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5116 Min Ed & Training Scholarship 22Oct-15Nov 2019



The Ministry of Education and Training is pleased to invite applications for the 2020 intake of the Tonga Government Scholarships (TGS). Under the TGS 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 TGS 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 the following subjects: 

NON - TEACHING (24 awards)

 TEACHING (37 awards) 
  • BCom Accounting (1)
  • BEd Economics (1) 
  • BCom Information Systems (1)
  • Master of Agriculture (1) 
  • BE Civil Engineering (2)
  • BCom/BEd (Accounting) (1) 
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (1)
  • BA English (1) 
  • BA Management (Project Management) (1)
  • BSc Physics & Maths (1) 
  • Bachelor of Laws (3)
  • BA Geography & English (1) 
  • MBA (1)
  • BEd Education & Maths (1) 
  • BA Criminology/ Intelligence Analysis (1)
  • BEd TVET (Design Technology) (1) 
  • Bachelor of Applied Sc. (Forensic Analytical Sc) (1)
  • BSc Comp. Hardware Maintenance (1) 
  • BSc Chemistry (1)
  • BSc Maths and Computer Studies (28) 
  • Master of Laws (Trade) (1) 
  • BA Economics (Monitoring & Evaluation) (1) 
  • BCom Human Resource Management (1)
  • Diploma in Dental Technology (1) 
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (1) 
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) (1) 
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change (5) 

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 are strongly encouraged to 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. 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’s 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 4.00pm, Friday, 15 November 2019, at: 

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


Postal address: PO Box 61, Nuku’alofa 

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