NZ – CN Doctoral Research Scholarship Programme Open for Application

The New Zealand – China Doctoral Research Scholarship Programme, which was launched by the New Zealand and Chinese Governments alongside the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in April 2008, is a full scholarship package funded by the two countries. It funds a three year research programme at PhD level.

The scholarship funding covers full tuition fees, a monthly living allowance (NZ$1708 per month), a travel allowance (NZ$2,000 over the full tenure of the award), a health insurance allowance (NZ$600), and a book and thesis allowance (NZ$800 over the full tenure of the award). There is also an additional establishment allowance (NZ$500).

Chinese students and scholars must apply through China Scholarship Council. Detailed information about this scholarship programme, including Terms and Conditions and application forms can be found on their website:

The contact person at China Scholarship Council for this scholarship programme is:

Ms CHEN Chen
Scholarship Officer, China Scholarship Council
Tel: 0086 10 6609 3949

Chinese applicants would need to make contact with NZ universities and obtain a support letter from a PhD supervisor, prior to applying for the scholarship through China Scholarship Council. The websites for the eight NZ universities are:

Auckland University of Technology
Lincoln University
Massey University
University of Auckland
University of Canterbury
University of Waikato
Victoria University of Wellington
University of Otago

For information about the future selection rounds, including the updated application forms, and Terms and Conditions, please visit the following website at:

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