Postgraduate and Undergraduate Fisheries Scholarships for New Zealand Citizens, 2017

In collaboration with National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), the Ministry for Primary Industries is offering Fisheries scholarships for New Zealand students. These scholarships are available for pursuing a postgraduate and undergraduate programme at any New Zealand university.

The Ministry for Primary Industries wishes to develop this area of research, as there is a shortage of trained quantitative graduates in New Zealand to undertake research and contribute to the sustainable use of fisheries.

NIWA, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, is a Crown Research Institute established in 1992. NIWA’s mission is to conduct leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet.

Applicants with a strong quantitative background, particularly in applied statistics will be favoured.

Scholarship can be taken in the New Zealand

Postgraduate fisheries scholarships: Applicants with majors or minors in mathematics, statistics, or biology are encouraged to apply. Applicants with a strong quantitative background, particularly in applied statistics will be favoured. The number of scholarships available is dependent on the suitability of applicants.

Undergraduate fisheries scholarships: Applicants enrolled in a minimum of 1 statistics or mathematics course in the 2nd year, and 2 statistics or mathematics courses, as well as a marine biology course in the 3rd year are eligible and encouraged to apply. Applicants with a strong quantitative background will be favoured.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants with a strong quantitative background, particularly in applied statistics will be favoured.

Nationality:

Scholarships can be offered only to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

What is the study subject?:

Postgraduate scholarships are for Masters students in the field of quantitative fisheries science, particularly stock assessment modelling. Undergraduate scholarships are offered to students interested in a double major in mathematics or statistics combined with biology or marine biology.

The necessary course level:

Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate programme at any New Zealand university.

How much is the scholarship award?:

For masters scholarships up to $20,000 p/a for up to two years and for undergraduate scholarships $5000 are awarded to support the final year of undergraduate study.

Criteria to be eligible:

Applicants must meet the following guidelines

How to apply this scholarship?:

Applications should be sent via e-mail.

Scholarship Deadline: Postgraduate scholarship applications close 20 September 2016 and Undergraduate scholarship applications close 30 November 2016.

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