The New Zealand Government provide scholarships for Pacific countries. Tonga receives these scholarships every year. Tongan students who are interested in this scholarships can apply.
There are different types of New Zealand Government Scholarship offered to Togan students .
The first one is the New Zealand Pacific Scholarships (NZPS): These scholarships are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students from Tonga to study in New Zealand. NZPS applications are due by 31 May of each year (please note there is a pre-applicaition process).
The second one is the New Zealand Regional Development Scholarships (NZRDS). These scholarships are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate study at a Pacific based tertiary institution. NZRDS applications are due by 31 May of each year (please note there is a pre-application process).
The third one is the Short Term Training Awards (STTA): These scholarships are available for vocational and skills-based training in New Zealand for a period of less than one year. STTA applications can be made at any time of the year.
New Zealand offer this scholarships in Tonga's development priority areas. These includes:
Economic development including economics, marketing, management, money and finance, resource management, engineering, planning, agriculture, forestry and environmental studies
Education including education administration, curriculum development, teacher education, assessment and evaluation
Governance including public policy and administration, financial management, economics, auditing, monitoring and evaluation, social policy, social work and community development.
Under this Scholarship, Tongan students can study to obtain the following qualifications.
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)
How to apply
Usually, the scholarships announcements are published in the Tonga media begining of every year.
If you require further information, contact the following personel.