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Scholarships at The University of Canterbury

There are 53 scholarships available at The University of Canterbury.

Royal Commonwealth Society, Canterbury Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship supports students from countries of the Commonwealth who are undertaking postgraduate study at the University of Canterbury, thereby promoting international understanding through education.  Students must be enrolled, or will be enrolled, in a full-time programme for a Master’s degree by thesis or a PhD degree at the University of Canterbury. It will be tenable for the time it takes the recipient to complete 1.00 EFTS. Applicants, by 15 May in the year of application, must have met the academic requirements for enrolment at the University of Canterbury in a programme for a Master’s degree by thesis or a PhD degree. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of a country of the Commonwealth.

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value of scholarship

1,22,879 total value

Application deadline

15 May 2019

UC International First Year Scholarship

Study level

Career based/Vocational,Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship recognises and supports top-achieving international students commencing an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Canterbury. Recipients must be full-fee-paying international students and may not be citizens of New Zealand or Australia, or holders of New Zealand residence class visas. Applicants must be completing, or have completed on or after 1 January of the year before the year of application, a university entrance-level qualification that permits entry into a UC undergraduate degree programme. Such students who are undertaking, or have completed, a programme at the UC International College are eligible to apply. The scholarship may not be held by students who: have already undertaken partial study in an undergraduate degree programme at a New Zealand tertiary institution; or have applied for Transfer of Credit from a New Zealand tertiary institution to an undergraduate degree programme at UC. Candidates must have applied for admission to the University by 15 August in the year prior to their intended first year of enrolment at the University.

Tenure - 1 year.

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value details

Awarded with values of NZ $10,000, NZ $15,000 or NZ $20,000

Application deadline

Expected August 2019

Go Canterbury Scholarship

Study level

Career based/Vocational,Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship was established by the University of Canterbury and Campus Living Villages NZ to support students from Auckland and Wellington in their first year of study at the University of Canterbury. Applicants must be Year 13 students who, in the year of application (or in the previous year if they are on a gap year), are either attending an Auckland or Wellington school or living in the Auckland or Wellington region.

Tenure - One year 

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value details

Assistance with fees for fully catered accommodation at Campus Living Villages NZ's University Hall, to a value of NZ $5,000, and priority consideration for a place at University Hall. Opportunities to attend, at no cost, educational outdoor recreational field trips in the Canterbury region. Opportunities to attend, at no cost, a New Zealand Red Cross first aid course and a range of workshops and seminars for personal, career, and professional development

Application deadline

Expected August 2019

UC College of Engineering International Scholarship

Study level

Career based/Vocational,Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Recipients must be full-fee-paying international students. Applicants may not be:
a. citizens of New Zealand or Australia; or
b. Permanent Residents of Australia; or
c. holders of New Zealand residence class visas.
Applicants must have completed a university entrance-level qualification that permits entry into a UC undergraduate degree programme before the closing date for applications for the scholarship. By 1 March or by 15 August as applicable, an applicant must have applied to the University for admission to the BE(Hons) programme.

Tenure - 2 years

Application details

Applicants can apply online. By 1 March (in the case of those who will be first enrolling for the following Semester 2 or for the following Summer School), or by 15 August (in the case of those who will be first enrolling for the following Semester 1), an applicant must have applied to the University for admission to the BE(Hons) degree programme.

Value of scholarship

7,37,271 a year

Application deadline

1 March 2019

Lyttelton Port Company Directors' UC Scholarship

Study level

Career based/Vocational,Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

One scholarship will be available to applicants who have a parent who, on the application closing date in the year of application, is employed, full-time or part-time, by the Lyttelton Port Company and has been so for not less than 12 months. By 10 December in the year of application, applicants must have enrolled, or have applied to enrol, for full-time study at the University of Canterbury in the subsequent year. ("Full-time" is here defined as undertaking a course load of at least 105 points over a whole year.) Preference will be given to applicants enrolling for undergraduate study for the first time.

Tenure: 1 year

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value of scholarship

4,91,514 total value

Application deadline

Expected August 2019

UC Product Design Scholarship

Study level

Career based/Vocational,Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship recognises and supports creative and academically strong students entering their first year of the Bachelor of Product Design (BProdDesign) degree programme at the University of Canterbury. Applicants must have completed, or be completing, a university entrance qualification, and must have studied at secondary level in New Zealand in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year, in the year immediately prior). International students who meet these requirements are eligible to apply.

Tenure - 2 years.

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value of scholarship

2,45,757 a year

Application deadline

Expected August 2019

Helen Macmillan Brown Bursaries

Study level

Career based/Vocational,Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be female. Recipients, during tenure of the bursary, must be residents of a hall or village that the University recognises as being affiliated with the University. Applicants must have applied to enrol, or be intending to apply to enrol, full-time, at the University of Canterbury in the year following the year of application. The bursary is tenable for one year.  

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value of scholarship

1,22,879 total value

Application deadline

Expected August 2019

Geographical Society (Canterbury Branch) Research Grant

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This grant is used to assist candidates for a Masters degree in Geography who are likely to incur heavy personal expenses in research for their theses. The grant may be awarded annually by the Council to a student or students on the recommendation of a committee comprising two academic staff members of the Department of Geography (one of whom shall be the Head of the Department) and two members of the committee of the Canterbury Branch of the Geographical Society (one of whom shall be the Chairman of the Branch).

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value of scholarship

24,576 total value

Application deadline

Expected September 2019

Edward and Isabel Kidson Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The object of each scholarship is to enable a graduate of a university of New Zealand, who is of good character and who has shown an ability in physics or a combination of physics and mathematics, to undertake further advanced study or research whether in New Zealand or elsewhere, in Meteorology; or, should there be at any time or times no suitable candidate for an award of the scholarship for that purpose, then to undertake further advanced study or research in some other branch of science whether in New Zealand or elsewhere. To assist with doctoral research in Physics and/or Mathematics (preferably Meteorology) in NZ or overseas.

Application details

You may apply through the university webpage approximately 8 weeks before applications close. If it’s possible to apply on-line for this scholarship there will be a link to the on-line system. If the link is not provided, please download and complete the application form.

Value of scholarship

2,94,908 a year

Application deadline

Expected October 2019

UC Master's Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must have a disability that significantly impairs ability to study. They must submit evidence regarding the degree of impairment. The scholarship is tenable by full-time and part-time students enrolled in a programme for a master's degree at the University of Canterbury. Applicants may be either intending to enrol in a programme for a master's degree at the University or already enrolled in such a programme. This scholarship supports students of high academic achievement who have a significant disability, for study towards a master's degree at the University of Canterbury. 

Tenure - 2 years (up to)

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value details

Tuition fees at domestic rate

Application deadline

Expected October 2019

Brownlie Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship supports students for study towards a research doctoral degree at the University of Canterbury. The scholarship is tenable for study towards a research doctoral degree at the University and will be offered to the first-ranked candidate for a University of Canterbury Doctoral Scholarship.

Tenure - 3 years

Application details

You may apply through this webpage approximately 8 weeks before applications close. If it’s possible to apply on-line for this scholarship there will be a link above to the on-line system. 

Value of scholarship

12,77,936 a year

Value details

And fees at the domestic rate

Application deadline

Expected October 2019

Guardian Trust Master's Scholarship in Commerce

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship is tenable for up to 120 points of enrolment, by a student enrolled full-time in a programme for a master's degree in the Faculty of Commerce at the University. This scholarship supports students for study towards a master's degree in Commerce at the University of Canterbury. 

Application details

Students can apply online. The new on-line scholarship application programme will begin accepting applications approximately eight weeks before the closing date.

Value of scholarship

8,10,998 total value

Application deadline

Expected October 2019

F A Hayek Scholarship in Economics or Political Science

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship supports students toward study for an honours or master's degree in the Economics or Political Science at the University. The scholarship is tenable by students enrolled in a programme for a master's or an honours degree in Economics or Political Science at the University with a course weighting in the range 0.75-1.50 EFTS. Such a programme must include a research component of at least 30 points. The scholarship is tenable in either part one or part two of a two-year master's degree programme. It is also tenable for 180-point, one-year master's degrees offered by the Department of Political Science or the Department of Economics and Finance.

Application details

Students can apply online. The new on-line scholarship application programme will begin accepting applications approximately eight weeks before the closing date.

Value of scholarship

8,10,998 total value

Application deadline

Expected October 2019

Frank and Doris Bateson Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship supports postgraduate students in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Canterbury. 

The scholarship will be available to students enrolling at the postgraduate level (in either an MSc Part II or PhD programme) in Astronomy or Astrophysics at the University of Canterbury.

Tenure - 1 year

Application details

Students can apply online. The new on-line scholarship application programme will begin accepting applications approximately eight weeks before the closing date.

Value of scholarship

98,303 total value

Application deadline

Expected October 2019

Langdon Scholarship in Music - UC

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship is tenable by students enrolled, full-time, in a programme for a postgraduate degree in the School of Music at the University. To be eligible, a student must be majoring in Music. By 1 December in the year of application, applicants must be enrolled in, or have applied to enrol in, a postgraduate programme in the School of Music. The scholarship is tenable for the period necessary for the recipient to complete 1.00 EFTS.

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value of scholarship

2,45,757 total value

Application deadline

Expected October 2019

Langdon Scholarship in Art - UC

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship is tenable by students enrolled, full-time, in a postgraduate programme in the School of Fine Arts at the University. By 1 December in the year of application, applicants must be enrolled in, or have applied to enrol in, a postgraduate programme in the School of Fine Arts. To be eligible, a student must be majoring in Fine Arts. The scholarship is tenable for the period necessary for the recipient to complete 1.00 EFTS

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value of scholarship

2,45,757 total value

Application deadline

Expected October 2019

Owen Browning Scholarships in Forestry

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarships shall be open to students who have been admitted or who are eligible for admission to postgraduate studies in Forestry at the University of Canterbury. A scholarship shall be tenable initially for one year in the case of a scholar studying for the MForSc degree, for one year in the case of a scholar studying for the MSc degree in Environmental Science (who is wholly supervised by the School of Forestry), and for two years in the case of a scholar studying for the PhD degree in Forestry or Forestry Engineering.

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value details

Various

Application deadline

Expected November 2019

T W Adams Scholarship in Forestry

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarships shall be open to any candidate accepted for enrolment in MForSc or PhD. Applicants for scholarships can be of any nationality. A scholarship shall be tenable initially for one year in the case of a scholar studying for the MForSc degree and for two years in the case of a scholar studying for the Ph.D. degree. In either case a scholarship may be extended for a further year, on the recommendation of the Academic Board.

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value details

Scholarships may be used to contribute towards a living allowance, tuition fees or both

Application deadline

Expected November 2019

Ethel Rose Overton Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Ethel Rose Overton Scholarships are tenable for full-time postgraduate study at the University Of Canterbury in Fine Arts, Art History or Art Theory. Scholarships may be awarded for study for a Bachelor’s degree with Honours, for a Master’s degree, or for the Ph.D. degree.  The length of tenure shall normally be as follows: One year for students enrolled for BFA (Hons), BA (Hons), MFA, or MA (Part I or II); up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance, for students enrolled for Ph.D.

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value details

NZ $3,000 per annum for students enrolled for BA (Hons), or MA (Part I); NZ $5,000 per annum for a student enrolled for BFA (Hons) or MA (Part II); NZ $7,500 per annum for a student enrolled for MFA; NZ $10,000 per annum for a student enrolled for Ph.D

Application deadline

Expected November 2019

Mercer Memorial Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship is tenable by a student who has qualified for an undergraduate degree, who is enrolled at the University in a programme of study that involves research on a topic related to aviation that has been approved by the Head (or nominee) of the department in which the research would be based. Suitable topics for the research include, but are not limited to:
a. computational or experimental fluid mechanics;
b. high performance materials or structures; 
c. aircraft economics, operation, control, or communication systems.

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value of scholarship

2,94,908 a year

Application deadline

Expected November 2019

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