Fund Details
2017 Apr - Prime Minister's Scholarship for Latin America (PMSLA)


About the PMSLA

Deadline:  Midnight, 30 April 2017 New Zealand time

The Prime Minister's Scholarships for Latin America (PMSLA) is a programme funded by the New Zealand government and administered by Education New Zealand.  

The scholarship aims to:

  • Strengthen New Zealand institutions' connections with their counterparts in key Latin America countries
  • Promote understanding of the strength and quality of New Zealand's education system and raise awareness in 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 countries in Latin America through participants building lifelong friendships and networks
  • Strengthen New Zealand's ability to engage with key Latin American trading partners
  • Improve New Zealanders' understanding of Latin American business practice and culture

Countries:  Preference is currently for applicants undertaking appropriate programmes in Colombia and Brazil.  Other Latin American countries such as Mexico, Chile, Argentine and Peru are also included.  Individuals may check with ENZ if preferred destination institution is not listed as having a formal relationship with a New Zealand institution.  It may still meet requirements.

Institutions:  You can find out more about institutions in Latin America, and where they are ranked in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by visiting their website.

For more information, see the ENZ website.


All applicants must:
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of undertaking the programme
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Residence holder 
  • NOT hold citizenship in their destination country in Latin America
  • Propose a programme that meets the requirements of the PMSLA and starts at least 8 weeks after the closing deadline of the scholarship.

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 do not have not completed a tertiary level qualification, you will need to upload a screenshot of your highest secondary qualification if it has been completed within the past three years
You will also need to provide the names and emails of two referees to request references.