Scholarship: New Zealand announces 15 scholarships for Indian students

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According to news, Education New Zealand (ENZ) has announced 15 exclusive scholarships for students from India, who may apply by May 16.

Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship programme

The Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship programme, worth more than Rs 75 lakh, is targeted at Indian graduates wishing to study at postgraduate 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 scholarships would be awarded in early June. The study period starts in August 2014 or March 2015. The initiative is a partnership between ENZ, Christchurch Educated and the Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC).

    The city, today is opens a range of education and employment opportunities in the region. However, in 2010, the Canterbury region was struck by a high-magnitude earthquake. Aftershocks continued into 2012 causing widespread damage particularly in Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city. The New Zealand government has invested more than Rs 200,000 crore to rebuild the city.

“The scholarship will not only provide skill specific education to students but will also give them an opportunity to work on completion of their studies says Ziena Jalil, regional director — South Asia, ENZ

“Due to the Canterbury rebuild programme, skilled people with appropriate qualifications will find exciting career prospects in the region.” Says David Shearer, workforce manager, CDC

Website:  www.christchurcheducated .co.nz/learn/schoolscholarships /christchurcheducated-skills-scholarship-india-2014

Source:TOI

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