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New Zealand

Geographical Location

New Zealand is a long narrow country lying roughly north south. Consisting of the North and South Islands (and a number of smaller islands), it covers 166,940 kilometers and is 1,600 kilometers long. It covers an area slightly larger than the United Kingdom.  New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific, approximately 10,400 kilometers south west of North America and 2,250 kilometers east of Australia.  Click Here For Map

States and Territories

The capital of New Zealand is Wellington, situated at the southern tip of the North Island. Other major cities and towns are: Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Christchurch, and Dunedin.  Click Here For Map

Time Zone

New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). In summer New Zealand uses 'daylight saving', with clocks put forward one hour to GMT+13. Daylight saving begins on the first Sunday in October and ends on the third Sunday of the following March, when clocks are put back to GMT+12. Live New Zealand Time

Population

New Zealand population reached 4,173,460 people as on July 2008. New Zealand has a population of about 4.1 million, of which approximately 78% identify with European ethnic groups  New Zealand immigration policy is relatively open; its government is committed to increasing its population by about 1% annually. In 2008–09, a target of 45,000 was set by the New Zealand immigration Service (plus a 5,000 tolerance).  Twenty-three percent of the population was born overseas, one of the highest rates in the world.

History

While New Zealand is a relatively young country, it has a rich and fascinating history, reflecting both Maori and European heritage. Amazing Maori historic sites and taonga (treasures), some dating back almost a thousand years, are a contrast to many beautiful colonial buildings. A walk around any New Zealand city today shows what a culturally diverse and fascinating country they have become.

Sport

New Zealand is a land of extreme beauty and sports. The mountains provide the perfect conditions for parapenting, a sport that puts you on the flight path to euphoria. Fast running rivers deliver a torrent of white water activities, which will leave you gasping for more. And man made structures, such as the historic Kawarau River Bridge and the Nevis Highwire, are the leaping point for bungy thrills that begin with a knee tremble and end with an exhilarating dunk in the river. 'Long slow burn' adventures include drifting through cave systems in your own personal raft, climbing peaks in the Southern Alps or abseiling hundreds of feet straight down into a huge underground cavern.
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News

New Zealand’s communications and media services are world class.. A range of network, cable television stations,  magazine titles and newspapers will keep you informed.
Live New Zealand News

Language

English is common and everyday language of New Zealanders. New Zealand is a multi-cultural society and you may hear many other languages including Maori, which is also an official language of New Zealand

Culture

New Zealand scenery sets it apart from the rest of the world while its people have a reputation for friendliness, strength and independence. There is abundant beauty and diversity in scenery, lifestyle and culture. New Zealand is primarily a European culture, which has absorbed many of the rich and historic cultural elements from the Maori and Pacific Island heritages, and now from its rapidly growing multi-cultural Asian communities.

Landmark

Three areas of New Zealand have been awarded prestigious UNESCO World Heritage status:

New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands, Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand, Tongariro National Park

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Natural Resources

Even though well over 80% of New Zealanders live in towns and cities, agricultural product is the basis of New Zealand's economy and is the biggest export earner. It is not surprising that one third of the countries total area pasture and that sheep out number people by twenty-five to one!

Apart from agricultural products New Zealand has natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold and limestone

 

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Scholarships for the Year 2010

Australia:

James Cook University - Brisbane campus

1,  2000/- AUD Tuition fee bursary* for Diploma of Business - 8 subjects

2.  1000/- AUD Bursary for every single subject with an overall grade of 85% and above

* Bursaries are subject to conditions by JCU Brisbane

Deakin University

Successful students will have their tuition fees reduced by:

- 2000/- AUD for any course on offer at the Burwood Campus

- 5000/- AUD for any course on offer at the Geelong Campus

- 8000/- AUD for any course on offer at the Warrnambool Campus

Bursaries are available subject to quotas for enrolment in the Under Graduate and Post Graduate coursework programs.

New Zealand:

Cornell Institute of Business and Technology:

This scholarship was established by Cornell Institute of Business & Technology - as the CIBT Scholarship. 

The scholarship shall be $1,000 tenable for one year. 

The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a student enrolled for either Business studies or Information Technology. 

Applications close on 31 December.

UK

There are many sources of funding available to you for studying in the UK – particularly if you are a postgraduate student. The British government and other UK organizations offer a range of international student scholarships and awards.

British Chevening Scholarships

The British Chevening Scholarship scheme aims to bring future leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers to the UK for a period of postgraduate study. Chevening awards are given annually to students from a wide variety of countries. They cover all or part of the cost of a one-year postgraduate course in the UK. Once you have completed the course, you will be expected to return to your home country.

 

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

The CSFP is aimed at Commonwealth citizens who can make a significant contribution to their home country after studying in the UK. If you are from a developing country in the Commonwealth, your chosen area of work is expected to contribute directly to development objectives

CSFP Scholarships are usually for between one and three years. They cover the cost of travel to and from the UK, tuition fees and living expenses. In some cases an allowance is paid to help with the cost of maintaining your spouse and family in the UK.

Royal Society Fellowships


The Royal Society offers incoming fellowships for researchers from North America and Asia. The aim is to attract outstanding postdoctoral scientists to undertake high-quality research at a UK laboratory.

The research undertaken must relate to a subject within the natural sciences. Awards are not granted in the areas of the social sciences or clinical medical research.

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships

Under Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships scheme, 200 awards are available to postgraduate master’s students from Canada, China, India and the USA. This is part of the Scottish government's continuing support for the 'brightest and best' students to come and study in Scotland.

 

Canada:


The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program is facilitated through student exchange agreements between Canadian and regional institutions. These student exchange agreements are created between universities for graduate students. Scholarship recipients remain registered as full time students in their home institution during this exchange.

 

Graduate Students Exchanges (GSEP) are hosted by Canadian institutions for a period of five or six months and provide up to $10,000 to cover transportation, living and other related expenses during the students’ stay in Canada.

 

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program is administered by Canada’s three research granting councils (the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council).

The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health; as well as leadership skills. Both Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

A Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year, for up to three years.

 

The Pearson Fellowship is a senior fellowship awarded to individuals who have an outstanding record of national and/or international public service.

The Pearson Fellowship is intended to enable outstanding thinkers and practitioners to take the time to reflect and write on contemporary international affairs and the theory and practice of international development. Public education is an important feature of the Pearson Fellow's work.

 

The Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF) Program provides promising emerging scientists and engineers with the opportunity to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions. Fellowships are awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second and third year, at the discretion of the government department concerned.

Singapore

The SIA Youth Scholarships is offered by Singapore Airlines to outstanding students (completing Standard 10 in the year of application) in India for entry at Pre-University 1 in junior colleges in Singapore. The SIA Youth Scholarships provide the opportunity to study in Singapore which offers high education standards, strong research and collaborative programs with the world’s best universities. Singapore schools also provide an exciting cultural and intellectual meeting place for international students.