New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS), 2017

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New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS), 2017

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

The scholarship aims 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 Benefits

  • 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


August 30, 2017


To be eligible for this scholarship, 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
  • have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university
  • – If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, be prepared to start after 01 July 2016
  • conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  • not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia
  • score high in IELTS.


To apply for New Zealand International Post Graduate Research Scholarships, you’re required to note the following:

  1. If your application must be considered, you must propose research that has a clear, direct and 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 either of the above two areas
  1. Apply online by using the links below:

Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.

For more information: Check Scholarship Official Page


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