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Prime Minister's Scholarships for Latin America (PMSLA)

The Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America (PMSLA) is a programme funded by the New Zealand government and administered by Education New Zealand.

Award value: Varies Number available: Check enz.govt.nz
Provider: Education New Zealand
Contact: Scholarships Team: scholarships@unitec.ac.nz

Application deadlines: There are two PMSLA rounds a year. You will not be able to submit applications after the deadlines.
March Round: Applications must be submitted by 30 March.
August Round: Applications must be submitted by 30 August.


Duration: Programmes must be a minimum of 4 weeks and not exceed 24 months. Maximum funded weeks over 24 months is 72.

Individuals: The scholarship is awarded to individuals and currently covers the following costs relating to study, internship or research in Latin America. The scholarship includes tuition fees of Latin American institutions, internship brokerage fees and return flights plus a contribution to living, accommodation, visa, insurance etc costs of $270 per week on study programme. Preference is currently for applicants undertaking appropriate programmes in Colombia and Brazil. Other Latin American countries such as Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Peru are also included. The destination institution should have a formal relationship with a New Zealand institution.

Groups: New Zealand Tertiary providers/institutions may apply to the PMSLA to fund a group (3+) to travel together to Latin America on a specified programme that meets PMSLA goals. Group programmes are applied for separately under the PMSLA, and have their own application and reporting requirements. Funding for individuals on group programmes is as above.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old at the date of applying for the scholarship, and be New Zealand citizens or hold a New Zealand Permanent Resident Visa.

For more information about the scholarship, click here to go through to the ENZ Prime Minister's Scholarship for Latin America webpage.