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.
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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