Apply For 100% New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships For International Students, 2016

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Applications are currently on for the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship (NZIDRS) funded by the Government of New Zealand. The aim of the scholarship is to attract and retain the best international researchers to New Zealand. The scholarship provides full tuition fees and a living stipend for up to 3 years.

Scholarship Value

  • 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


The scholarship awarded based on academic excellence and the impact of the PhD research for New Zealand.

In addition candidates must meet the following requirements;

  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 01 July 2015
  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

Interested and qualified candidates are to download are to download and complete the application form and submit to Education New Zealand:

+64 4 472 0788

Level 5, 160 Lambton Quay
PO Box 12041
Wellington 6144
New Zealand

along side the relevant documents contained below;

NZIDRS 2016 Referee Letter and Report

NZIDRS 2016 Provisional Supervision Form

NZIDRS 2016 Required Document Checklist

Application Deadline

Application deadline is 15 July 2016.

For more information, visit the official page.

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