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Pacific Health Scholarships 2023

Te Whatu Ora Pacific Health Scholarships support the development of our Pacific health and disability workforce. 
The Scholarships contribute to tuition fees for eligible students of indigenous Pacific Islands descent undertaking a course in medical and health or disability-related studies. 

Award value: up to $5,000 Number available: Varies
Provider: Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand
Contact: If you have more questions, please email:

Open to full-time and part-time students. The Scholarships are a contribution toward tuition fees only. Accomodation costs, course related costs and study leave are not covered by the Scholarships.

Key dates for 2023 Applications 

Open December 2022 | Closes extended to 10 February 2023 at 11:59pm

Applications for the Pacific Health Scholarships 2023 are closed.

Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible, you must:  

  • be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • be of indigenous Pacific Islands descent
  • be studying nursing, midwifery, and allied health-related programmes

For more information on requirements please refer to the Te Whatu Ora Website. 

Selection Bases

An assessment panel marks completed Scholarship applications according to the following criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Community connectedness
  • Commitment to improving health outcomes for Pacific people
  • Understanding Pacific health
  • Leadership potential