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New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 2014 round of the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)

About NZIDRS

The NZIDRS 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 are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand.

The NZIDRS cover:

  • 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

Recipients 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.

Eligibility criteria

In order to receive the scholarship, you must meet ALL five of the following eligibility criterion.

1.     be a 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 your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification

3.     conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)

4.     meet the requirements for direct entry into a PhD programme 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 you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 15 January 2014

Selection criteria

The 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

How to apply

1. Download and complete the NZIDRS 2014 application form.

2. Submit your form and required documents to Education New Zealand before 15 July 2014. The Application form contains detailed instructions as to how to submit your application and documents.

All forms are provided for download below in Word Doc and Writable PFD format.

Documents for download

  • NZIDRS application form: download the word version here and the pdf version here
  • NZIDRS referee letter and report: download the word version here

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships New zealand

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships New Zealand

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships  New zealand

History or background of award
To encourage postgraduate research Victoria offers scholarships to those about to begin their doctoral studies. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.

Purpose of award
These Scholarships are intended to encourage and support doctoral study (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington. As part of the requirements of this Scholarship, the recipient is expected to contribute 150 hours per annum to the academic life of the School in which they undertake study. The purpose of this contribution is to provide them with an insight into the work undertaken by, and the expectations placed on, the academic community in the University. It also provides an opportunity to develop enduring relationships with the School. This contribution may be as a tutor, research assistant, laboratory demonstrator or supervisor, or teaching assistant.

Selection criteria
The Scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol full time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University. It is important to read the scholarship regulations available from the link above before application.

Applicants with Victoria University ‘offers of study’ of who are current Victoria University doctoral students must apply on the application form available from the link at the top of this webpage.

Please note: In most cases the process for applying for doctoral (PhD) study at Victoria and applying for a Victoria Doctoral Scholarship is one process. From 1 January 2010, for new doctoral (PhD) applicants there will be one application process for admission to the doctoral programme and University and for doctoral scholarships. The combined application form is available on the Faculty of Graduate Research Website www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/scholarships.aspx

Please note: Although funding applications will be considered from full time students seeking scholarship support for a doctoral degree for which they are already enrolled at Victoria, if you have applied for a Victoria PhD scholarship in the past, you must provide updated or additional information to apply for a second round. Such applications must be accompanied by clear strong support from supervisors.

Number of awards offered
35 each round

Value
$23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees. Conditions apply see the regulations for details.

Tenure of award
Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years. For a student who has already been enrolled for a Doctorate at Victoria for more than three months at the time when the offer of a Scholarship is made, the maximum length of tenure of the Scholarship will be reduced at the discretion of the Research Scholarships Committee.

Closing dates for applications
Tuesday 01 July 2014
1 March, 1 July and 1 November

How do students apply?
Application forms for new doctoral(PhD) students are available from the Faculty of Graduate Research
Website link http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/applying.aspx

Application forms for current doctoral students or those with an ‘offer of study’ are available from the links above.
Scholarship regulations covering both groups of applicants are also available from the links above.

The Academic Referees template is available from: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/home/admisenrol/payments/scholarships/publications/postgraduate-scholarships-referee-form.pdf

Decision makers
The University Research Scholarships Committee, a sub-committee of the University Research Council

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Offers of Victoria PhD Scholarships will be made approximately six weeks after each closing date in March, July and November of the year of application. Because some applicants may in the event decline the offer of a Scholarship with the result that further offers have to be made, it is possible that some applicants will not be finally notified of the success or otherwise of their applications three months after application. Please provide a clear and correct email address.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Scholarship recipients must sign a Postgraduate Scholarships Contract agreeing to abide by the attached regulations. Recipients shall be required to devote themselves full-time to their programme of research during the tenure of the scholarship and may not hold a position of emolument without the approval of the University Scholarships Committee. Approval may be given for scholarship recipients to undertake paid employment (usually tutoring) for up to a further 400 hours in addition to their contribution in any one calendar year. All requests to undertake part-time employment must be supported in writing by the supervisor.
Once the period of tenure of a scholarship has commenced, the University Scholarships Committee may, at its sole discretion, grant a scholarship recipient a deferment of their scholarship for a period not exceeding one year. In most cases such a deferment will coincide with a formal suspension from their doctoral enrolment.
A scholarship shall be terminated if a scholarship recipient ceases to resume the aforesaid programme of research within one month of the last day of the period of the deferment.

Additional information
Applicants, other than those who have completed all of their study at Victoria, must include a certified copy of their academic record from other institutions with this application. Applicants whose degree has been conferred at any university other than a New Zealand University will be considered in two categories:
Category 1 – applicants from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany or Australia must supply an original or certified copy of their university transcript.
Category 2 – applicants from any other country must have their transcript verified and assessed with a course by course evaluation by the educational evaluators: Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)

Who else has information about this award?
Information on applying to do a Doctorate at Victoria University of Wellington and apply for funding to do so is also available from:
www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr

General information about doctoral study is also available from this website.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

The Scholarships Office
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Phone: (04) 463 5113 or (04)463 5557
Fax:
E-mail: scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
Application Forms for New Doctoral (PhD) students
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships New Zealand

Market Economics Geography Masters Research Scholarship, New Zealand

Market Economics Geography Masters Research Scholarship, New Zealand

Market Economics Geography Masters Research Scholarship, New Zealand

The Scholarship was first established in 2005 and is funded by Market Economics Ltd, an independent New Zealand-based consultancy that specialises in market and economic analysis and environmental and ecological research.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage postgraduate research in the field of human / economic geography, including GIS, by rewarding demonstrated ability.

Selection Criteria


  • The basis of selection will be academic merit, the quality of the research proposal, and the appropriateness of the proposed research to the core interests of Market Economics. Appropriate fields of research and suggested topics may be viewed on the Market Economics website at www.marketeconomics.co.nz.
  • NOTE: Candidates must always refer to the regulations for comprehensive details about selection.

General Information


How do students apply?
Application can be accessed from the University of Auckland scholarships website.

Regulations (PDF version)

Decision makers
The Scholarship will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Director of the School of Environment (or nominee), a senior academic staff member in the field of human geography, economic geography or geographic information science and one representative of the Donor (appointed by the sponsor or trustee).

 

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Approximately six weeks after the closing date by letter or email.

 

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The recipient’s name and proposed topic will be included on Market Economics Ltd’s website.

Market Economics Ltd may require the recipient to provide an informal presentation of their completed research to Market Economics staff. Alternatively, or in addition, Market Economics may seek to attend any in-department research presentations by the recipient, if practicable.

Market Economics Ltd may request a copy of the completed research.

NOTE: Regulations are occasionally updated. Candidates must always refer to the regulations for current and comprehensive information relating to conditions of the scholarship.

Additional information

  • Applicants must have completed ENVSCI 701.
  • Applicants for the scholarship are encouraged to discuss their proposed research topic with their lecturers and the Associate Director – Academic of the School of Environment. Market Economics Ltd will also make suggestions of relevant topics and areas of research via the Associate Director- Academic.
  • Depending on the nature of the proposed research, Market Economics Ltd may choose to make relevant datasets / resources available to the recipient.
  • Preference will be given to students focussing their research on applied quantitative analysis in human or economic geography or geographic information science.
  • NOTE: Regulations are occasionally updated. Candidates must always refer to the regulations for current and comprehensive information relating to the scholarship.

Market Economics Geography Masters Research Scholarship, New Zealand

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