Mumbai: A delegation of senior staff from Massey University, New Zealand will visit India this week to launch the University’s new scholarship scheme for international students.
The scholarships provide international students with $5000 towards the cost of studying at the University’s Manawatū or Wellington campus across a range of subject areas.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Operations Stuart Morriss, who will lead the delegation, says the University chose to launch the scholarships in India given the increasing number of students from the country choosing to study at the institution.
“We’ve seen a 23 per cent increase in the number of Indian students choosing to undertake study at Massey, especially in the last few years. Traditionally, our University has appealed to Indian students pursuing postgraduate studies, but the last few years has also seen an increase in the number of undergraduate students,” he says.
He says the new scholarship scheme will be available to Indian students for study commencing in February 2019 and hopes it will encourage even more Indian students to experience Massey University’s world-leading education and all that New Zealand has to offer.
As well as the new scholarships on offer, the University will continue to participate in the New Zealand Excellence Awards scholarship scheme that offers Indian students studying at postgraduate level $10,000 towards study costs, or undergraduate students $5000.
The Massey delegation will be based in New Delhi for most of their trip, where they will have the opportunity to meet with New Zealand high commissioner to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and ambassador to Nepal Joanna Kempkers at the New Zealand High Commission.
They will also take the opportunity to participate in the New Zealand Education Fair, which provides prospective Indian students and their families with the chance to learn more about studying in New Zealand.