Pacific Education Foundation Scholarships (PEF)

Applications are now open and close on 21 February 2020.

Applicants are advised to read the guide before completing an application form.

Pacific Education Foundation Scholarship guide [PDF, 99 KB]

Applicants can apply online, or by completing a PDF form:

Pacific Education Foundation Scholarship – online application form (external link)

Pacific Education Foundation Scholarship – PDF application form [PDF, 127 KB]

To be eligible for these scholarships, you must be enrolled in a tertiary institution in New Zealand, be of Pacific Island descent and be a New Zealand citizen or resident. There are two types of scholarships available.

Undergraduate Scholarships

PEF will award scholarships for undergraduate study in any field, recipients will receive a grant of $5,000. Applications from mature students are welcome.

Postgraduate Scholarships

PEF will award scholarships for postgraduate study in any field, recipients will receive a grant of $10,000. Applications from mature students are welcome.

About PEF

PIPEF was established in 1972 (renamed to PEF in 2016) to encourage Pacific students into further education and is funded by the Ministry of Education. The Foundation’s board members reflect the modern Pacific Island community and its various cultures.

Ko 'etau ngaue fakatahataha te tau ikuna ai, "working together we will succeed”.

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