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New Zealand Schools Scholarships (NZSS)


New Zealand Schools Scholarships (NZSS) 2020

Please note that the deadline date and time as displayed in the system is New Zealand time zone. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. 13 April 2020 ITC (Vietnam time).

The New Zealand Schools Scholarship is for middle and high school students from Vietnam to study at a selected New Zealand school for one year.  Future proof yourself for success with a New Zealand Education!  If you want to prepare for the future with one of the world's best education systems, then this scholarship is for you.  New Zealand schools offer a new way of learning and a wide range of subjects that will help you gain creativity and critical thinking for the future skills you want.

New Zealand's education system takes a high-quality, innovative teaching approach in a safe learning environment. Students enjoy personal attention from passionate teachers and a balance of theoretical and practical learning. Our schools encourage students to think creatively and independently, allowing every student to reach their potential. 

40 New Zealand Schools Scholarships are available for middle or high school students. Each He Tohu Hiranga scholarship provides a 50% subsidy on the full-year school tuition fees [four terms] of the first year of study. Scholars must study in New Zealand for a minimum of one school year (40 weeks/4 terms - not including holidays), commencing in Term 3 starting 20 July 2020 at the latest.

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    To apply, you must:

    • Currently be in Grade 8,9, or 10 in a Vietnamese middle school or high school, and
    • Be a legal citizen of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and
    • Be aged between 13 and 16 years at the time of application, and
    • Meet the requirements for GPA (from 8.0) and English (equivalent to IELTS 5.5), and
    • Be able to take up the New Zealand Schools Scholarship for a minimum of one school year (4 terms), commencing no later than 20 July 2020

    Value of the Award:

    He Tohu Hiranga (Excellence) Award

    This award provides a scholarship to the value of 50% of tuition fees for the first year of study.
    Applicants for He Tohu Hiranga award must have GPA 8.0, and English proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 5.5

    Selection Criteria:

    The scholarships will be awarded on academic excellence and merit of the expression of interest submitted by the applicant. The selection panel are looking for candidates who clearly demonstrate they are motivated to come to New Zealand to prepare themselves for their future. They have researched the benefits of a New Zealand education and know what they want to get out of it.

    Required Documents/Information:

    • Proof you are a Vietnamese national, e.g. screenshot of passport
    • A notarized copy of your school report for the 2018-2019 school year that shows your GPA
    • A notarized copy of your school report for the first semester of 2019 – 2020 school year that shows your GPA
    • English certificates (IELTS, or PTE Academic, or TOEFL iBT, or any relevant certificate showing your English capability)
    • Provide the name and contact details of your parent(s), guardian(s) or caregiver(s). We will contact them for you to take part in the scholarship programme if your application is successful. 
    • Provide the URL to a short video (max 90 seconds) that includes content, images and audio that introduce yourself, and why you think you are the right candidate to be awarded this scholarship

    Begin Accepting Applications Date:
    10 Jan 2020
    Deadline Date (NZST Time Zone):
    14 Apr 2020 4:59 AM