New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarships (NZ-GRADS) for International Students


NZ-GRADS is a PhD scholarship offered to science students from developing countries to complete their PhD at a New Zealand university.


The scholarship covers the following for a total of three years (36 months):

  • New Zealand University annual tuition fees and associated student levies up to a total of $10,000 NZD per year

  • An annual living stipend of $28,000 NZD per year (tax free)

  • Medical insurance cover up to $700 NZD per year

  • Visa application costs to a maximum of $1,000

  • Return flights to New Zealand up to a maximum of $6,000

  • Book and thesis preparation allowance of up to $1,500 (one-off)