Prime Minister's Scholarship Group Programmes

Learn more about the Prime Minister's Scholarships Programme and opportunities for University of Auckland students to gain learning abroad experiences in Asia and Latin America.

About the Prime Minister's Scholarship Programme

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. 

A Prime Minister's Scholarship is an opportunity to grow yourself and see the world through a new lens. It will also enable you to:

  • Learn a new language, or improve existing skills
  • Become a global citizen
  • Develop intercultural competencies
  • Grow your network and connections overseas
  • Discover new cultures
  • Enhance your employability

Education New Zealand accepts applications for group programmes, supported by an education institution or provider, as well as individual applicants. 

Group programmes are immersive study tours which allow you to explore your academic interests in a global context, while travelling as part of a group. Being part of a group is a great way to delve into another culture for the first time, offering a supportive network with whom to share and process your experiences and growth. The 360 International team administers new group programmes each year during the New Zealand summer, on behalf of the University of Auckland. 

The scholarships cover programme fees and/or tuition fees for offshore institutions (not NZ fees), flights, accommodation, visas, insurance and a contribution towards living costs. Students participating in group programmes may be expected to provide a small contribution, up to NZ$805, towards the overall cost of the programme (fee waivers are available for some programmes for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in learning abroad).

Individual programmes allow applicants to identify an opportunity of particular interest to them personally, which may include a short-term or semester exchange opportunity, research abroad, internships, postgraduate programmes, or other study abroad experience. Individual applications closed on 31 August 2022. For more information, please visit the Prime Minister's Scholarship website

Information sessions

Join us for upcoming online information sessions to find out more and ask any questions you may have. You will receive the Zoom link upon registration.

Prime Ministers Scholarship Group Programmes Information Session
Learn more about our upcoming group programmes for summer 2023 and how you could have an immersive international experience in Asia or Latin America alongside other University of Auckland students.

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Prime Minister's Scholarship Individual Applications Information Session
Don't miss out on this session where you will learn helpful tips and advice for applying as an individual applicant.

Meet with the Outbound Scholarships Coordinator 
If you have any questions that you would like to ask in a one on one meeting, you can book an appointment with the 360 International Outbound Scholarships Coordinator, or a 360 International Adviser. We offer regular online appointments. 

Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao, The University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau, and the 360 International team are committed to meeting our responsibilities to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and acheiving equity outcomes for Māori as well as Equity groups, and we aim to ensure that learning abroad opportunities are available and accessible to students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. The majority of the programmes listed below are interdisciplinary and open to currently enrolled students from all faculties across the University, and we encourage all interested students to apply. Where the number of equally qualified applicants exceeds the total number of spaces available for a particular programme, additional consideration may be given to Māori and Pasifika applicants, as well as applicants from recognised Equity groups, underrepresented disciplines, and those without prior learning abroad experience. 

Summer 2022-2023 Group Programmes

The University of Auckland has received over NZ$1.07M in funding to support students to join our designated group programmes through the Prime Minister's Scholarship Programme for Asia (PMSA) and Latin America (PMSLA), with the following opportunities available during the upcoming 2022-23 Summer break. The average value of the awards per participant is over NZ$10,000.

Applications for global internships have closed on 14 August.

Applications for group programmes closed on 1 September 2022:

  • Indigenous Rights and Histories in Brazil
  • Reimagining India Study Tour
  • Social Realities in Mexico
  • Korean Language Study Abroad

Applications for these group programmes closed on 11 September 2022:

  • iWinterMX Global Business Programme at Tec de Monterrey
  • Chinese Language Study Abroad at National Cheng Kung University

Please click on each programme for more information and use Google Chrome when viewing programmes on the University's learning abroad portal (sign in required to apply).

Study tours

Indigenous Rights & Histories in Brazil with Campus B

Campus B's Indigenous History & Rights in Brazil programme is a culturally immersive programme that will provide students from the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato with the opportunity to experience the diverse cultures and customs of the indigenous peoples of Brazil and work collaboratively in an international setting towards a possible solution to a real problem faced by a local indigenous organisation. The 4-week programme aims to encourage the personal and professional development of students while presenting abroad panorama of indigenous rights and the political and economic situation of Brazil.

Reimagining India Study Tour with IndoGenius
Reimagining India is a dynamic 6-week programme created by IndoGenius that will provide students from the University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, and Waikato University with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture, history, innovation, corporate and start-up ecosystem of India. This will be a one-of-a-kind experience, taking students on an extraordinary journey across India from the southernmost state of Tamil Nadu to India’s capital New Delhi, allowing students to explore multifaced India through an intersectional lens. 

Social Realities in Mexico with IBERO
This 6-week academic programme is hosted by Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), one of Latin America’s highest ranked universities. Designed to build students' awareness of the main development concerns and social challenges in Latin America, the course will offer students the factual, technical and theoretical knowledge needed to confront those challenges, and will have the opportunity to contextualise this knowledge through first-hand experience. The programme itinerary comprises a blend of academic and social activities, full immersion into the Mexican culture and society, and direct contact with experts, NGOs and the local population.

iWinterMX Global Business Programme at Tec de Monterrey, Mexico

This 5-week study programme will allow students enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland to enrol in two courses in Tec de Monterrey’s iWinterMX Global Business programme, including 1) Doing Business in Mexico, and 2) Enterprise Cultural and Doing Business in the World, while earning 15 points towards their degree. In addition to lectures, the programme includes company visits, field trips and cultural visits through which participants will learn how cultural and institutional differences impact the way business is carried out in Mexico, and gain an understanding of, and appreciation for, Mexican culture.

Language study abroad

Chinese Language Study Abroad at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

This 6-week language study and cultural exchange will offer students studying Chinese at the University of Auckland the unique opportunity to improve their language skills and increase their cultural awareness while exploring a new environment, in a group programme hosted by National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), based in Tainan, Taiwan. The aims of this programme are for students to improve their linguistic Chinese competency in a native environment and to gain a deeper understanding of Taiwanese society, its history and culture and its connection with New Zealand. 

Korean Language Study Abroad at Korea University, South Korea
This 12-week programme will offer students studying Korean at the University of Auckland the opportunity to enrol in the Winter Term language study programme Korean Language Centre with Korea University, based in Seoul, Korea. This academic programme aims to provide students enrolled in the Korean department with an immersive overseas learning experience that will allow students to improve their language abilities by taking classes and putting them in situations to practise their language skills daily by interacting with locals and learning the habits, customs and nuances of Korean society.