Must hold a minimum grade equivalent to a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale OR an A to A+ average in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification.
Must have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university.
Must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance).
Must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia.
If the applicant have commenced his/her PhD studies in New Zealand, the date must be after 01 July 2015.
The Education New Zealand Foundation is offering an International Doctoral Research Scholarship for researchers that wish to undergo research at any of New Zealand’s universities. The scholarship offers ten awards that covers the annual tuition fees and associated student levies.
Purpose of award
The scholarship aims to attract and retain the best international researchers to New Zealand. The scholarship provides full tuition fees and a living stipend for up to 3 years.
Value of the Scholarship
The NZIDRS covers the following for a TOTAL of three years (36 months):
Who Can Apply?
The NZIDRS is a prestigious, highly competitive scholarship. It is awarded based on academic excellence and the benefit of the candidate’s proposed research to New Zealand. Recipients of this award will have an academic record placing them within the top 5% of PhD candidates worldwide.
The NZIDRS are awarded based on academic excellence and the impact of the PhD research for New Zealand. Applications must propose research that has a clear, direct and tangible positive effect on:
Applications are welcomed from eligible candidates undertaking relevant research in any discipline.
Recipients can undertake PhD study at any of New Zealand’s eight Universities, all of which rank within the world’s top 500:
AUT University, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington.
Education New Zealand, in collaboration with its industry partners, is tasked with growing the economic value of New Zealand’s international education industry to achieve the Government’s target of doubling its current value of NZD 2.5 billion by 2025.
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