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 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:
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:
http://www.immigration.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/6E0E1E3B-0029-4146-8631- 9C890E64CFA7/0/canterburyskillshortagelist.pdfand the Long Term Skill Shortage List: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/nr/rdonlyres/063ecb35-f5d5-44d8-8325- 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 http://www.immigration.govt.nz/branch/India/studentinfo/for 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 http://www.studyinnewzealand.com/get-started/find-agents 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|
|Period of Study commences||August 2014 or March 2015|
Application forms, detailed criteria and guidelines will be made published on 11 April 2014 on http://www.christchurcheducated.co.nz