New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines



New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships

The New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to economic, social and political development within the ASEAN region.

The New Zealand Aid Programme provides scholarships for eligible postgraduate students from the Philippines to undertake development-related studies at a tertiary institution in New Zealand.

The awards are for full-time postgraduate study (i.e. postgraduate diplomas, master degrees and doctorates) undertaken in New Zealand.  An indicative allocation of 18 scholarships is made available for Filipinos who wish to obtain a postgraduate degree in New Zealand commencing in 2016.

Please visit:  for the most up to date information on scholarship eligibility criteria and benefits, priority sectors and frequently asked questions.



Application process

Anyone applying for a New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships must identify their desired course of study and provide evidence of an unconditional offer of a place at a participating tertiary institutions in New Zealand.

There is no deadline in applying for admission to your selected institution, but this needs to be done well in advance. Processing times vary, but you may need to allow up to two months for the institution to process your admission application. Once you have received an unconditional offer of admission from a New Zealand institution, include it with your scholarship application to reach the New Zealand Embassy by 31 July 2015.

Applicants should submit an original and a copy of the application form completed in English, with a copy of the letter of offer from a participating tertiary institution in New Zealand, directly to the New Zealand Embassy. PhD students must also include evidence of correspondence with a potential supervisor.



Applications should be addressed and sent to:

New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships
c/o New Zealand Embassy Manila
23rd Floor, BPI Buendia Center
360 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue
Makati 1272

For enquiries, please contact Hannah Walton-France, Aid Programme Manager on +63 2 8915358 or email:



Selection process

Applications are assessed and a shortlist is drawn up for consideration by a selection committee in Manila.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview as part of the selection process. The list of recommended candidates is submitted to a regional moderation committee for review and approval.



Indicative timetable


31 July

Deadline for applications (The embassy will not accept late and incomplete applications)

July – August

Formal screening and shortlisting
Panel interviews

August – September

List of recommended candidates submitted to the regional moderation committee


Final results and letters of offer sent to successful applicants

October - December

Pre-departure arrangements (visa application including undergoing required medical tests)



January - February

Pre-departure briefing and departure for New Zealand








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