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NZ-GRADS New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarship

Key information

Value: $124,600 NZD total value

Closing date: 01 Aug 2020

Number of awards: 6

* Please note tuition fees have been rounded off. Values may differ.

Eligibility Criteria

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions is delighted to launch the new NZ-GRADS programme. If you are from a developing country and are ready to complete your PhD in science, you can do it in New Zealand for free.

The NZ-GRADS Scholarship covers the following for a total of three years (36 months):

  • New Zealand University annual tuition fees and associated student levies up to a total of $10,000 NZD per year
  • An annual living stipend of $28,000 NZD per year (tax free)
  • Medical insurance cover up to $700 NZD per year
  • Visa application costs to a maximum of $1,000
  • Return flights to New Zealand up to a maximum of $6,000
  • Book and thesis preparation allowance of up to $1,500

Please see the below list of eligible countries. If your country is not listed, please contact scholarship@enz.govt.nz as you may still be eligible or check here for the full list: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2018/02/weodata/groups.htm#oem 

Who can apply?

Afghan
Albanian
Algerian
Angolan
Antigua Citizens
Argentinean
Armenian
Aruban
Azerbaijani
Bahamian
Bahraini
Bangladeshi
Barbadian
Basotho
Belarusian
Belizean
Beninese
Bhutanese
Bolivian
Bosnia Citizens
Brazilian
Bruneian
Bulgarian
Burkinabe
Burmese
Burundi
Cambodian
Cameroonian
Cape Verde Islands Citizens
Central African
Chadian
Chilean
Chinese - China
Colombian
Comoran
Congolese - Congo
Costa Rican
Croatian
Democratic Republic of Congo Citizens
Djiboutian
Dominican - Dominica
Dominican - Dominican Republic
Ecuadorian
Egyptian
Emirati
Equitorial Guinea Citizens
Eritrean
Eswatini
Ethiopian
Fijian
Gabonese
Gambian
Georgian
Ghanaian
Grenadian
Guatemalan
Guinea - Bissau Citizens
Guinean - Guinea
Guyanese
Haitian
Honduran
Hungarian
I-Kiribati
Indian
Indonesian
Iranian
Iraqi
Jamaican
Jordanian
Kazakhstani
Kenyan
Kosovan
Kuwaiti
Kyrgyzstani
Laotian
Lebanese
Libyan - Liberia
Libyan - Libya
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malawian
Malaysian
Maldivian
Malian
Marshallese
Mauritanian
Mauritian
Mexican
Micronesian
Moldovan
Mongolian
Montenegrin
Moroccan
Motswana
Mozambican
Namibian
Nauruan
Nepalese
Ni-Vanuatu
Nicaraguan
Nigerian
Nigerien
Omani
Pakistani
Palauan
Panamanian
Papua New Guinean
Paraguayan
Peruvian
Philippine
Polish
Qatari
Romanian
Russian
Rwandan
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincentian
Salvadoran
Samoan
Sao Tomean
Saudi Arabian
Senegalese
Serbian
Seychellois
Sierra Leonean
Solomon Islander
Somali
South African
South Sudanese
Sri Lankan
St. Kitts Nevis Citizens
Sudanese
Surinamese
Syrian
Tajikistani
Tanzanian
Thai
Timor-Leste/East Timor Citizens
Togolese
Tongan
Trinidad Tobago Citizens
Tunisian
Turkish
Turkmen
Tuvaluan
Ugandan
Ukrainian
Uruguayan
Uzbek
Venezuelan
Vietnamese
Yemeni - Yemen
Zambian

How to apply?

To apply you must:

  • Be from a developing country (as defined by the World Trade Organisation here) and
  • Your PhD research topic must be related to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems

Click on the application link (top right), create a username and password and use the search function to find the NZ-GRADS New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarship application.

What are the benefits?

  • You can bring your family to live in New Zealand with you:
    • Your partner or spouse will be able to apply for an open work visa for the duration of your studies
    • You will be able to enrol your children as domestic students in New Zealand’s free state schools
  • You will be studying at a top New Zealand University or Research Institute.
  • You will be actively supported through various extension and networking events hosted in New Zealand.
  • You may be able to work alongside your studies, as PhD students studying in New Zealand usually have unlimited work rights.
  • You will be supported when you arrive, as New Zealand is a very welcoming country and there are systems in place to help you and your family settle in. 
  • You get to live in New Zealand! NZ is famous for its relaxed pace of life, unbeatable outdoor lifestyle and excellent work/life balance. We work hard but make time for family, friends and enjoying our beautiful environment.

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