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UC study grants available now

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 – Term 2 enrolments closing soon!
  • Limited numbers available

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.

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?