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 Latin America University Rankings

Language and study programmes

Please note, the programme costs in the documents below may vary from the current costs. Please make sure you check the institutions' website or contact the institution directly for the costs for the current study year before you submit a PMSLA application. 


Overview - Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) 
Overview - Universidade Estadual Paulista Programme Offer (28 September 2016)
Overview - various Universities


Overview - Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Valparaiso (JANUARY & FEBRUARY PROGRAMMES)
Overview - Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Valparaiso Summer 1 and 2 (MAY, JUNE, JULY PROGRAMMES
Overview - Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Utfsm) (International logistics programme)
Overview - Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Utfsm) (Semester abroad at USM programme)
Overview - Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Intensive Spanish Programme)
Overview - Universidad Andrés Bello (Exchange and Independent Programmes)


Overview - Universidad de La Sabana (Exchange/Study Abroad/Grad semester/Summer Programs/Spanish Language/Latin American studies programs)
Overview - Universidad de La Sabana (International Summer School)
Overview - Universidad Externado de Colombia (Spanish Language for Foreigners)
Overview - Universidad de Ciencia Aplicadas y Ambientales (UDCA) (undergraduate and internship programmes)

Overview - Universidad de la Salle (International Summer Academy)

Overview - Universidad de los Andes (academic exchange/language programmes)
Overview - Universidad de Santander (Higher education institution)

What's in it for me?