How to Apply for New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships 2019

How to Apply for New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships 2019

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships 2019The NZIDRS, funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, provides scholarships for international students to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university.

Scholarship Description

Host Institution(s)

New Zealand Universities: AUT University, Massey University, and Victoria University of Wellington

Level/Field(s) of Study

Relevant PhD Degree Programme in any discipline offered by participating Universities in New Zealand

Number of Scholarships

About 8 awards

Target Group

International students who are not citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia.

Scholarship value/Inclusions/Duration

The NZIDRS covers the following for a TOTAL of three years: university tuition fees and associated student levies, an annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 (tax-free), and medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually.

Eligibility Criteria

You must meet ALL five eligibility criteria.

These criteria are non-negotiable.

  1. You 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
  2. You must have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university
  3. If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 1 July 2017
  4. You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  5. You must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia.

Application Process

Applications are currently closed.

Please visit the Study In New Zealand webpage to apply for this scholarship.

IMPORTANT NOTE: APPLY for the NZIDRS ONLY if you meet ALL eligibility criteria, if you can provide ALL required documents by the deadline, or  if your proposed research clearly aligns with the selection criteria.

Application Deadline

15 July 2018 (annual)
Study in: New Zealand
Course starts 2018/2019

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to download the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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