Education New Zealand celebrates one million followers with $7,320 scholarship

For a limited time only, Education New Zealand (ENZ) is offering a NZ$10,000 ($7,320) scholarship for a current or prospective international student.

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ENZ is offering this scholarship as a way to celebrate reaching one million social media followers across their various platforms, including the Study in New Zealand Facebook page, Twitter, Weibo, WeChat, Instagram, and Snapchat.

The scholarship will cover tuition costs and course-related costs at a New Zealand educational institute of the student’s choice, up to a value of NZD$10,000 ($7,320).

In order to enter the promotion, students must post a comment on ENZ’s 1 Million Cent Scholarship post on ENZ’s Facebook page by 12 PM on July 20. ENZ then will shortlist 10 candidates to compete in the second round where they will be asked to submit their education background, as well as documents related to their intention and ability to study in New Zealand. The final winner will be then decided by ENZ, based on the aforementioned criteria.

Education New Zealand celebrates one million followers with $7,320 scholarship

John Laxon, Education New Zealand’s regional director of South, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, noted that more than 130,000 students choose to study in New Zealand every year from more than 180 countries.

“International students are a vital part of our online student community, and social media platforms play a key role in helping ENZ engage potential students. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of New Zealand’s education system and we excel at programmes that combine creativity and technology,” said Laxon. “This scholarship is designed with that focus in mind, and provides us with the opportunity to thank our dedicated social media followers by offering them an opportunity to pursue a positive learning experience in New Zealand.”

“Currently, there are more than 2,200 Vietnamese students in New Zealand, and over the years we’ve seen an increasing number of Vietnamese students choosing New Zealand as their preferred study destination. Through efforts like this, we hope to creatively engage prospective students from Vietnam and around the Southeast Asia region,” he added.

Current and prospective Vietnamese students are welcome to apply for the scholarship. Applications for the scholarship are open until July 20, 2017, and the winner will be announced on August 1, 2017.

By Hoang Anh