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Go Waitaha Canterbury

14 November 2023

UC offers exciting Go Waitaha Canterbury scholarships to up to 150 Year 13 students from Auckland and Wellington. This scholarship provides the ultimate all-round student living and learning experience along with the very best of what Canterbury, Christchurch, and UC has to offer. Learn more about UC's Go Waitaha Canterbury scholarships and apply!

Go Canterbury 2017

Go Waitaha Canterbury - Calling Auckland & Wellington Year 13 Students!

UC offers the exciting ‘Go Waitaha Canterbury’ scholarship exclusively to Year 13 students from Auckland and Wellington.

The UC Go Waitaha Canterbury scholarship provides the ultimate all-round student living/learning community for up to 150 students to experience the very best of what Canterbury, Christchurch and this University have to offer. Enjoy a range of personal development opportunities and adventures as you explore and learn about our region. 

NOTE: The nominated hall of residence for the Go Waitaha Canterbury Scholarship this year is University Hall.


  • $5,000 scholarship towards accommodation costs with Unilodge
  • On campus, supported living/learning community
  • Fully catered accommodation


Personal Development
  • A range of personal development workshops and seminars
  • Professional and career development seminars and opportunities


  • Four educational outdoor recreational field trips, unique to the Canterbury region. This includes:
    • a winter field trip,
    • a summer field trip,
    • urban and outdoor activities
  • Opportunities to experience and be a part of the Christchurch rebuild, and engage with our Christchurch community and project leaders, either through courses or the Student Volunteer Army.

Terms and conditions apply.


How to Apply

Applications close 15 August 2023. 
Information on how to apply.



See all the incredible adventures our past recipients got up to in our Yearbooks:

Go Canterbury 2020 Yearbook (PDF, 1MB, 12 pages)

Go Waitaha Canterbury 2021 Yearbook (PDF, 1MB, 24 pages)

Go Waitaha Canterbury 2022 Yearbook (PDF, 1MB, 16 pages)

Go Waitaha Canterbury 2023 Yearbook (PDF, 3MB, 16 pages)


Previous Go Waitaha Canterbury recipients

Courtney Dyson

From Kristin School, Courtney is studying Law and Criminal Justice. Find out about her Go Waitaha Canterbury experience.

Trent Tipene

Trent went to King’s College and is now studying Engineering. Listen to the amazing things he’s been up to with the Go Waitaha Canterbury scholarship.

Melissa McNaughtan

From Saint Kentigern College and now studying Biochemistry and Biology, see Melissa talk about how close everything is – from the mountains to the centre of town.

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