Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation Scholarships (PIPEF)

Apply now for the Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation (PIPEF) Scholarships open to Pasifika students enrolled in tertiary study in New Zealand. Applications for the PIPEF Scholarships in 2017 are now closed.

To be eligible for these scholarships, you must be enrolled in a tertiary institution in New Zealand and be a New Zealand citizen or resident of Pacific Island decent. For more details see the guidelines and regulations for each scholarship.

Individual scholarships (Closed)

Each year PIPEF awards individual scholarships to Pasifika applicants. These are valued at up to $950 each.

Postgraduate scholarship (Closed)

This is a $2,000 scholarship to a postgraduate student studying to benefit Polynesian peoples.

PIPEF Scholarships for mature students

There are up to 10 scholarships of $1,000 each. These are awarded to mature students (students who are 25 years old and over) studying at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.


PIPEF was established in 1972 to encourage pasifika students into further education and is funded by the Ministry of Education. 

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

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