UC Emerging Leaders' Scholarship


This scholarship recognises high academic achievement, as well as leadership potential and involvement in community, culture, and sports activities, amongst intending first-year students at the University. Recipients have the opportunity for participation in a University of Canterbury-sponsored leadership programme. Currently approximately 100 scholarships, across a range of categories, are available.

Applications for scholarships for those joining UC in 2019 have now closed. Applications for those intending to start studies in 2020 will open in June 2019.


Applicants must have completed, or be completing, a University Entrance qualification or equivalent, and have studied at secondary level, either in New Zealand or overseas, in the year of application (or in the previous year if they are on a gap year). Recipients must be New Zealand or Australian citizens, or holders of New Zealand residence class visas, and must have made an application to enrol for full-time study at the University by the second Monday in December in the year prior to their first enrolment. The award of a scholarship is subject to the recipient achieving university entrance.

Tuition fees (second year) or accommodation fees to $6,000 and leadership programme
1 year
Closing Dates
15 Aug 2019

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. General (any College). Prospective Students. Undergraduate. Domestic Students. Maori Students. Pacific Island 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.