New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarships 2023 for Students from Developing Countries (Fully Funded)

New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarships

Apply for New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarships (NZ-GRADS). NZ-GRADS is a PhD scholarship offered to science students from developing countries to complete their PhD at a New Zealand.

Eligibility Criteria 

To apply you must:

  1. Be from a developing country (as defined by the International Monetary Fund); and
  2. Have completed a Master-level qualification or the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with honours in one of the following topics: agriculture, soil science, microbiology, genetics, environmental modelling, plant science, environmental chemistry/science, or other related fields.

New Zealand

Benefits 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)


  1. Taips for successful YALI RLC Application
  2. United Nations Internship Programme for African Students 2022
  3. Commonwealth Young Professional Programme – Multiple Positions
  4. Schwarzman Scholars Program 2023 for Students Worldwide

Other benefits:

  • You can bring your family to live in NZ 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 NZ.
  • You may be able to work alongside your studies, as PhD students studying in NZ 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.

Application Deadline

The deadline for application submission is on 30th September 2022

Application Process

Apply here

It is important to go through all
application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

For more information: Visit NZ-GRADS Award Webpage

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