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Group programmes

Do you want to study abroad and learn through a new lens? Are you looking to start a career in international business through an internship? Or like to learn a new language? It's all possible with a Prime Minister's Scholarship. 

Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skill and Technology are the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for the following two group programmes:

  1. Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia (15 spots available) 
  2. Programme dates: 10 December 2023 to 21 January 2024
    6-week Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme at Jinhua Polytechnic, China. The programme includes 4-week award-winning entrepreneurship and innovation course with embedded Chinese language classes, both on and off-campus entrepreneurship and innovation site visits, and 2-week cultural experience trips to 4 cities near Jinhua where the institution is located. 

  3. Prime Minister's Scholarship for Latin America (5 spots available)
    Programme dates: 13 January to 23 February 2024
    6-week internship in Medellin, Colombia hosted by The Intern Group (TIG). The programme has a deep focus on helping students develop tangible professional skills, intercultural competency, and relationship-building between themselves and their host communities. The programme immerses students in Colombian culture with an internship placement professionally matched for the student and host, plus a full calendar of social and cultural events coordinated by TIG’s on-the-ground team.
    Internship career fields available: Entrepreneurship, IT/Computer science, Art, Photography and Graphic design. Internship placements are managed by The Intern Group.

We are currently accepting applications from enrolled ākonga from Te Pūkenga. For more information about eligibility, where to send supporting documents, scholarship values and conditions, please visit the Te Pūkenga website

How to apply

Complete the Application Form here.

Application close: 21 August 2023.

Individual programmes

You can also apply for an individual programme if you meet the eligibility criteria. Individual applications will open on 24 July and close on 04 September 2023. The scholarships are open to New Zealanders aged 18 and over and give an opportunity for people from all walks of life to study abroad, complete an internship, or another educational experience overseas.

To view more information about individual applications, resources, FAQs, alumni stories, and to apply please visit the Prime Minister’s Scholarship website

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