Applications are invited for New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS). The NZIDRS are open for international students to undertake Ph.D. study at a New Zealand university.

The scholarship aims to attract and retain the best international researchers to New Zealand.

The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship (NZIDRS) is a Government funded scholarship, administered by Education New Zealand.

Applicants 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. As a general rule, for those wishing to complete a postgraduate qualification an overall IELTS score of 6.5 and no band less than 6.0 is the minimum required.

Deadline:30 August 2017
Study in:New Zealand
Providers:Government funded scholarship
Course Level:PhD degree programme
Field of Study:All subjects
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Approved Universities

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.

Scholarship Awards:

The NZIDRS covers the following for a TOTAL of three years (36 months):

  • New Zealand University annual tuition fees and associated student levies
  • An annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 per year (tax-free)
  • Medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually

Number of Awards: Eight scholarships are available.

Eligibility: 

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. In order to apply for the NZIDRS applicants must meet all five eligibility criteria. These criteria are non-negotiable.

  • Applicants 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
  • Applicants must have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) Ph.D. programme at a New Zealand university
  • If applicants have commenced their Ph.D. studies in New Zealand, their start date must be after 01 July 2016
  • Applicants must conduct their Ph.D. study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  • Applicants must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia.

Nationality:

International students can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants 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.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: As a general rule, for those wishing to complete a postgraduate qualification an overall IELTS score of 6.5 and no band less than 6.0 is the minimum required. 

 


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