About the scholarships
Fisheries New Zealand in collaboration with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) are offering scholarships to both Masters and undergraduate students.
2023 Masters Scholarships in Quantitative Fisheries Science
Scholarships are available for Masters students in the field of quantitative marine science, particularly stock assessment modelling or ecosystem modelling.
We encourage you to apply if you have a major or minor in mathematics, statistics, computing or biology. Applicants with a strong quantitative (particularly applied statistics) or computer programming background, combined with marine biology will be favoured.
2023 Undergraduate Scholarships in Quantitative Marine Biology
Scholarships are available for undergraduate students interested in an Honours year or doing a double-major in:
- biology or marine biology, with
- mathematics, computing or statistics.
Applications with a strong quantitative background (such as statistics) will be favoured.
Masters scholarship – $20,000 per year for up to 2 years.
Undergraduate scholarships – $5,000 for your final year of undergraduate study.
Check if you are eligible to apply
To apply for either scholarship you must:
- be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
- undertake full-time study in New Zealand (with the possibility of some coursework through an Australian university)
- let Fisheries New Zealand know if you hold other scholarships (you're encouraged to apply for additional scholarships that cover fees).
Apply for a 2023 Masters scholarship
Applications for the 2023 are not currently open. Please check back later in the year.
To apply you must:
- be eligible to do a Master of Science (MSc) at any New Zealand university
- have a suitable university supervisor and NIWA or Fisheries New Zealand technical advisor before stage 2 (a potential university supervisor is desirable but not necessary for stage 1)
- start study within 6 months of getting this scholarship.
How to apply
Information sheets and applications forms from the previous year.
- Masters scholarship information sheet [PDF, 148 KB]
Fill out part 1 of the application form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are successful in stage 1, we'll invite you to complete part 2 of the application form. You'll need to include a full project proposal.
Apply for a 2023 undergraduate scholarship
To apply you must:
- plan to take or have completed 2 statistics, computer programming, or mathematics courses, with a marine biology course in your third year
- have enrolled in a minimum of one statistics, computer programming or mathematics course in your second year.
How to apply
Read the information sheet before you start.
- Undergraduate scholarship information sheet [PDF, 135 KB]
Prepare a cover letter including:
- a short description of courses taken
- proposed courses for the next year
- your future goals.
Send your cover letter and CV to email@example.com
Note, there is no application form for undergraduate scholarships.
- 30 November 2022.
Who to contact
If you have questions about these scholarships, email firstname.lastname@example.org