150th Te Kakau a Māui scholarships

To celebrate our 150th year at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, we are offering a further 150 Te Kakau a Māui scholarships in 2024.

The scholarships cover full fees and support programme for one undergraduate degree for students from decile 1-7 Te Waipounamu|South Island schools and who are committed to making positive change in the world. 

Positive change can include: cultural, economic, environmental, political, and/or social change.

Successful applicants will be able to access a range of support to ensure they thrive and succeed in their studies at UC.

Applications open here 20 June 2023 and close 15 August 2023. 

 What our 2023 scholarship recipients have said:

Receiving this scholarship has eliminated a HUGE amount of stress in my life. It has and will greatly benefit my whole life. I have enjoyed meeting and making connections with other people who are part of the programme. Big thumbs up!” − Caoimhe, Haeata Community Campus.

“I always feel support along the way. Once a fortnight, my Homebase Leader and I meet and have a coffee. She asks me how I am doing and supports me very kindly and happily in many ways” − Simin, Hagley Community College.

“It has provided priceless help and support during my transition into tertiary education and guided me on my path into my engineering degree. I have enjoyed creating connections and friendships through workshops and sharing ideas and stories with like-minded Te Kakau a Māui scholarship rangitahi” − Kahu, Kaiapoi High School. 

Need help applying?

Contact your Kaitohutohu Ākonga | Future Student Advisor