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New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Closing date: 15/07/2008
New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships(NZIDRS) are a significant educational opportunity.

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World Class Opportunity
New Zealand institutions provide the opportunity to study under internationally recognised academics and researchers in a wide range of disciplines. Qualifications attained from a New Zealand university rank with the best internationally. New Zealand degrees have a reputation globally for being practical, modern and desirable. In some niche areas, such as biotechnology, forensic science and marine engineering, New Zealand degrees are acknowledged as world-leading. Students educated in the New Zealand education environment are earning a reputation as a new breed of innovative thinkers and are enjoying success the world over.

Entitlements under the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships are as follows:

Full tuition fees for three (3) years of full-time doctoral study
NZ$20,500 per annum living allowance (NZ$1708.33 per month)
Up to NZ$600 per annum health insurance allowance
NZ$2000 (across 3 year tenure) travel allowance. This is intended to be used for conference attendance and field research
NZ$800 (across 3 year tenure) book and thesis allowance
NZ$500 One-off establishment allowance. Only to be paid to those students who are travelling to NZ specifically to take up the NZIDRS. No student already located in NZ is eligible to receive this amount
Additional funds are not available to support accompanying dependants
Please note :

The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) are open to all International Students meeting the eligibility criteria.
Prospective candidates are advised to start corresponding with academics in the relevant departments of New Zealand universities regarding the availability of appropriate supervision well in advance of submitting their application papers. Evidence that supervision is available is required as a part of the NZIDRS application process. Please see the ‘NZIDRS Terms & Conditions’ for further information.

In 2008, NZIDRS Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Tuesday the 15th of July (NZ Time).

No applications will be considered by the Selection Panel if they arrive after the stated close date.

Application and Further Information


  1. abebaw says:

    i am an M. Ed graduate from haramayaunivesity in october 2008 with a cummulative GPA of 4.00 and carried out a thesis research entitled evaluation of implementation of biology curriculum in Dessie college of Teachers education. i am full of great ambition to join the PhD program in either cell biology, ecology orphysiology. i can post all the necessary education documents and the recommendations from instructors of Haramaya university, ethiopia.

  2. Mulindwa yasin says:

    Hi am by names of mulindwa yasin from Uganda and i would like you to tell me whether i can get a post graduate scholarship there in New Zealand.I offer chemistry,Agriculture and biology.
    I will be glad when you reply me Sir/madam.

  3. hamidreza kheiri says:

    Dear sir
    . My name is hamidreza kheiri, a MSc of Agricultural Biotechnology. My M.Sc. Dissertation was entitled:Transformation of ?-1,3 endo glucanase(bgn3.1)gene to canola and confirmation of the gene expration in transgenic plants by molecular techniques at the moment i work on effect extract midicine plants that growth in iran on growth promastigote leishmania major in pastor anistito in iran . I am very much interested in molecular biology and I am very keen to do PhD in New Zealand with fellowship.
    So kindly guide me the best u can to avail a PhD program in
    New Zealand .

  4. zainab fakhr says:

    i have done masters in english literature and done cae from cambridge university,can i do phd?

  5. muhammad nawaz says:

    i m a double masters in english literature and linguitics respectively. can i have an offer of scholarship for PH.D.?

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