How to apply


The August 2019 round is now closed. The next round of the Prime Minister’s Scholarships will open from mid-January and closes 30 March 2020.

 To complete an 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 never enrolled in a tertiary qualification, you will need to upload documentation of your highest secondary qualification if it has been completed within the past three years.
  • A 120 second video (more details available in the online application.

You will also need to provide the names and emails of two referees to request references, one of which should be an academic reference.


Useful resources 

   ● Selection Panel Criteria for Assessing Group applications
  ● Selection Panel Criteria for Assessing Individual applications
  ● To find an institution – click here for the current QS Asia University Rankings
  ● To ensure your programme demonstrates New Zealand’s links to Asia – read the 'Building Export Markets' chapter of the Business Growth Agenda update 2017

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