Prime Minister’s Scholarships

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.

A Prime Minister’s Scholarship is an opportunity to grow yourself and see the world through a new lens. It will also enable you to:

  • Learn a new language, or improve existing skills
  • Become a global citizen
  • Develop intercultural competencies
  • Grow your network and connections overseas
  • Discover new cultures
  • Enhance your employability

Education New Zealand accepts applications for group programmes, supported by an education institution or provider, as well as individual applicants.

Group programmes are immersive study tours which allow you to explore your academic interests in a global context, while travelling as part of a group. Being part of a group is a great way to delve into another culture for the first time, offering a supportive network with whom to share and process your experiences and growth. The 360 International team administers new group programmes each year during the New Zealand summer, on behalf of the University of Auckland. Find out what group programmes are on offer to University of Auckland students on the 360 International website.

The scholarships cover programme fees and/or tuition fees for offshore institutions (not NZ fees), flights, accommodation, visas, insurance and a contribution towards living costs. Students participating in group programmes may be expected to provide a small contribution, towards the overall cost of the programme (fee waivers are available for some programmes for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in learning abroad).

Individual programmes allow applicants to identify an opportunity of particular interest to them personally, which may include a short-term or semester exchange opportunity, research abroad, internships, postgraduate programmes, or other study abroad experience.