The historical scholarship programme that was a mix of Cook Islands Government and New Zealand Scholarships has been over hauled in the last 6 months. A huge thank you to all of those who completed the survey we ran and answered our many questions about what you thought was important.
The details of the new scheme will be released soon – in comparison to the previous system it allows for a mix of awards between university academic studies and vocational studies as well as a mix of awards for those who wish to study at home and those who will travel overseas.
In the meantime, if you are thinking of studying next year, you need to make sure you have pre-enrolled with the University or Technical Institute no matter which country it is in and, if necessary, applied for accommodation at student hostels. Do not wait for a scholarship to do this – you need to get the process started.
Once all the boxes are ticked, we will make sure that the new list of awards is well advertised.