University Of Canterbury International First Year Scholarship

If you are planning to enrol in an undergraduate degree then there are a wide range of scholarships you can apply for.

Scholarships available include those for:

  • Māori and Pasifika students
  • Accommodation
  • Specific discipline/subject areas (e.g. business and law, engineering, forestry science, geography, music etc.)
  • Leadership development
  • Personal circumstances e.g. financial hardship

It is a good idea to apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for, as you can often hold more than one scholarship at a time. 

Ngā tono karahipi | Applying for a scholarship

Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria (e.g. subject/course, level, citizenship, age, gender, school, region, etc.) and may require different supporting documentation. 

To apply, first review the criteria and then fill out the appropriate form online.

Scholarships for school leavers open on 20 June. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm (NZT) on 15 August.Tono mai | Apply Now

He kōrero anō | Additional Information

Fund your Studies -– karawhiua!Rā Tōmene | Open Day PresentationInternationalTips

Fund Brochure 2021 (PDF, 1MB, 10 pages)

Extra Scholarships Available for 2021

Science/Law/CommerceJohn Waller Memorial Scholarship$6,000 per annum for three years, plus mentorship and internship opportunitiesFirst-year undergraduate students intending to enrol in a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Criminal Justice courseCan be applied for during a gap year15 August
GeneralLyttelton Port Company Directors’ UC Scholarship$10,000Students who have a parent working for the Lyttelton Port Company for at least 12 months prior to 15 August 15 August
GeneralHMNZCanterburyScholarship$5,000First-year undergraduate students who are completing a university entrance qualification in the Canterbury regionCan be applied for during gap year15 August
GeneralRotary Club of Belfast-Kaiapoi Disability Scholarship$3,000First-year undergraduate students intending to enrol at the University who have a disabilityApplicants must be registered with the University’s Disability Resource Service15 August