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Tulī Takes Flight Scholarships 2024

The purpose of the Tuli scholarship is to acknowledge the ongoing importance of education for Aotearoa Pacific families and communities. The scholarship is intended to support Pacific people to reach their potential by reducing some financial barriers to study or training. There are scholarships for vocational and degree-level study and training in Aotearoa. 

Award value: $10,000 - $30,000 per year Number available: 15
Provider: Ministry of Education
Contact: Email

Applications for 2024 will open in October 2023

Open 9 October 2023 | Closes 7 November 2023  

In 2024, the Tulī Takes Flight scholarships Fund Board will award: 

  • Four Vocational Scholarships valued from $10,000 - $15,000 each year 
  • Two Academic undergraduate scholarships valued at $10,000 each year 
  • Two Academic postgraduate scholarships valued at $15,000 each year 
  • Seven Career changer scholarships valued at $30,000 each year  


To be eligible for these scholarships, you must be

  • of Pacific descent 
  • a domestic student, i.e. a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident
  • have lived in New Zealand for the last three years at the time of the closing date of the application 
  • you must be accepted into the course of study, for the scholarship you are applying for before the course starts 

For more information, additional requirements specific to each scholarship, and the online application form, please visit the Tulī Takes Flight scholarships page on the Ministry of Education website.