THE NEW Zealand government is offering scholarships to cover the entire costs of doctoral study at a university in New Zealand.
Eligible candidates must fulfil conditions for admission to a doctoral study programme at a New Zealand university. Candidates should contact their chosen university and submit their research proposal there. Documents confirming the equivalence of the candidate's education with American (ECE) or British (UK NARIC) standards must be provided by the candidate. An English language certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, CAE) not more than two years old is also required. The scholarship is awarded for a period of three years and includes tuition fees, a living allowance of approximately $NZ1,700 per month, a $NZ2,000 research travel allowance, health insurance and $NZ800 as a contribution towards the cost of books and a thesis. Deadline for applications: 15 July 2008; applications must be delivered to the Education New Zealand government agency before 17:00. For more information, see www.newzealandeducated.com/scholarships.