Scholarships for Pacific learners
Find out where to look for scholarships for Pacific learners.
Scholarships may pay costs, such as fees or accommodation, or give you money to support your study.
Find scholarships for Pacific people online
StudySpy's scholarship information
Search StudySpy’s website for New Zealand and international Pacific scholarships by location, study level, provider and ethnicity.
Websites with scholarships for Pacific people
General Pacific scholarships:
Pacific scholarships for specific areas of study or training:
- Education.govt.nz - Pacific Education Foundation Scholarships
- Fidelity Life - Kowhai scholarship for training to be a financial advisor
- GCSB - STEM scholarship for Māori or Pacific person who identifies as female
- Le Va - Pacific mental health and addiction workforce scholarships
- Libraries Aotearoa - library and information scholarships
- Māori and Pasifika Trades Training - information about scholarships and support
- MacDiarmid Institute - scholarships and support for Pacific science students
- Ministry of Health - Pacific Health Scholarships
- Ministry for Pacific Peoples - Toloa Fund including scholarships for study in STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and maths
- Whitirea - Penguin Random House and Māori and Pacific Publishing Scholarships
Education providers' websites
Visit education providers’ websites to find out about their scholarships.
You can use our courses database to find website addresses and contact details for education providers, and see samples of scholarships.
Generosity New Zealand’s database
Search Generosity New Zealand’s givME database for scholarships. Access the database at:
- Citizens Advice Bureaus, public libraries and community centres
- some secondary schools, universities and polytechnics.
Who to ask about scholarships for Pacific people
Find out about scholarships from:
- your school careers adviser
- Pacific student support and liaison officers at the places where you're interested in studying
- community and church leaders, and your 'aiga.
Updated 30 Nov 2023