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19 July 2023

Your gift to the University of Canterbury makes sure we can keep delivering world-class learning experiences to our students and providing vital services to our community. You can focus your support by targeting your donation to a specific area or subject at UC. Find out more about our scholarships, research, and community initiatives. 


Your donation will advance initiatives that support the world-class learning, teaching, and outreach programmes at the University of Canterbury.

Targeted donations

Other areas that are available to support

The Page General Fund

A UC-wide general endowed fund that will generate income in perpetuity in support of research, including travel and other expenses; student recruitment and retention initiatives such as scholarships, new buildings, fit outs, and equipment; maintenance and upkeep of existing facilities, particularly for areas that would not be high priority for other University funding; new equipment for students and staff. A donation for The Page General fund will add to the capital of the fund, allowing it to generate more interest to fund the University’s many priorities.

Endowed research fund

A fund to generate income in perpetuity in support of UC’s research. By donating to this fund, you will add to the capital of the fund so it can generate more interest to ensure that researchers now and in the future will have the resources they need to make innovative discoveries that address issues we face in the world today and beyond.

UC’s Areas of Greatest Need

By donating towards this fund, you allow the University to direct funds towards wherever they’re needed most, whether it’s student support and financial relief, scholarships, research, providing equipment, the upkeep of buildings, or building up UC’s wider community.

Faculty of Arts Dean's Discretionary Fund

Supporting Faculty of Arts initiatives, including scholarships, research, grants, visiting lecturers and academics, and any other projects associated with the faculty.

Arts Fund - Graduate Profile Support

This fund supports initiatives benefitting students in the Faculty of Arts, including funding international experiences, work experiences, scholarships, bringing in international academics, and student research

Graham Zanker Lecture Series

Donate to support a series of annual lectures on classics from visiting speakers at the Arts Centre city campus. Previous lectures include the fully booked “Tangata Whenua, Tangata Kariki: Ancient Greece (& Rome) in Māori Literature”.

David Novitz Prize in Philosophy

Donate to support the most promising students enrolled in a BA(Hons) or MA in Philosophy at UC.

Music Scholarships

Support scholarships and grants for students studying music.

UC Business School Dean's Discretionary Fund

Donate to support UC Business School's initiatives, including scholarships, research, grants, visiting lecturers, and other activities associated with the Business School.

Frank Tay Award in Economics

Donate to support a scholarship for third-year undergraduate students majoring in Economics to undertake postgraduate studies in Economics at UC.

Faculty of Education Dean's Discretionary Fund

Donate to support all Faculty of Education initiatives and projects, especially partnership development between the faculty and schools, early childhood centres, and community groups.

Child Well-being Research Institute

Donate to support multidisciplinary research to enhance the learning success and healthy well-being of children and young people.

College of Engineering Fund

Donate to support the priorities of the College of Engineering.

Chemical Process and Engineering Fund

Donate to support the priorities of the Chemical Process and Engineering Department.

Computer Science & Software Engineering Fund

Donate to the priorities of Computer Science & Software Engineering department.

Park and Paulay Fund

Donate to support a scholarship, prizes, and special lecture series for students studying structural, geotechnical, or earthquake engineering.

Class of '69 Civil Fund

Established by Civil Engineering Alumni in the Class of '69, this fund supports the elevation of communications within the engineering profession and beyond, and supportive inputs to current reviews of the construction industry.

Humanitarian Engineering Fund

Donate to support Global Humanitarian Engineering projects led by UC students and academics as they apply their engineering skills to improving lives.

Faculty of Health Dean's Discretionary Fund

Supporting Faculty of Health initiatives, including scholarships, grants, research, guest lecturers, and other projects and programmes associated with the faculty.

MindKiwi Fund

Support development of the pilot MindKiwi Programme which uses a whole-of whānau approach that integrates mindfulness, movement, and Māori tikanga and pūrākau (foundational Māori stories of the atua and ancestors that teach history and values) to help families with children living with ADHD, by strengthening their emotional and behavioural regulation strategies.

Faculty of Law Dean's Discretionary Fund

Supporting Faculty of Law initiatives, including scholarships, grants, research, guest lecturers, and other projects and programmes associated with the faculty.

Colin Fife Memorial Prize

Established in memory of UC Law alumnus Colin Fife, this prize supports law students at UC who compete in the annual mooting competition.

Faculty of Science Dean's Discretionary Fund

Donate to support Faculty of Science initiatives, including scholarships, grants, research, guest lecturers, and other projects and programmes associated with the faculty.

Nigerian Montane Forest Project

This fund supports research based in station on the edge of Ngel Nyaki Forest that combines scientific research with education at tertiary and community levels in order to develop a long-term sustainable management of African forests.

Biological Sciences Scholarships

Supporting scholarships for students studying biological sciences.

Geospatial Research Institute Fund

Support our research and students who want to develop a career in geospatial science and technology. With our research, we help society to understand and make better decisions in issues ranging from hazards, sustainable development, health, wellbeing and the impacts of climate change.

Field Stations General Fund

Supporting the upgrades and other expenses associated with UC Field Stations, particularly in Cass and Mt John.

Bacteriophage Research

Support research into the use of bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) for developing phage cocktails to safeguard our primary industries.

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