Friday, March 13, 2015

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)





Applications are invited for the 2015 New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS).

The NZIDRS provides full tuition fees plus a living stipend for up to 36 months for international students to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university. The NZIDRS are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand.


Value of the Scholarship
The NZIDRS covers:
  • New Zealand University tuition fees and associated student levies for 3 years
  • An annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 per year for three years (NZ$2083.33 per month for 36 months)
  • Medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually for 3 years

Approved Disciplines
Recipients can undertake PhD study in any discipline.

Approved Universities
Recipients can undertake PhD study at any of New Zealand’s eight Universities:
AUT University, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington.

Selection Criteria
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, tangible and positive effect on:
  • New Zealand’s economy, in terms of international trade and business development in key sectors
  • Or, New Zealand’s population in terms of health and safety
  • Or, Research and scholarship in the above two areas

Eligibility
You must meet ALL five eligibility criteria. These criteria are non-negotiable.
  1. You can be a citizen of any country except New Zealand, Australia or Fiji
  2. You must hold a minimum equivalent GPA of 3.6/4.0 OR an A to A+ average in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification
  3. You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  4. You must meet the requirements for direct entry into a PhD programme at a New Zealand University :this includes having completed the required academic qualifications for direct entry and meeting the requirements for English language proficiency
  5. If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 15 January 2015

Scholarship application deadline is 15 July 2015.





For further details and application please visit the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)
page.

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