New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarships (NZ-GRADS) 2020

NZ-GRADS is a PhD scholarship offered to science students from developing countries to complete their PhD at a New Zealand university for the 2020/2021 academic year.

New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarships Eligibility

To apply you must:

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

Value and Duration of Award: The 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 (one-off)

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 Organisation.
  • 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. Read more about how communities in NZ will support you.
  • 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.

How to Apply for New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarships

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should APPLY HERE.


For more information, visit the New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarships.

Application Deadline: 1st August 2020


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