The New Zealand-France Friendship Fund Excellence Scholarship

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Closing date: 31/12/2017   

The New Zealand-France Friendship Fund (NZFFF) was established in 1991 to promote friendly relations between the peoples of New Zealand and France.

It has Boards in New Zealand and France, which meet annually to award grants to projects which meet the Fund’s philosophy of promoting friendly relations and understanding - often school exchanges, historical research, and cultural activities; and particularly targeting young people. The scholarship is intended to be a reciprocal arrangement with a high calibre French student studying in New Zealand and a high calibre New Zealand student travelling to France.

Candidates who wish to be considered for a scholarship tenable in France must be New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents and must hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree of a high standard from a New Zealand university.

Scholarship Value and Criteria
Study is tenable at masters or PhD level. The successful scholar must study full-time in France for a minimum of two semesters, or a cumulative total of at least 12 months spread over the duration of the study programme, and will receive a one-off grant of NZ$25,000 (irrespective of the number of years their study programme takes to complete).

Students may follow a study programme in any discipline in either French or English. Joint theses or co-tutelle frameworks are particularly valued as it ensures the thesis supervisors from both universities in France and New Zealand get to work together, which increases the chance of ongoing cooperation between the two institutions and countries.

How to Aply:
Candidates should review their eligibility, consider the Regulations and download an Application form from the Universities NZ website

Applications close 31 December.

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Application cannot be accepted before 30/09/2017.

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