STTA:

Certificates (up to 1 year)
Diplomas (up to 1 year)
Work placements
Scholarships Available
The three Scholarship schemes available are:

Scholarship:

Number available:

For university study (undergraduate and postgraduate), apply for a NZPS

Up to 9 available annually

For university study (undergraduate and postgraduate), apply for a NZRDS

Up to 3 available annually

For shorter term workplace or vocational training apply for a STTA

Up to 3 available annually

For information about New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships, please contact the Secretary, Personnel and Training Department, Government of Tuvalu and for further information, see The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan website.

How to apply
For New Zealand Regional Development Scholarships:

Download the New Zealand Scholarships application form and complete all sections.
Gather all documents requested on the application form.
Send your completed application form and documents to the New Zealand High Commission in Suva [address below] by 30 April.
For Commonwealth Scholarships:

Apply for admission to one of the eight participating New Zealand institutions between 1 January and 30 April, using their usual application process for international students. Include a cover letter with your request for admission which advises the institution that you also intend to apply for a New Zealand Scholarship. Information about eligible institutions is available here.
Download the New Zealand Scholarships application form and complete all sections.
Gather all documents requested on the application form.

Once you receive admission to a New Zealand institution, send your completed Scholarship application form, letter of admission, and all other required documents to the Secretary, Personnel and Training Department, Government of Tuvalu, Office of the Prime Minister, Personnel and Training Division, Private Mail Bag, Vaiaku, Funafuti,Tuvalu.

For further information please contact:

Secretary of Personnel and Training
Personnel and Training Division
Office of the Prime Minister
Vaiaku
Funafuti, Tuvalu
Tel: +688 20103
Fax: +688 20819
Email: [email protected]

or

Siemai Patiale Apinelu
In-Service Training Officer
Personnel & Training Division
Office of the Prime Minister
Vaiaku
Funafuti, Tuvalu
Tel: +688 20110

or

Faga Semesi
Programme Coordinator
New Zealand High Commission
P O Box 1378
Suva
Tel: + 679 3311 422
Email: [email protected]



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