Prime Minister's Business Scholarships

The Prime Minister's Business Scholarships enable New Zealand’s business leaders to attend world-class learning institutions and develop international best-practice business management skills.

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Awarded annually since 2010, the Scholarships have been confirmed for 2018 with a few key changes to who can apply.

The Scholarships provide senior managers, business owners and executives business with opportunities to develop skills, build valuable networks and enhance business capability.

The Scholarships fund 50% of the cost of study at a world-class learning institution – up to a maximum value of $110,000.

Applications open each year in late May.

Changes in 2018

In 2018, as well as accepting applications from New Zealand-based firms with an international focus, applications were accepted from managers at New Zealand-based firms with a domestic focus.

These applications needed to show the firm’s commitment to lifting productivity through changes to its business practices and relate this to the scholarship-funded area of study.

Another change in 2018 was limiting eligibility to firms that had previously received less than 3 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships. This change was intended to spread the benefits of the programme to a greater range of firms.



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