CPIT students scoop scholarships

CPIT students scoop scholarships

CPIT students have claimed seven out of 15 scholarships worth a total of $150,000 to help train them to work in areas of skills shortage within Christchurch.

Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarships:

The Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship programme 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.

Christchurch Educated received a lot of applications for the scholarships, out of which 15 were shortlisted. Of the 15, CPIT students were awarded 7 scholarships valued at $10,000 each.

Sushrutha Metikurke, Manager of CPIT’s International Market Sector, was very pleased with the students’ success and says they will serve as brand ambassadors.

“Their success will inspire other students in India to consider Christchurch and CPIT as their study abroad destination.”

Of the seven recipients, three are studying the Graduate Diploma in Operations & Production Management, three are studying the Graduate Diploma in ICT and one will study the Graduate Diploma in CAD through the School of Engineering.

Education New Zealand Scholarships:

As well as the Christchurch Educated scholarships, a new scholarship has been introduced for Indian students wishing to study in the fields of Sport & Exercise Science. Education New Zealand has introduced new scholarships for Sports Management, and Sport & Exercise Science, both of which can be studied at CPIT.

The scholarships cover one year of full time study and include full tuition fees and a $15,000 contribution to living costs.

Metikurke says the scholarships are fantastic because they help attract some of the top students from India.

“Scholarships also enhance the education relationship between New Zealand and India and will help promote our education system to a much wider audience,” he says.

“Some of the students would want to continue their career in Christchurch after graduation helping meet the skills shortage in their areas of study.”