University Of Canterbury Alumni Scholarship

The scholarship supports postgraduate and first-year undergraduate students at the University of Canterbury.

Two scholarships are available to first-year undergraduates, and two are available to postgraduates, including final-year honour students.

The scholarship was established in 2014 by the University of Canterbury Alumni South Island Chapter. 

Objectives of the UC Alumni South Island Chapter (PDF, 100KB) 

The online application system will begin accepting applications approximately eight weeks before the advertised closing date. 

For those starting their undergradute studies at UC: Apply on-line

For those study postgraduate programmes: Apply on-line


What you need to know (PDF, 47 KB)


Category A scholarships are tenable during full-time study in a programme at the University for an undergraduate degree, in a recipient’s first year of enrolment in a degree programme. Candidates for Category A scholarships must:
a. have completed or be completing a university entrance qualification; and
b. have been studying at secondary level in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year, in the year immediately prior).

Category B scholarships are tenable during full-time study at the University in:
a. the final year of a programme for an Honours degree; or
b. any year of a programme for a postgraduate degree or a postgraduate diploma.

Amount $5,000

Tenure 1 year

Closing Dates 15 Aug 2020

How to apply for this scholarship

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. If the link is not provided, please download and complete the application form located below.

However, if the scholarship is managed by Universities NZ or another department of the University an External Website link will appear below and application instructions will be available through that link.


Application required only. General (any College). Postgraduate. Prospective Students. Domestic Students. International Students.


While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct, applicants are advised to check the application forms and regulations for eligibility criteria, scholarship value and tenure, and closing dates.