8 March 2023 at 12:30 pm

Applications open for group Prime Minister’s Scholarships to study in Asia and Latin America 

Education New Zealand | Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) is pleased to announce that the 2023 group round of the Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia and Latin America is now open and accepting applications.  

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Applications from groups, institutions or organisation who can meet the objectives of the scholarship are welcome. Last year, successful group applicants included marae, whānau Māori trusts, tertiary providers, non-profit organisations and more. Applications close on 23 April 2023.   

ENZ’s General Manager Sector Services, Sahinde Pala, says the scholarships are a wonderful opportunity for New Zealanders to gain transformational education experiences in Asia and Latin America. 

“We love how the scholarships allow New Zealanders from a wide range of backgrounds to continue to add a global aspect to their learning, and make meaningful, often lifelong connections with people from other countries and cultures. 

Applicants are invited to think differently about what overseas learning opportunities could enrich the lives of learners or members of their community, and how they contribute to New Zealand more broadly.”  

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. 

The Scholarships’ group programme offers a flexible way to organise learning experiences in Asia and Latin America. Groups apply for a certain number of people, minimum of three, and once a programme is awarded, the organiser will run their own process to select the members who make up the group based on guidelines provided by ENZ. 

Scholarship awardees from the 2022 group round have engaged in a diverse range of programmes, including customised indigenous-to-indigenous cultural exchange, advancing their language skills, learning new fashion design skills, and more.  

Participants in a group programme simply need to meet the same eligibility requirements as individuals, including being a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident at least 18 years old at the date of applying. 

Since its launch in 2013, the Prime Minister’s Scholarship programme has seen nearly 3,000 recipients, which helps New Zealand continue to engage with key partners in Asia and Latin America. 

Applications for student groups from wānanga, universities, Te Pūkenga, private training establishments, iwi and other organisations will be open from 8 March – 23 April 2022, with successful applicants advised in early June. 

More information is available on ENZ's dedicated scholarship website here. 

A list of successful applicants from the 2022 group scholarship round is available here.  


Media contact: 

Sai Raje 

Senior Communications Advisor  

021 479 649 


Scholarship queries: scholarships@enz.govt.nz     


Education New Zealand (ENZ) is a New Zealand Government agency dedicated to international education. ENZ promotes New Zealand as a study destination globally and supports New Zealanders to broaden their horizons through international education experiences beyond our shores. 

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