The purpose of this scholarship is to recognise and support top-achieving international students who have completed, or are currently completing, studies at either an overseas institution, or University of Canterbury International College (UCIC) and will be commencing an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Canterbury.
Established in 1873 Canterbury College, as it was then known, was only the second university in Aotearoa New Zealand. It was set up on the Oxbridge model with one major difference: women students were admitted from the start. An early graduate, Helen Connon, became the first woman in the then British Empire to win honours. Housed in graceful stone buildings on a central city block, the College was dependent on rents from high country farms with which it had been endowed by the Canterbury Provincial Council. Ernest Rutherford, Canterbury’s most distinguished graduate, studied at the ... read more
This scholarship recognises and supports top-achieving international students commencing an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Canterbury.
Financial assistance with tuition fees, at a value of $15,000 for School Leaver (First year undergraduate)
1 Recipients must be full-fee-paying international students.
2 Applicants may not be:
a. citizens of New Zealand or Australia;
b. Permanent Residents of Australia; or
c. holders of New Zealand residence class visas.
3 Applicants must be completing, or have completed on or after 1 January of the year before the year of application, through an overseas institution or at the UC International College (UCIC), a university entrance-level qualification that permits entry into a University of Canterbury undergraduate degree programme. Those studying at secondary level in New Zealand are not eligible.
4 Applicants, by the closing date for the round in which they are applying (15 April or 31 October), must have applied for admission to the University.
5 The scholarship is not tenable by students who have already undertaken partial study in an undergraduate degree programme at a New Zealand tertiary institution.
Selection will be based on:
If, in any year, there are fewer candidates of sufficient merit than there are scholarships available, fewer awards are made.
Conditions of acceptance
1. Unless otherwise specified in the offer letter, an offer of a scholarship lapses if it is not formally accepted within one calendar month of the date of the offer.
2. By accepting the award, recipients permit publication and announcement of their acceptance, and indicate that they are willing to engage in University community activities, such as student mentoring, acting as University ambassadors, and being involved with University publicity as appropriate
If, during the tenure of a scholarship, a recipient’s immigration status changes so that they are no longer a full-fee-paying international student and thereby obtain a partial refund of academic fees from the University, the scholarship is withdrawn, and any scholarship money paid since the status change was recorded at the University is refunded to the University.
Closing date :15 April and 31 October
Applications must be made online at the Scholarships website4 by the 15 April or 31 October
For more details visit: University of Canterbury website.