24 July 2023
Individual applications for the Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia and Latin America are now open.
These scholarships enable talented New Zealanders who are passionate about supporting local and global communities to add an international dimension to their learning and develop their global citizenship competencies and networks.
“We welcome diverse applicants from all stages and walks of life – you don’t need to be a current student, and you don’t need top grades,” says Grant McPherson, Chief Executive, Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao. “We are looking for applicants who can display qualities like cultural awareness, initiative, and confidence. Previous scholarship recipients have come from a wide range of backgrounds and have studied in a range of fields, including environmental science, languages, law, the arts, and business.”
More than 2,400 Kiwis have benefited from the programme since 2013, contributing to New Zealand’s ability to engage with key partners in Asia and Latin America.
The Prime Minister’s Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who are at least 18 years old at the time of application and have been a resident in New Zealand for at least 12 of the previous 24 months.
Scholarship funding can be used to cover, for example, tuition fees to undertake a course in Asia or Latin America, flights to and from Asia and Latin America, living and accommodation costs, travel and medical insurance and visa fees.
More information is available on the Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao scholarship website. Applications close on 4 September 2023.