New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships
New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) are
open to all international students who meet the eligibility criteria.
NZIDRS scholarships include:
full tuition fees for three years of full-time doctoral study
NZ$20,500 per annum living allowance (NZ$1708.33 per month).
up to NZ$600 annual health insurance allowance
NZ$2000 (across 3 year tenure) travel allowance. This is intended to be
used for conference attendance and field research
NZ$800 (across 3 year tenure) book and thesis allowance
NZ$500 one-off establishment allowance. Only to be paid to those
students who are travelling to NZ specifically to take up the NZIDRS. No
student already located in NZ is eligible to receive this amount.
Additional funds are not available to support accompanying dependants.
Evidence of available supervision
You need to show evidence that academic supervision is available when
you apply for this scholarship. Applicants should contact the relevant
university departments to confirm the availability of appropriate
supervision before submitting their applications. Please see the terms
and conditions for more information.
NZIDRS application close date
The NZIDRS closes to applications on the 15th of July each year.
Applications will be accepted from early May until 5pm (NZ time) on
Thursday the 15th of July 2010. Please note that NZIDRS applications
received after the closing date and/or incomplete applications will not
be considered by the selection panel under any circumstances. This is
Find out more
If you have questions about the NZIDR scholarships, please contact the
Education New Zealand Scholarships Manager -
NZIDRS terms and conditions (PDF)
NZIDRS application form (Word doc)
NZIDRS guidelines & frequently asked questions (PDF)