Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia and Latin America

Ngā Karahipi a te Pirīmia mō Āhia me Amerika ki te Tonga

Want to study abroad and learn through a new lens? Kickstart a career in international business with an internship? Or learn a new language? It's all possible with a Prime Minister's Scholarship.

The Prime Minister's Scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao to support New Zealanders on learning experiences in Asia and Latin America.

We offer flexible funding to support both short and long term programmes including study abroad / exchange, internships, postgraduate study, and language programmes.

Applications for the 2023 individual scholarship round are now closed.

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Who can apply?

You can apply for the scholarship if you are at least 18 years old at the date of applying, and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

We welcome applicants from all stages and walks of life - you don't need to be studying!

Learn more about who we're looking for:

What do the scholarships cover?

The scholarships cover tuition fees for offshore institutions (not NZ fees), flights, and a contribution towards internship fees, living, accommodation, visa and insurance costs.

Check out all the details on funding:


alumni since 2013

The Prime Minister's Scholarship programme has supported more than 3050 New Zealanders to dream big and broaden their horizons through life changing learning experiences in Asia and Latin America.


of alumni would recommend the Prime Minister's Scholarship

Latest alumni survey results show recipients overwhelmingly support and would recommend the programme.


diverse countries to explore

You can choose between 12 destination countries in Asia and Latin America. Explore your options.

About us

Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) is New Zealand’s government agency dedicated to international education. We promote New Zealand as a study destination and help Aotearoa New Zealand realise the social, cultural and economic benefits of international education. We also administer the Prime Minister's Scholarships to support New Zealanders to undertake educational experiences in Asia and Latin America.