Subscribe To China Now

strategy

The Belt and Road Initiative A New Zealand Appraisal

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) presents a unique challenge of responding to a ...

read more
View all in strategy

finance

China to Simplify Business Registration for Foreign Investors

China will simplify business registration procedures for foreign-invested ...

read more
View all in finance

profile

First foundations laid for China-NZ Year of Tourism

• 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism website launched in August. • ...

read more
View all in profile

commentary

What Kiwis really think about China: Research

New research shows New Zealanders have positive views about our relationship with ...

read more
View all in commentary

general

Mandarin language assistants welcomed

Forty eight Mandarin Language Assistants were officially welcomed to New Zealand ...

read more
View all in general

NZ/China PhD scholarships programme

Commentary

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced on 2 November 2015 the resumption of a reciprocal research scholarships programme with China that will award up to 40 PhD scholarships over 2016/2017.

The Doctoral Research Scholarships programme was launched alongside the New Zealand/China Free Trade Agreement in 2008. After a scheduled review in 2014, it has been formally relaunched by an exchange of letters between Mr Joyce and China’s Education Minister Yuan Guiren, following Mr Joyce’s recent visit to Beijing.

“Both countries recognise the importance of education exchanges and the longer-term benefits from programmes such as this, which provide our top students with the opportunity to study in the world’s largest and most rapidly-growing country,” says Mr Joyce.

“This programme will further enhance educational initiatives between China and New Zealand. It is deeper people-to-people links like these that will strengthen and broaden New Zealand’s relationship with one of our most important trade and investment partners.”

The programme will award up to 20 scholarships from each country and will cover up to 4 years’ tuition as well as living expenses. It is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in New Zealand and the Scholarships Council in China.

Further information on the programme is available on Education New Zealand’s website.