Master Scholarship Program

Ministry for Primary Industries and NIWA has an opening master scholarship. To be eligible, candidates must hold New Zealander citizenship. The deadline for applying is September 20, 2015.

In collaboration with NIWA, the Ministry for Primary Industries is offering masters scholarships. The scholarships were established in 2006 to allow graduate students to develop expertise in quantitative fisheries science in New Zealand.

The research undertaken will contribute to quantitative fisheries research programmes with particular emphasis on the assessment of fish stock modelling. The Ministry for Primary Industries wishes to develop this area of research, as there is a shortage of trained quantitative fisheries graduates in New Zealand to undertake research and contribute to the sustainable use of fisheries.

For undergraduate level: Scholarships, when awarded will be paid out in two lump sums, one at the start of semester one and the following at the start of semester two dependent on acceptable grades having been received. This may include gathering all scholarship recipients together to talk about their future prospects. The form of this relationship building is yet to be finalised.
Students are encouraged to apply for additional scholarships that cover the payment of fees.
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.
Application Requirements
For undergraduate level applicants enrolled in a minimum of 1 statistics or mathematics course in 2nd year, and 2 statistics or mathematics courses, as well as a marine biology course in 3rd year are eligible and encouraged to apply.

For Postgraduate Level: Applicants need to be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
- Study must be undertaken within New Zealand (with the possibility of some course work being undertaken through an Australian university).
- You must be eligible to undertake an MSc at any New Zealand university.
- You must undertake full-time study.
- A suitable university supervisor and NIWA or MPI technical advisor must be agreed prior to stage 2 of the application (organizing a potential University supervisor is desirable but not necessary for stage 1).
- Study must commence within 6 months of receiving this scholarship.
- You may hold other scholarships but these must be disclosed to the Ministry for Primary Industries.
How to apply?
Applications should be sent via e-mail.
Postgraduate scholarship applications for the 2016 academic year close 20th September 2015.
Undergraduate scholarship applications for the 2016 academic year close 30th November 2015.
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