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Apply to EHF

Applications to join the 3rd cohort of Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) are now open! Our new application process has consists of two stages, with a new fee structure and scholarships available. Apply now to be considered to join EHF!

Stage 1 Application

Every candidate must complete the Stage 1 Application to be considered for the Edmund Hillary Fellowship. This application helps us determine if an applicant meets the EHF selection criteria and is a fit for the programme. It takes 15-30 minutes to complete this application.

If you are successful in the Stage 1 Application you will receive an invitation to apply for Cohort 3, or another upcoming cohort if you prefer. If you are unsuccessful, you may apply again in the future once you feel that you have made significant progress or adjustments to your work to better fit EHF.

Check out our selection criteria

Stage 1 Application fee: NZD $150
Deadline: 20 February 2018*
 
* We can accept late submissions for Stage 1 Applications until 20 April 2018. This will incur an additional fee of NZD $100 per application.
 
 
Submit a Stage 1 Application

Stage 2 Application

Candidates who are successful in the Stage 1 Application will be invited to submit a Stage 2 Application for Cohort 3. If they wish to wait, they may apply for a future cohort once applications are open for that cohort. Fees vary depending on each candidate’s situation. View the full fee schedule here.

This second stage is still highly competitive, as applicants are evaluated alongside a high-calibre pool of candidates for each cohort. This stage includes a much more in-depth evaluation, where candidates may be offered a short video interview, and following a shortlisting process, additional video interviews and reference checks may be offered. We have scholarships available that reduce the application fee by 50% or more for applicants with financial constraints.

 

 


       

 

Stage 2: Apply as an Entrepreneur (International)

Entrepreneur applicants are individuals who are seeking to build innovative ventures in New Zealand, developing systemic solutions to global problems, and creating scalable impact. You can build a new venture from scratch, or bring part of, or a whole existing venture to New Zealand. You can apply as an individual entrepreneur, or with your co-founders. Entrepreneurs can be building ventures with all types of organisational structures and have diverse approaches to achieving global impact.

Total fee for an individual applicant: NZD $1,500
You only pay NZD $750 when applying.
The remaining NZD $750 is only payable if you get accepted into the Fellowship.
Deadline: 20 April 2018* 
 
Total fee for a team application: NZD $2,250
When applying as a team, you only pay NZD $1,125 for one application for the entire team.
The remaining NZD $1,125 is only payable if your team gets accepted into the Fellowship. The application fee for a team is fixed no matter how many co-founders you have.
Deadline: 20 April 2018*
 
Successful candidates in the Stage 1 Application will receive a link to submit a Stage 2 Application. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please submit a Stage 1 Application first.
 
* We do accept late submissions for Stage 2 Applications until 30 April 2018. This will incur an additional fee of NZD $250 per application.
 
Scholarship for international entrepreneur applicants
We are working hard to make EHF accessible to applicants from all backgrounds and financial circumstances. We have limited scholarships available** for entrepreneur applicants, based on financial circumstances. We make scholarship considerations based on:
  • Your annual income and liquid assets. You can qualify for a 70% scholarship discount on your application fee if you earn less than NZD $60,000 a year and have less than NZD $100,000 of liquid assets.
** Please note, in order to qualify, you must request a scholarship at the time when you submit your Stage 1 Application. To qualify for a scholarship, you must be successful in the Stage 1 Application.
 
Total scholarship fee per application: NZD $400
This fee is payable when you submit the application, and there will be no outstanding fees you will incur if you get accepted into the Fellowship. If you are applying as a team, the application fee will be the same as applying as an individual.
Deadline: 20 April 2018*
 
* We do accept late submissions for Stage 2 Application until 30 April 2018. This will incur an additional fee of NZD $250 per application.
 
Submit a Stage 1 Application

 

 


 

      

Stage 2: Apply as an Investor (International)

Investor applicants are individuals who have relevant knowledge and experience in high-impact entrepreneurship and innovative ventures to be able to invest in, and support entrepreneurs. You can be an entrepreneur turned investor, angel or venture capital investor to stand out as an applicant. 

Total fee per applicant: NZD $6,000
You only pay NZD $2,000 when applying.
The remaining NZD $4,000 is only payable if you get accepted into the Fellowship.
Deadline: 20 April 2018*
 
Successful candidates in the Stage 1 Application will receive a link for a Stage 2 Application. If you would like to be considered, submit a Stage 1 Application.
 
* We do accept late submissions for Stage 2 Applications until 30 April 2018. This will incur an additional fee of NZD $250 per application.
 
Submit a Stage 1 Application

 

 


 

 

Stage 2: Apply as a New Zealander

New Zealand citizens and permanent residents can apply to EHF as entrepreneurs or investors. While the application form and process are exactly the same as international candidates, our fees are significantly reduced for Kiwi applicants. 
 
Total fee for an individual applicant: NZD $400
This fee is payable when you submit the application, and there will be no outstanding fees you will incur if you get accepted into the Fellowship. If you are applying as a team, the application fee will be the same.
Deadline: 20 April 2018*
 

Successful candidates in the Stage 1 Application will receive an application link for Stage 2. If you would like to be considered, please submit a Stage 1 Application.

* We do accept late submissions for Stage 2 Applications until 30 April 2018. This will incur an additional fee of NZD $250 per application.

 
Scholarship for Kiwi applicants
We are working hard to make EHF accessible to Kiwi applicants from all backgrounds and financial circumstances. We have limited scholarships available for Kiwi entrepreneur applicants, based on financial circumstances. We make scholarship considerations based on:
  • Your annual income and liquid assets. You can qualify for a 50% scholarship on your application fee if you earn less than NZD $60,000 a year and have less than NZD $100,000 of liquid assets. 
You can request a scholarship when you submit the Stage 1 Application. To qualify for a scholarship for the Stage 2 Application, you must be successful in the Stage 1 Application.
 
Total fee per Kiwi scholarship applicants: NZD $200
This fee is payable when you submit the application, and there will be no outstanding fees you will incur if you get accepted into the Fellowship. If you are applying as a team, the application fee will be the same.
Deadline: 20 April 2018*
 

Successful candidates in the Stage 1 Application will receive an application link for a Stage 2 If you would like to be considered, submit a Stage 1 Application.

* We do accept late submissions for Stage 2 Application until 30 April 2018. This will incur an additional fee of NZD $250 per application.

 

Submit a Stage 1 Application

 


 

 

Individual Applicant Fee Schedule Summary

 
* We are able to accept late applications for a limited time after closing dates. Please note that late applications will incur an additional late application processing fee of $100 for Stage 1 Application, and $250 for Stage 2 Applications.
 
*** Please note there is a separate application fee for the Global Impact Visa, payable to Immigration New Zealand.

Interested, but not ready to apply yet?

No problem. We invite you to express your interest and start a conversation with us to learn more about the programme and receive important updates.

Know someone that would be a great fit for EHF?

Great! Tell us about them, and we’ll send an email with information about EHF so they can check it out. Thank you for the referral!