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#4170 Min Education & Training Scholarships 4-31 Oct 2017



The Ministry of Education and Training is pleased to invite applications for the 2018 intake of the Tonga Study Awards, funded by the Government of Tonga. Under the TSA Programme, scholarships are available for study either in the region or New Zealand, depending on where a particular course is offered.

Successful applicants awarded a TSA scholarship must return and work in Tonga upon completion of their study programmes at the Ministry, agency or institution to which the scholarship is attached for the period specified in the Government of Tonga Scholarship bond.

Scholarships are tenable in following subjects:

NON - TEACHING (21 awards)

TEACHING (14 awards)

  • Bachelor of Agriculture (1);
  • BEd/BSc Maths & IT (1)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) (1)     
  • BA/BSc IT (1)
  • BCom/BA HRM (5) 
  • BEd/BCom GCED Accounting (1)
  • BCom (Strategic Management) (1) 
  • BEd/BSc GCED Physics (1)
  • Bachelor of Laws (2)
  • BEd/BSc Maths & Science (1)
  • BCom Accounting (Risk Management) (1) 
  • BEd /BA Home Economics (1)
  • BA (Public/Business Administration) (1)
  • BEd/BA TVET (1)
  • BA (Quality Management) (1) 
  • MSc IT. (1)
  • BA (Statistics/Ecotourism) (1)
  • BEd Maths & Economics (1)
  • BA/BCom Applied Economics (1) 
  • BEd Music (1)
  • MBBS (1)
  • BEd Economics (1)
  • Bachelor of Medical Imaging Science (1) 
  • BEd/BA IT (3)
  • BE (Biomedical Engineering) (1)
  • Bachelor of Surveying (1)
  • Bachelor of Construction Engineering (1)
  • Master of Management Studies (Strategic Management) (1)

There are a limited number of scholarships available. Selection will be based on merit taking into account the relevance of proposed study to Tonga’s development needs, academic achievement, work experience, and in accordance with eligibility criteria that the National Scholarship Committee has set. Please ensure you meet the criteria before applying. Current Form 6 students are not eligible. Current Form 7 and recent school leavers with strong leadership abilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit independent applications directly to the preferred institutions (mentioned in the Information Leaflet attached to the Scholarship Application Form) for their chosen programme of study at the same time as applying for the scholarship. Applications must include an offer of place, even a conditional offer of place OR evidence of an application for admission to an appropriate course of study in the preferred institutions. Before accepting the offer of a scholarship, the applicant must provide evidence of acceptance into an appropriate course of study.

Application forms are available from the Scholarship Unit, Ministry of Education and Training Head Office, Vuna Road; Vava’u High School; Ha’apai High School; ‘Eua High School; Niuatoputapu High School; and Niuafo’ou High School.

Application forms can also be downloaded from the Ministry of Education and Training website (

The application forms must be completed in full with certified true copies of all requested documents. Application packets (whether hand-delivered or by post) must be received by 4.00 PM, Tuesday, 31 October 2017, at:

Government of Tonga Scholarships Office
Ministry of Education and Training
Vuna Road


Postal address:

PO Box 61

Late applications will NOT be considered.

Envelopes containing submissions must be clearly marked “Scholarship Application”. Please be advised that only successful applicants will be notified.

Scholarship applications may be deemed ineligible if the application package is not completed correctly (Forms 1-5).

For further enquiries, please contact the Government of Tonga Scholarships Office, Ministry of Education and Training on Tel. 22287 / 21770 or by email at sptelefoni [at] gmail [dot] com.