UC International First Year Scholarship (NZ School-Leaver)


This scholarship recognises and supports top-achieving international students commencing an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Canterbury after studying at secondary level in New Zealand. Ten scholarships are available annually.

The online application system will begin accepting applications eight weeks before the closing date. Apply on-line


Recipients must be full-fee-paying international students. Applicants may not be:
a. citizens of New Zealand or Australia;
b. Permanent Residents of Australia; or
c. holders of New Zealand residence class visas.
They must have completed, or be completing, a University Entrance qualification or equivalent, and have studied at secondary level in New Zealand in the year of application (or in the previous year if they are on a gap year). Applicants must have applied for admission to the University by 15 August. The scholarship is not tenable by students who have completed a programme at the UC International College (UCIC) or who have already undertaken partial study in an undergraduate degree programme at any other New Zealand tertiary institution.

1 year
Closing Dates
15 Aug 2020

How to apply for this scholarship

You may apply through this webpage approximately 8 weeks before applications close. If it’s possible to apply on-line for this scholarship there will be a link above to the on-line system. If the link is not provided, please download and complete the application form located below.

However, if the scholarship is managed by Universities NZ or another department of the University an External Website link will appear below and application instructions will be available through that link.


Application required only. Prospective Students. Undergraduate. International Students.


While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct, applicants are advised to check the application forms and regulations for eligibility criteria, scholarship value and tenure, and closing dates.