New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships

The New Zealand ASEAN Scholars Awards (NZAS) recognize New Zealand’s close cultural, economic, and geographic ties with the Southeast Asia. The NZAS program seeks to empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to the economic, social, and political development of their region. The scholarships are offered for postgraduate level study only. The New Zealand Aid Programme funds the NZAS.


The New Zealand Aid Programmed is the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme arm. It is managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.



Eligible countries




















Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)


Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)


Masters Degree (1 to 2 years)


PhD (up to 3.5 years)


At least 18 years old at the time you start the scholarship


Citizen of the Philippines (participating country and main country of residence)


Not currently serving in the military


Meet the academic entry requirements, including the English language ability, of the preferred programme of study and institution


Have not previously had a New Zealand Scholarship terminated because of poor academic performance within the past 5 years or breach of scholarship contract


Return to the Philippines at the end of the scholarship to contribute to the country’s development


Have at least 1 year full time or 2 years part time work experience relevant to the preferred qualification



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How to apply?

Paper applications are available, but you are encouraged to apply via the Online Application Portal if you have internet access.



Apply Online

Before you start your application, you need to complete an online eligibility checklist.


When you successfully complete the eligibility checklist, you will be given an eligibility code.


You will need your eligibility code in order to start your application form. So, please make a note of it at the end of your eligibility checklist.


To apply for a scholarship online, you will need a RealMe login. You will use this login any time that you want to access your online scholarship application, and can also use the same login for other New Zealand Government services, including applying for a student visa through Immigration NZ, that is if you have been successful in being awarded the scholarship.


The first time that you login, you will also need to register with NZ Scholarships online. To do this, you will need to provide us with basic details, such as your name, email address and the eligibility code.


You will be taken directly to the scholarships registration page once you have created your RealMe login.


If an intake is not currently open for applications, you can pre-register and receive an email alert when applications open.


Once logged in and registered, you will be able to apply for any New Zealand scholarship intake that is open for your country. You can keep returning to work on your application by using the RealMeLogin access button


You can also update your email address at any time and return to view your submitted application.




Start Your Scholarship Application

Go To RealMe login





Apply and Submit your paper application to

New Zealand Embassy

35th Floor Zuellig Building

Makati Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas

Makati City 1225, Manila, Philippines

Telephone: 02 234 3800

Head of Mission: David Strachan




Postal address

New Zealand Embassy

PO Box 3228

Manila MCPO Makati 1272




New Zealand Head Office

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Head Office

195 Lambton Quay

Private Bag 18 901

Wellington 6160, New Zealand

Telephone: +64 4 439 8000

Fax: +64 4 472 9596

Email, including for OIA requests:

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