Criteria - Paearu

SuccessAnyone over the age of 18 can apply, provided they:

  • Are a New Zealand citizen
  • Hold permanent residency
  • Have lived in New Zealand for 12 of the past 24 months

Note: You cannot apply for an individual scholarship if you have received an individual PMSA or PMSLA scholarship in the past. However, you may be awarded a second Prime Minister's Scholarship if your previous award was as part of a group programme.

PreferenceWhat kind of applicants will be successful? He aha ngā momo kaitono ka angitu?

We’re looking for people who are passionate about what they do – you don’t have to be top of your class.

The ideal candidate would display key qualities like independence, initiative and confidence. They would also be prepared to meet the goals of the scholarship and be an ambassador for New Zealand while they’re overseas.

Still not sure if you’re the right fit for the Prime Minister’s Scholarship? Read our Myth Busters.

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