International Scholarships

Sunday, April 1, 2007

[New Zeland] New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships(NZIDRS) are a significant educational opportunity.

World Class Opportunity

New Zealand institutions provide the opportunity to study under internationally recognised academics and researchers in a wide range of disciplines. Qualifications attained from a New Zealand university rank with the best internationally. New Zealand degrees have a reputation globally for being practical, modern and desirable. In some niche areas, such as biotechnology, forensic science and marine engineering, New Zealand degrees are acknowledged as world-leading. Students educated in the New Zealand education environment are earning a reputation as a new breed of innovative thinkers and are enjoying success the world over.

Over the next two years the scholarship programme will be expanded progressively. From 2007, up to 100 doctoral and 100 undergraduate students will be studying under the programme.

Entitlements under the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships are as follows:

* Full tuition fees for three (3) years of full-time doctoral study
* NZ$18,000 per annum living allowance (NZ$1500 per month)
* Up to NZ$600 per annum health insurance allowance
* NZ$2000 (across 3 year tenure) travel allowance. This is intended to be used for conference attendance and field research
* NZ$800 (across 3 year tenure) book and thesis allowance
* NZ$500 One-off establishment allowance. Only to be paid to those students who are travelling to NZ specifically to take up the NZIDRS.
* No student already located in NZ is eligible to receive this amount Additional funds are not available to support accompanying dependants Please note :

The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) are open to all International Students meeting the eligibility criteria. Prospective candidates are advised to start corresponding with academics in the relevant departments of New Zealand universities regarding the availability of appropriate supervision well in advance of submitting their application papers. Evidence that supervision is available is required as a part of the NZIDRS application process. Please see the 'NZIDRS Terms &Conditions' for further information.

In 2007, NZIDRS Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Monday the 16th of July (NZ Time).
No applications will be considered by the Selection Panel if they arrive after the stated close date.

Should you have any questions regarding the New Zealand International Docotral Research Scholarships, please contact the Education New Zealand Scholarships Manager at

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