Scholarships & Awards
There are a variety of scholarships and grants that can help finance university study for Pacific students.
College of Education Maori and Pasifika Scholarships
Five scholarships are available to first year students, equal to the full first year fees. Two are reserved for Maori and two for Pasifika with the last being for either group.
UC Emerging Leaders’ Scholarships
There are over 100 UC Emerging Leaders’ Scholarships available to first-year undergraduate students intending to study full-time at the University of Canterbury. They are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, potential leadership and sporting/cultural involvement. Six of these scholarships are for students from Aranui High School, Catholic Cathedral College, Hillmorton High School, Hornby High School, Linwood College and Mairehau High School and one is for Pacific students.
College of Arts Pacific Scholar
One student of Pacific descent will be named a ‘College of Arts Pacific Scholar’ and awarded a scholarship of up to 1 EFTS of their domestic tuition fees.
Pacific Summer Studentships
Summer Studentships in Pacific Health Research are available to introduce research to those students who have the potential to develop careers involving Pacific health research. Applications are now sought from students wishing to be involved in a Pacific Health Research project over the summer vacation. Click here for more information.
Student loans and allowances
For information on student loans and allowances, contact StudyLink on 0800 88 99 00.
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