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Professor Ren Jizhou Scholarship

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Closing date: 31/12/2020   

Focus
Agriculture and Horticulture

Level of Study
Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Purpose
The Professor Ren Jizhou Scholarship assists Chinese students and scientists to study in New Zealand and New Zealand students and scientists to study in China.

Background
This scholarship is supported by funds accumulated under the Gansu Grassland Ecological Research Institute (China) component of the Trade for Training Scheme. The scholarship was set up by Associate Professor Alex Chu in recognition of the contribution made by Professor Ren Jizhou, foundation director of the institute, in promoting the Trade for Training Scheme in China. Professor Ren is also the leading advocate of pastoral farming in China.

Value and Tenure
The value of the scholarship is determined each year from the interest earned on the capital.
The scholarship is usually offered annually and the tenure is for a single academic year.
At the discretion of the University all, or part, of the annual interest may be reinvested to maintain the value of the capital fund so the scholarship may not be granted each and every year

Typical Number on Offer
Typically, two scholarship are offered each year

Eligibility
The scholarship is open to:
•full-fee Chinese students enrolled full time for either a first degree or a postgraduate degree or diploma in Applied Academic Programme disciplines relevant to agriculture or horticulture (course prefix of 112, 117, 119, 189, 283, 284 and 285) at Massey University
•visiting Chinese scientists and students who intend to work in the College of Sciences at Massey University on a topic relevant to New Zealand agriculture or horticulture
•New Zealand scientists and students based in the College of Sciences at Massey University who intend to visit China to engage in work of value to New Zealand agriculture or horticulture.

Selection Criteria
The selection criterion is academic merit.

Selection Panel
The scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee.
The University Scholarships Committee has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and its decision is final.
The recipient is approved by the Director of Gansu Grassland Ecological Research Institute or their agent (Associate Professor Alex Chu).

Conditions of the Scholarship
The scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as those scholarships, bursaries or awards permit co-tenure.

Closing Date
10 March

Application cannot be accepted before 30/09/2020.

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