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Get inspired with real stories from New Zealanders just like you who have pushed their boundaries, said 'yes' to something new, and changed the course of their life with a Prime Minister's Scholarship.
Harrison takes path less travelled for Pasifika students
At 26 years old and with a seriously good job, Harrison Gibb-Faumuina reckons he’s living his best life in Tokyo.
Laetitia builds lasting links with Latin America
Laetitia Laubscher has distant family ties with Latin America, but it is her education and work experiences in the region which...
Te Maiora Rurehe: building bonds and breaking down boundaries
Growing up in Minginui, in the foothills of the Ureweras, Te Maiora Rurehe (Tūhoe/Te Arawa) thought moving to Hamilton to study law...
Pasifika student’s Mexico stay “a profound experience”
The decision to travel to Mexico on a Prime Minister’s Scholarship was a big deal for Lupesina Koro and her family but by immersing...
Scholarship stay in Taiwan takes life in a whole new direction
Accepting a Prime Minister’s Scholarship changed the trajectory of Oliver Ibbetson’s life.
Denym Bird: jumping into joy of the unknown
New Zealander Denym Bird is not only living in Amsterdam, but running his own business too, at age 29.
Six months in Singapore
Hugh Holland undertook a semester exchange at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2017. Hugh shares the key...
Cultural exchange in Colombia
“The opportunity for our students to interact with six indigenous groups from Medellin was an invaluable and rewarding experience.”...
Kiwis in Zhuhai
These nine Kiwi Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia recipients undertook a 10-week Chinese language, culture, and internship...
Learning about coffee in Colombia
Sarah Tait is an agronomist with a passion for Latin American culture and agribusiness. Under the PMSLA, she traded Canterbury for...
A Kiwi in Singapore
Meet Sohadi Yes, a 2019 Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia recipient who studied at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.
Two years in Colombia
Supported by the PMSLA, University of Canterbury graduate Stuart Robinson will spend two years in Colombia studying business and...