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Scholarships allow the brightest and most able students to receive a Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | The University of Canterbury education regardless of their financial background.

Your gift to the Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | The University of Canterbury will ensure that UC continues to provide vital services in our community and a world-class learning experience for students.

Support any of these funds from our donations page, which is organised based on your country of residence for taxation purposes.

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Te Kakau a Māui Scholarship

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, 150 Te Kakau a Māui Scholarships will be awarded to students from Te Waipounamu South Island who are keen to make a change in their world.

Te Kakau a Māui Scholarship will fully fund university course fees for those awarded the scholarship. Click here to learn more.

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UC Māpura Bright Start Scholarship

This scholarship enables talented young people to access a Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | The University of Canterbury education, regardless of their financial background. The scholarship supports those students from low decile schools, disadvantaged groups, single parent families, first generation to university and those from large families and is a first year full fees undergraduate scholarship. The scholarship is open to all undergraduate students who are Aotearoa New Zealand residents/citizens.

HITLabNZ Scholarship HITLabNZ logo

The HITLabNZ is celebrating 20 years at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | The University of Canterbury. To commemorate this event, they are seeking support to establish student scholarship within the HITLab.

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To learn more about the amazing work of HITLabNZ, please visit their website.

College Scholarship

If you are interested in supporting a general scholarship fund within one of our Faculties: Arts, Law, Business, Education, Health and Human Development; Engineering or Science, please contact us by email at:

Eamon Molloy Scholarship

The Eamon Molloy Memorial Scholarship was established by Asian alumni in memory of Eamon Mark Paul Molloy QSM. Eamon Molloy touched the lives of many overseas students at the University of Canterbury from the 1960s onwards, acting as a guardian for many, overseeing their welfare in Ōtautahi Christchurch, setting up orientation programmes and advising and supporting the students.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a student from Asia at UC.

Park and Paulay Scholarship

The Park and Paulay Scholarship endowment fund has been established in recognition of the world-class teaching and research conducted by Professors Bob Park and Tom Paulay in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University. The scholarship supports an undergraduate engineering student. To learn more please view the Park and Paulay Brochure. To donate to the Park and Paulay Fund, please use our online platform here.

Emerging Leaders Enrolment Scholarship

These scholarships recognise high academic achievement, as well as leadership potential and sporting, cultural and community involvement. Scholarships attract some of the brightest students to UC, enabling them to attend university regardless of their financial circumstances.

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To find out more about the University of Canterbury Emerging Leaders Programme visit their site: UC ELDP