The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to people from Tokelau who are motivated to make a difference at home.

Applications open in early 2018 for tertiary study beginning early 2019. Read Application dates for more information.

Scholarships available

The following scholarship types are available. Follow the links below for more information about the particular scholarship type.

Short Term Training Scholarship


Candidates must meet all the New Zealand Scholarships eligibility criteria. Note: there are differing criteria for different scholarships.

Read the full eligibility criteria

Priority sectors

We want scholars who are interested in studying subjects that can improve the social and economic development of your country. We’ve chosen priority sectors that can help your country and that New Zealand has expertise in.

If you can show that your study is connected to any of these sectors, you are more likely to be selected.

These are the priority sectors:


  • Plumbing & electrical 
  • Roading engineering
  • Information and communications technology (ICT)


  • Engineering (building, roading, marine)
  • Plumbing & electrical
  • ICT & computing
  • Project and human resource management


  • Project and human resources management
  • ICT and computing
  • Plumbing & electrical
  • Engineering
  • Marine navigation
  • Hospitality and tourism

Read the What You Can Study page to see examples of qualifications for these subjects.

Selection Preferences

We are guided by both the Priority Sectors (above) and Selection Preferences when shortlisting candidates. 

Make sure you understand our Selection Preferences.

Contact Us

We get many enquiries that can be answered by reading the extensive information on our website. For example, see Eligibility, How to Apply or frequently asked questions.

For questions which are not answered by the information on this website (relating to STTS only) please contact:

Director of Education

Tokelau Department of Education

Tel: +690 2178