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Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open30-Apr-2016
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What is Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship 2016?

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 Christchurch rebuild programme. These include Construction, Engineering, Telecommunications, ICT and Science.

After completing a post graduate qualification at Level 7 or above in Christchurch, the Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship recipients may have opportunities to undertake internships or gain employment in companies which are experiencing growth due to the current economic climate. In 2014, Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarships worth NZD$150,000 were awarded to Fifteen top Indian students. They are now studying postgraduate courses directly related to the Christchurch rebuild.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

 Indian graduates wishing to study post graduate level at Christchurch in New Zealand.

How can you apply ?

Applications should be made directly to the chosen provider or through a New Zealand Specialist Education Agent based in India. (See for details)

Terms and Conditions

Total Value of Skills Scholarships to be awarded

There is a maximum scholarship pool of NZ$104,000 (approximately 4.5 million rupees) available for suitably qualified and experienced students.

Ten skills scholarships will be offered, relating to specific disciplines aligned to Christchurch skills shortage areas such as Construction, Engineering, ICT and Science.

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.

The scholarships will be offered over 2 intakes for students starting in semester 1 and semester 2 2016.

Successful applicants must be able to prove that they are able to meet all costs over and above the amount of the scholarship awarded, including remaining tuition and all living costs for the period of study. Details
on living costs, medical requirements and police clearances can be found at

Selection Process

Scholarship applications are to be made directly the student’s chosen institution at the same time as applying for their preferred course. Each institution will select its top applicants to forward on to an
independent selection board. The selection board is comprised of a representative each from Canterbury Development Corporation, Christchurch Educated and Education New Zealand.

Application dates and decision time frames are outlined in the next section.

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