HOW TO: New Zealand scholarship process for Filipinos - Noah Luchansky
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New Zealand Scholarships are prestigious scholarships for international students from developing countries to study in New Zealand and the Pacific. Our scholarships foster and build potential leaders, as well as equipping individuals with skills and knowledge to benefit their home country.
Studying with a New Zealand Scholarship is a great opportunity for personal and academic growth, unique experiences and career development. Our network of scholars go on to make a difference in government, business, NGOs and local community.
You’ll 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.
Here are the steps on how to apply for a scholarship in New Zealand.
Step 1: Confirm your eligibility
Before you start your application you will need to check your eligibility through the online eligibility test (external link). If you are eligible, you will be given a personal eligibility number and you can use this to apply for a scholarship.
At this stage, you will also need to decide the type of institution and qualification that is right for you. For more information, please click on our Frequently Asked Questions. For information about studying in New Zealand visit www.studyinnewzealand.com (external link).
Step 2: Create a RealMe login
Once you have confirmed your eligibility for a scholarship, you will to create a RealMe login (external link) to apply. You will use this login any time that you want to access your online Scholarship application, and can also use the same login for a range of other New Zealand Government service, including applying for a Student Visa through Immigration New Zealand if you are successful in being awarded a Scholarship. You will need your reference number in order to start your application form – so please make a note of it at the end of your eligibility checklist.
Step 3: Register with NZ Scholarships online
You will need to register with New Zealand Scholarships online (external link) before you can submit your application. To do this you will need to provide us with a few basic details such as your name and email address. This is also where you will need to provide the eligibility reference number from step one above.
Step 4: Complete your application
You will now be able to complete your application (external link), and apply for any open Scholarship intake in your country. You can also update your contact details at any time should they change, which will help us to get in touch with you regarding your application(s) if needed. Please note that you will need to scan your academic transcripts to upload onto the application portal. You can add one attachment for each of your qualifications. They must be either Word, PDF or JPEG. The shortlist will be confirmed several months after the application deadline has been reached.
All applications may be subject to aptitude testing. You will be notified if applicants from your country will be required to undertake aptitude testing.
If you are successful in reaching the shortlist, you will be required to provide the following official documentation:
1. One of the following:
Verified copy of passport
Verified copy of birth certificate
Verified copy of other official government issued ID
2. Verified copies of relevant academic transcripts
3. Verified copies of relevant completion certificates
4. Contact details of most recent employer + two most relevant other employers – does not apply to School Leaver applicants
5. A non-verified copy of an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) which will be verified by MFAT online using the TRF Verification Service OR an original copy of a TOEFL test result form. Whichever is provided must have been completed in the last 24 months. There will be an opportunity for native English language speakers to provide alternative evidence of their proficiency.
That's it! If you pass all these screening process, you might be able to study in New Zealand for free.
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