New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) 2014-2015

The NZIDRS (New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships) 2014-2015 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 (and PMSA Scholarships) are funded by the New Zealand Government  and administered by Education New Zealand.

Awardees can undertake PhD study in any discipline at any of New Zealand eight Universities:
AUT University, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington.

Study in: New Zealand
Host Institution: New Zealand Government
Course Level: Doctoral Degree, PhD
Course Starts: 2014

new zealand international doctoral research scholarships

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) 2014-2015

CLOSING DATE: July 15, 2014

Field of Study(s):

Awardees can undertake PhD study in any discipline at any of New Zealand eight Universities:

  • AUT University,
  • Lincoln University,
  • Massey University,
  • University of Auckland,
  • University of Canterbury,
  • University of Otago,
  • University of Waikato,
  • Victoria University of Wellington.

Target Group:

International students, citizen of any country except New Zealand, Australia and Fiji, wanting to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university.

Eligibility:

In order to receive this international research scholarships, applicants must meet ALL five of the following eligibility criterion.

  1. Citizen of any country except New Zealand, Australia and Fiji
  2. Hold a minimum equivalent 3.6/4.0 GPA OR A / A+ average in their most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification
  3. Conduct their PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  4. Meet the requirements for direct entry into a PhD program 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 applicants have commenced their PhD studies in New Zealand, their start date must be after 15 January 2014

This international scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and the impact of the proposed research for New Zealand. Research projects should have a tangible, 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

What does it cover:

The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) provides:

  • Full University tuition fees and associated student levies for 3 years
  • An annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 or NZ$2083.33 per month for 36 months
  • Medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually for 3 years

How to apply:

  1. Download and complete the NZIDRS 2014 application form (link below).
  2. Submit completed application form and required documents to Education New Zealand before 15 July 2014. The Application form contains detailed instructions as to how to submit application and documents.

Source & further information on New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) 2014/2015:

Official Invitation

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