Scholarships and funding
The College of Engineering is well endowed with scholarships. More than $600,000 is available annually for Engineering students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In addition to UC Engineering-specific scholarships and prizes students are advised to search the scholarships database for general UC scholarships. Scholarships offered by industry may be available through individual schools within the college.
Our scholarships recognise academic achievement and innovation skills, as well as cultural, sporting and community involvement.
First year scholarships
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
- UC Engineering Top Scholars Award
- UC Engineering High Achievers Award
- UC Engineering Māori Scholarship
- UC Engineering Pasifika Scholarship
- UC Electric Power Engineering Centre Scholarship (for students pursuing Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
- UC College of Engineering International Scholarship
Bachelor of Forestry Science
Bachelor of Product Design
Computer Science, Maths and Stats majors
Undergraduate scholarships by discipline
- Chemical and Process Engineering
- Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Forest Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronics Engineering
- Natural Resources Engineering
You can also view all scholarships for undergraduate Engineering students on the scholarships database.
There are a number of discipline specific scholarships available to postgraduate students. View by discipline below or search the scholarships database for more information.
- IFE Study Scholarship
- NZ SFPE Fire Engineering Scholarship
- Arup Fire Engineering Scholarship
- Olsson Fire and Risk Annual Scholarship
- Olsson Fire and Risk Master’s Scholarship
- New Zealand Fire Service Commission - download the attached PDF and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civil and Natural Resources also has some funding available each year to assist postgraduate students. Regular contestable funding is offered for research expenses such as field work, surveys, testing materials - discuss this with your supervisor.
Department funding is also available for conference travel/attendance by PhD students. Full-time students can also be employed as Teaching Assistants. These involve helping run laboratories, tutorial sessions, or marking undergraduate assignments. Students can earn up to NZ$3000 annually this way.
Chemical and Process
UC has Summer Scholarships that enable students to spend the summer (400 hours) on a supervised research project. Engineering students may credit their summer scholarship work towards the practical work requirements of the BE(Hons) degree provided criteria are met.
Only one university placement can be counted towards practical work requirements, regardless of the employer/sponsor.