Fund Details
2017 Aug - New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)


About the NZIDRS

Deadline:  30 August, 2017 midnight New Zealand time

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 three years.


Criteria are non-negotiable:
  • You must hold a minimum grade equivalent to a Grade Point Average (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
  • You must 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, your start date must be after 01 July 2016
  • You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  • You must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia

Required Documents/Information:

To complete this application, you will need to upload the following documents:

  • Evidence of citizenship for every country for which you hold citizenship
  • Evidence of an unconditional offer of place for a PhD programme from a New Zealand university
  • Academic transcripts, grading scale and certificates of completion
  • Curriculum Vitae
You will also need to provide the names and emails of two academic referees for your references.

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