Applications for the Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarships are now accepted. This scholarship only open to Indian students who will be undertaking post-graduate program one of participating Christchurch tertiary institutions. The winning candidates may expect to receive up to NZ$104,000. To apply, the application packet must be received no later than 30th September 2015 and 15th March 2016.
Christchurch New Zealand is experiencing an economic boom as a result of the $30 billion being invested in rebuilding New Zealand’s second largest city. As a result of the unprecedented scale of the rebuild programme, the city’s economy needs new migrants with specific skills and knowledge to address critical labour shortages. The Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship programme is targeted at Indian graduates wishing to study at post graduate level in Christchurch in specific disciplines which are aligned to clearly identified skill shortage areas associated with the rebuild programme such as Construction, Engineering, ICT and Science.
There is a maximum scholarship pool of NZ$104,000 available for suitably qualified and experienced students. The Christchurch Mayoral Scholarships (2 X $12,000 each) are presented by Mayor Lianne Dalziel to two students who display outstanding merit in their qualifications and professional fields. In addition, there are a further eight $10,000 Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarships available for students who demonstrate exemplary standards in their qualifications.
Level and Area of Studies
Post-graduate degree in specific disciplines which are aligned to clearly identified skill shortage areas associated with the rebuild programme such as Construction, Engineering, ICT and Science.
Place of Study
The study will be taken in New Zealand.
Eligibility and Criteria
This Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarships are exclusively open to graduates of reputable tertiary institutions in India who:
- Already hold an undergraduate qualification related to one of the identified skill shortage areas
- Are able to meet all student visa requirements in order to undertake postgraduate study in New Zealand
- Can obtain an offer of place for an approved programme of study from one of the participating Christchurch tertiary institutions.
- Applications may be made directly with Christchurch Educated or through a New Zealand Specialist Education Agent based in India.
Indian citizens may apply those Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarships.
The application form can be downloaded at the website and application link below.
30th September 2015 and 15th March 2016.