Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to postgraduate and undergraduate students for 2018.

NIWA and the Ministry for Primary Industries scholarships

N.B. These scholarships can be offered only to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. More information can be found below, and in the linked documents at the bottom of the page. 

Postgraduate scholarships in quantitative fisheries science 

In collaboration with NIWA, the Ministry for Primary Industries is offering postgraduate scholarships for Masters students in the field of quantitative fisheries science, particularly stock assessment modelling.

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. 

Scholarships available:

Masters – up to $20,000 p/a for up to two years 

Postgraduate scholarship applications for the 2018 academic year close 20 September 2017.

Past and current thesis topics: please see the attachment below. 

NIWA/MPI Postgraduate fisheries scholarships [PDF 57 KB]

List of MPI/NIWA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients and Thesis Topics (July 2017) [PDF 24 KB]

Undergraduate scholarships in quantitative marine biology 

The Ministry for Primary Industries is offering undergraduate scholarships to students interested in a double major in mathematics or statistics combined with biology or marine biology.

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. Applicants with a strong quantitative background will be favoured. 

Scholarships available: 

Scholarships are awarded as $5000 to support the final year of undergraduate study.

Undergraduate scholarship applications for the 2018 academic year close 30 November 2017.

MPI Undergraduate fisheries scholarships [PDF 21 KB]

For further information about these scholarships, including potential thesis topics, please contact:

Dr Andy McKenzie (NIWA)
andy.mckenzie@niwa.co.nz
Phone: (04) 386 0843  

Dr Rich Ford (Ministry for Primary Industries)
richard.ford@mpi.govt.nz
Phone: (04) 819-4664