February 3, 2020   •   News


Please note that this call for applications is now closed.

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, apply here to do it in New Zealand for free.

What is it?

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 (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 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. Read more about how NZ communities will support you here.
  • 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.

Are you eligible?

To apply you must:

  1. Be from a developing country, and
  2. Your PhD research topic must be related to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems.

Apply here – Applications close 1 August 2020, so apply now to ensure you don’t miss out.