12 July 2022 at 3:15 pm

Thirty groups awarded PM's Scholarships for Asia and Latin America

New Zealand's connections with Asia and Latin America are set to receive a boost with 30 groups, comprising 387 New Zealanders, awarded Prime Minister's Scholarships.

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Raquel Direnzo, who studied Portuguese in Brazil with a Prime Minister's Scholarship for Latin America

The successful groups were announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins today, and mark the outcome of the first round of the scholarships since they were paused due to COVID-19.

Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) congratulates all the successful recipients, who include a marae, non-profit organisation TupuToa, six of New Zealand's eight universities, Te Pūkenga, and a number of private training establishments.

A full list of recipients is available here.

Chris Hipkins also announced that the scholarships will open for individual applications this month. Applications will be open from 18 July - 31 August 2022. More information, including how to apply, is available here.

About the scholarships

The Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia and Latin America are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao.

Since 2013, the scholarships have supported more than 2,400 New Zealanders on learning experiences in Asia and Latin America.


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