Fisheries New Zealand Undergraduate scholarship in Quantitative Marine Biology

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What does the scholarship get me?

$5000 each

Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 November 2019

Scholarships available annually at each University that has an explicit marine biology course in the third year

Length of award

Up to six scholarships ($5000 each) will be available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents for 2019, to support an Honours year or the final year of an undergraduate degree.

Number of awards offered

Up to six

Purpose of award

Fisheries New Zealand wishes to support the study of mathematics/ statistics/ computing and marine biology at the undergraduate level.

Selection criteria

Students will be eligible to apply if their degree will include: - a minimum of

One statistics, mathematics or computing course in 2nd year, and
Two statistics, mathematics or computing courses, as well as a marine biology course in 3rd year,

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Fisheries New Zealand hopes to form an ongoing relationship with the scholarship recipients in order to promote the progression of these students to the postgraduate level. This is likely to include gathering all scholarship recipients together for a mid-year seminar, amongst other possibilities.

How do students apply?

Notably there is no Fisheries New Zealand application form. The covering letter or CV should include short descriptions of courses taken and proposed for the next year as well as statements about the candidates’ future aspirations.

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 

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Scholarships, when awarded will be paid out in two lump sums, one at the start of semester one and the following at the start of semester two dependent on acceptable grades having been received.

Decision makers

Fisheries New Zealand

History or background of award

- Supporting double majors in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computing and Biology/ Marine Biology.

Additional information

Applicants with a strong quantitative background will be favoured.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

General Enquiries
Ministry for Primary Industries
Fisheries New Zealand
Ministry for Primary Industries, PO Box 2526, Wellington 6140
t+644894 0100


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in December 2018.