Scholarships for Pacific learners
Find out where to look for scholarships for Pacific learners.
Scholarships may pay your costs, such as fees or accommodation, or give you a grant of money to support your study. Here’s where to find scholarships for Pacific people and where to get help.
Find scholarships for Pacific people online
Search StudySpy's scholarship information
Search StudySpy’s website for New Zealand and international Pacific scholarships by location, study level, provider and ethnicity.
Visit websites with scholarships for Pacific people
For general Pacific scholarships:
For Pacific scholarships for specific areas of study or training:
- Education.govt.nz website - Pacific Education Foundation Scholarships
- Le Va website - Pacific mental health and addiction workforce scholarships
- Libraries Aotearoa website - library and information scholarships
- Māori and Pasifika Trades Training website - information about scholarships and support
- MacDiarmid Institute - scholarships and support for Pacific science students
- Ministry of Health website - Pacific Health Scholarships
- Ministry for Pacific Peoples website - Toloa Fund including scholarships for study in STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and maths
Look on education providers' websites
Visit education providers’ websites to find out about their scholarships.
You can use our courses database to find contact details for education providers, and see samples of scholarships that relate to specific courses.
Search Generosity New Zealand’s database
You can search Generosity New Zealand’s givME database for scholarships. You can access the database at:
- Citizens Advice Bureaus, public libraries and community centres
- some secondary schools, universities and polytechnics.
Where else to find out about scholarships for Pacific people
You can also 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 16 Jan 2023