PhD Scholarships at the New Zealand-China Food Protection Network

New Zealand’s three China Research Collaboration Centres, of which the New Zealand-China Food Protection Network (NZCFPN) is one, have recently developed a PhD opportunity with the China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Up to 10 NZCFPN PhD Scholarships will be available for top Chinese students who hold a Chinese passport, to study at one of the three Universities who are partners to the NZCFPN: Massey University, the University of Otago and the University of Auckland.

The NZCFPN encourages students to apply for one of these scholarships to undertake doctoral studies in New Zealand in the field of food protection, which includes:

  • Advanced diagnostic tools & analytics
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Market & consumer perceptions
  • Genomics and related technologies
  • Chemometrics
  • Big Data and digital technologies
  • Traceability
  • Packaging
  • Food security, including food waste
  • Animal health & production

Each scholarship will pay tuition fees for three years. Students are responsible for obtaining funding from China to cover the cost of living expenses and international travel.

The scholarships are available immediately. Leading New Zealand researchers are available to supervise excellent students. Available projects are listed below; however, it is possible to develop research programmes based on individual student interests.

How to apply:

  1. Visit the CSC website to find out about the joint programme
  2. Read about the available NZCFPN projects
  3. Email the supervisor to discuss your interest in an advertised project, or email the NZCFPN Director, about the possibility of a project that meets your research interests. Please provide details of your relevant education and experience.
  4. Apply to the relevant New Zealand university clearly stating that you are applying for the CSC-NZCFPN CRCC Joint Funding Programme
  5. Apply to the China Scholarship Council for a scholarship when you have received a letter of offer from a New Zealand University

Summary of NZCFPN research proposals and supervisors

Dr Sara Burgess –

A/Prof Nan Zheng –

A/Prof Patrick Biggs –  

A/Prof Adrian Cookson –

Prof Scott McDougall –

Dr Anne Midwinter –

D/Prof Nigel French – 

Distinguished Prof. Nigel French –

Professor Kent Wu –

Dr Tony Mutukumira –

Dr Tanushree Gupta –

Pro. Brent R Young – 

Dr Bing Li –

Dr Wei Yu –

Pro. Brent R Young –  

Dr Bing Li –

Dr Wei Yu –

Dr Frédérique Vanholsbeeck –

Dr Cushla McGoverin –

Dr Frédérique Vanholsbeeck –

Dr Cushla McGoverin –

Dr Melanie Kah –   

Dr Kang Huang –

Prof Lijuan Xie –

Associate Professor Stephen On –

Dr Craig Billington –

Prof. Ding Yu –

  • Understanding consumer, producer and regulator expectations of home-based contamination detection technologies Click here to view project

Professor Phil Bremer –

Dr Miranda Mirosa –

A/Prof Eddy Fang –

  • Risk assessment for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in raw milk based on  Physiologically based Toxicokinetic (PBTK) Models Click here to view project

Dr Harvey Ho –

A/Prof Nan Zheng

A/Prof Rongwei Han

Dr Frédérique Vanholsbeeck –

Dr Cushla McGoverin –