Christchurch Educated, New Zealand Skills Scholarships – 2014

christchurch_educatedThe 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 rebuild programme such as Construction, Engineering, ICT and Science. The programme is supported by Education New Zealand and the Canterbury Development Corporation, the economic development agency of the Christchurch City Council. The Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarships on offer are designed to address specific skills shortages and therefore the approved courses of study associated with the programme are directly related to these areas of need.

Skill Shortage Areas
The skill shortage areas are:

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • ICT
  • Science

Who can apply
Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarships are available to graduates of reputable tertiary institutions in India who:
(a)    Already hold an undergraduate qualification related to one of the identified skill shortage areas (see the Canterbury Skill Shortage List: 9C890E64CFA7/0/canterburyskillshortagelist.pdfand the Long Term Skill Shortage List: 7041a727a9d5/0/1093.pdffor details); AND
(b)    Are able to meet all student visa requirements in order to undertake postgraduate study in New Zealand – see details1; AND
(c)     Can obtain an offer of place for an approved programme of study from one of the participating Christchurch tertiary institutions.

Applications may be made directly with Christchurch Educated or through a New Zealand Specialist Education Agent based in India. (See for details)

Total Value of Skills Scholarships to be awarded: A maximum of 15 Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship valued at NZD$10,000 each are available.

Dates & Timeframes

Details of approved courses published 11 April 2014
Applications open 14 April 2014
Applications close 16 May 2014 at 5.30pm (NZ time)
Assessment and Interviews 19-23 May
Scholarships awarded Early-June
Period of Study commences August 2014 or March 2015

Application forms, detailed criteria and guidelines will be made published on 11 April 2014 on


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