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UC study grants available now

With the assistance of a UC FutureU Grant for those impacted by COVID-19 (2020 enrolments only) now could be the right time to do something you’ve been putting off.

We are providing study grants of up to $7,500 per person for those who have been impacted by COVID-19 - redundancies, suspensions or significant reduction of work hours. Applicants must be nominated by their employer (self–employed are entitled too).

What is FutureU?

  • Initiative to support businesses and their employees who are affected by COVID-19 related redundancies, suspensions or significant reductions in work hours
  • UC is providing study grants of up to $7,500 per person to subsidise tuition fees
  • Qualifications range from certificates and diplomas to our newly revamped MBA
  • 2020 enrolments only
  • Limited numbers available

FutureU study grants available for eligible students for Summer School Programme.

How does it work?

Review FutureU eligibility

Applicants must have been in continuing employment and their employment has been terminated, suspended or their hours have been severely reduced (40% or more) due to COVID-19. Applicants must be nominated by their employer and be eligible to enter a qualification of the University of Canterbury as well as meeting the entry criteria of any qualification (see study options) and course they wish to enrol in. Download Grant Regulations

Download study options

There are various study pathways available ranging from certificates and diplomas to our newly revamped MBA. These qualifications are heavily subsidised to help affected staff to reskill and prepare for a new career or upskill to improve future job opportunities. Enrolments are for 2020 only and numbers are limited. Download Study Options.

Discuss with employee

Provide your employees with the downloaded Study Options and Grant Regulations. Should they be interested in the FutureU study offering and want to hear more about it, just submit the online nomination form and our Careers/Student Advisors will be in touch with them to guide them through the options

Submit employee nomination

Applications are submitted by the employer on behalf of the employee to the University of Canterbury. Grant offers will be communicated to the student directly by the University of Canterbury. Once your employee has notified you of their interest in the FutureU Programme, please complete this online form to nominate your employee.

Have any questions or need help?

Review study options

There are various study pathways available ranging from certificates and diplomas to our newly revamped MBA. These qualifications are heavily subsidised to help affected staff to reskill and prepare for a new career or upskill to improve future job opportunities. Download Study Options.

Notify your employer

If you are interested in exploring these study pathways just let your employer know. Enrolments are for 2020 only and numbers are limited.

Employer submits nomination

FutureU is a programme to support staff and businesses affected by COVID 19. It is intended to help affected employees to reskill and prepare for a new career or upskill to improve future job opportunities. Once your employer has your confirmation of interest they will apply with UC online on your behalf.

UC contacts you

Once we receive your employers notification we will contact you and guide you through the study options to help you choose the right qualification for your new FutureU.

Have any questions or need help?

Tracy Ahern

Tracy Ahern, Founder of Au Natural Skinfood
"The FutureU grant offered by UC has been an amazing opportunity for me. Post-COVID our lives and business changed dramatically. Completing an MBA has always been a dream of mine, but the timing has never been right. Learning about the FutureU grant changed this for me. I enrolled three days before the course started and I have now completed two modules which I have thoroughly enjoyed. The MBA programme is relevant to what many businesses are facing right now with real life applications that I have been able to implement in my business to make a difference and help us navigate these tough times. A great initiative UC, thank you."