Scholarship opportunities for international students

There are number of scholarships available to international students through the University of Canterbury and the New Zealand Government.

Big boost in UC International Scholarships

UC Global Education Scholarships

International students currently not residing in New Zealand who are applying to begin a UC undergraduate degree programme in 2014, are invited to apply for one of at least  fifty “UC Global Education Scholarships.” By submitting a 500 – 800 word essay on the topic of “The Global Importance of Education” by 30 October 2013, any student who has applied to the University of Canterbury will be eligible for a scholarship of up to NZ$5,000. These scholarships are for students who have are not living or studying in New Zealand at the time of application. Please send your completed application form (pdf, 345KB) and essay to

Postgraduate scholarships

There are a number of scholarship opportunities available to international postgraduate students, if you are consistently achieving A grades or the equivalent, we recommend that you consider the following scholarships, which can pay a significant proportion of the costs of studying at the University of Canterbury.

Important: In addition to applying for a scholarship, students must also apply for admission to the University.

There are a number of smaller scholarships which international postgraduate students can apply for.
View all scholarships for International students.