Scholarships at UC
Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way of funding your university study.
Search for scholarships
The Scholarships Office is currently in the process of implementing an online scholarships application system. The page for each scholarship may have a link to the online system or a message indicating when the link will be available. If the link is not listed, you will not be able to apply online; please download and complete the application form.
Scholarships are competitive so you should start looking for funding opportunities as soon as you decide to apply to UC. This site lists scholarships and prizes that are administered by the UC Scholarships Office (unless otherwise stated), including those of Universities New Zealand. Further scholarships (including those managed entirely by external organisations) are listed on external websites and on UC CareerHub (you must be a current or former UC student to be able to access UC CareerHub).
Scholarships for you
UC understands that a university education is a major investment for you and your family. A scholarship might just provide the helping hand you need to make university life a little easier.
UC offers a range of scholarships, many recognising factors like academic excellence or sporting achievement. Others have an emphasis on social inclusion and equality and are awarded on the basis of financial need or other hardship.
Explore the scholarships available to you:
- Scholarships for first-year undergraduate students - If you are new student planning to enrol in an undergraduate degree, there are various scholarships available that can help fund your studies.
- Scholarships for undergraduate students - If you are planning to enrol or are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree then there are a wide range of scholarships you can apply for.
- Scholarships for postgraduate students - A wide range of scholarships are offered, catering for all levels of study up to doctoral level to assist you to progress your studies through continuing study and research.
- Scholarships for international students - If you are an international student who is either planning to study or currently studying at the University of Canterbury, we have a range of scholarships you may be eligible for.
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