The Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships
The 2018 round of the Prime Minister's Business Scholarships has now closed. Thank you for your interest.
Awarded annually since 2010, the Scholarships are designed to give New Zealand’s business owners, senior managers and executives an opportunity to attend an international business school to develop skills, build valuable networks and enhance business capability.
The Scholarships fund 50 per cent of the cost of study at a world-class learning institution - up to a maximum value of $110,000.
Applications opened on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 and closed on Monday, 9 July 2018.
Changes for 2018
This year, as well as accepting applications from internationally-focused New Zealand-based firms, the eligibility criteria will also allow for applications from managers at domestically-focused New Zealand-based firms. These applications will need to demonstrate the firm’s commitment to lifting productivity through changes to the firm’s business practices, and relate this to the scholarship funded study.
In another change, this year eligibility will be limited to firms which have received fewer than three Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships in the past. This is to spread the benefits of the programme to a greater range of firms who will now have the opportunity to be considered following these changes.