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New Zealand Government Scholarship for
High School

New Zealand government scholarships exclusive to
Vietnamese high school students.

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Discover how New Zealand teachers could change your future

The New Zealand Schools Scholarships (NZSS) are offered by the New Zealand government exclusively to Vietnamese secondary school students. Thirty-six secondary schools across New Zealand will provide support for talented Vietnamese students who wish to discover the country’s future-focused and quality education. All 36 schools joining the programme are highly regarded institutions, providing Vietnamese students with a great range of choices across New Zealand's diverse regions. 

There are 2 types of awards on offer:

He Tohu Hiranga (Excellence) Scholarship

Covers 50% tuition fee of the first year of study. One of the scholarship winners will be selected to offer 100% tuition fee of the first year of study. Requirements: GPA 8.5, IELTS 6.0 (or PTE 50; or TOEFL iBT 70; or for Cambridge students: IGCSE programme - English as Second Language subject’s grade B, or FCE score above 169)

He Tohu Awhero (Ambition) Scholarship

Covers 30% tuition fee of the first year of study. Requirements: GPA 8.0, IELTS 5.5 (or PTE 42; or TOEFL iBT 54; or for Cambridge students: IGCSE programme - English as Second Language subject’s grade C, or FCE score above 160)

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Choose schools

Select up to three schools to apply for. We recommend choosing schools from a range of New Zealand regions to increase your chance of a successful scholarship application.

Prepare your application

Create a video highlighting why you should receive an NZSS scholarship. You will also need to supply your academic and English results.

Submit your application

Applications open 1 Mar 2019 and close 14 Apr 2019.

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Student stories

Matthew Le Auckland Grammar School

What impressed me most about this prestigious school is how the school places more emphasis on cooperation than competition. Therefore, students can focus more on helping each other through debate, discussion in the lessons under the guidance of teachers, which makes the whole experience at the school more memorable. a lot of. As a result, students begin to learn more confidently with their knowledge, and always feel that someone is ready to support them, including teachers and classmates.

Quang Huy (Matthew) | Year 13
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The school has a wide range of subjects for her to choose from, Art Drawing, Art Design to Photography and Drama. In addition, students also have the opportunity to dance class in subjects that they study well, such as Math. The content of the courses is very deep and I can also practice theoretical content such as participating in a Business Challenge and Market Day. The teaching style here is very comfortable; My teachers are very friendly and willing to help me anytime.

Sophie Luong | Year 12
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My classes are fun because I like the subjects I have chosen. The host family is very good to me. They speak English very clearly and slowly to make sure they understand them. I really love the host family because they make me feel like a part of the family.

Nguyễn Hương Ly (Lisa) | Year 11
Anthony from Vietnam

At Pakuranga school, teachers teach me how to work more effectively, develop a richer imagination, I also have the opportunity to practice instead of just learning theory. Teachers always make lessons more fun and lively, so I don't feel bored. The best thing about living and studying in New Zealand is that you experience a balanced lifestyle. I think this helps a lot for young people like me, this is the period of life that I need to learn, participate in, experience to prepare to become an adult.

Anthony Đào (Đào Thế Anh) | Year 12

Teachers always encourage them to present their views and explore different ways to make their points convincing. New Zealand's teaching method and approach to problems have helped her become a better thinker. Because I am allowed to choose subjects for myself, I believe that my time and effort are used appropriately on what will benefit me in the future. I really like the relaxed environment of New Zealand, as well as the beauty, freshness and serenity of this country.

Phạm Nguyễn Hạnh Ngân (Rose) | Year 12
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