Fund Details
2019 Aug - Prime Minister's Scholarships (PMS)


Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) and Latin America (PMSLA) Application

Deadline:  11:59pm,
30 August 2019 New Zealand time zone

Please note you can only apply for Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia OR Prime Minister's Scholarship for Latin America.

The Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia and Latin America are funded by the New Zealand government and administered by Education New Zealand. To find out more, click here
to view the guidelines. 

The scholarships aim to:

  • Strengthen New Zealand institutions' connections with their counterparts in key Asian and Latin America countries
  • Promote understanding of the strength and quality of New Zealand's education system and raise awareness in Asia or Latin America of New Zealand as a preferred education destination
  • Improve the international skills of the New Zealand workforce
  • Strengthen people-to-people connections between New Zealand and Asia or Latin America through participants building lifelong friendships and networks
  • Strengthen New Zealand's ability to engage with key trading partners
  • Improve New Zealanders' understanding of Asian or Latin American business practice and culture


All applicants must:

  • be at least 18 years old at the time of application
  • be a New Zealand citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa, and in all cases, be ordinarily resident in New Zealand, i.e., have lived in New Zealand for at least 12 of the previous 24 months
  • propose a programme that meets the requirements of the Prime Minister's Scholarships and starts at least 8 weeks after the closing deadline of the scholarship (i.e. you can't already have started your programme at the time the scholarship is awarded). 

Required Documents/Information:

To complete this application, you will need to upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of Citizenship for every country for which you hold citizenship and/or proof of Permanent Residency status
  • Officially verified Academic Transcripts for up to three tertiary level qualifications (equivalent to level 5 and above).  If you have not completed a tertiary level qualification, you will need to upload a documentation of your highest secondary qualification if it has been completed within the past three years.
  • A 120 second video outlining/illustrating
    • How this scholarship experience will help you contribute to the scholarship's objectives
    • How your choice of programme and particular destination will benefit your future study and career plans
    • What qualities you have that will make you a great Prime Minister's Scholarship recipient and an ambassador for New Zealand and our education system?

You will also need to provide the names and emails of two referees to provide references for you (at least one should be from an academic who knows you). 

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
15 Jul 2019
Deadline Date (NZST Time Zone):
30 Aug 2019 11:59 PM