UC Mathematics and Statistics Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

$1,000, $2,500 or 5,000

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 March 2022

Length of award

One Year.

Number of awards offered

Up to 45

Purpose of award

This scholarship recognises and supports high-achieving 200-, 300-, and 400-level students majoring in Mathematics, Statistics, Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences, Data Science, Applied Data Science or Financial Engineering at the University of Canterbury.

Selection criteria

At 31 March in the year of application, applicants must be enrolled full-time at the University in at least 60 points of 200-, 300-, or 400-level taught courses (not including any thesis course) for an undergraduate or postgraduate programme in:
a. Mathematics;
b. Statistics;
c. Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences;
d. Data Science;
e. Applied Data Science; or
f. Financial Engineering.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

By accepting the award, recipients permit publication and announcement of their acceptance, and indicate that they are willing to engage in University community activities, such as student mentoring, acting as University ambassadors, and being involved with University publicity as appropriate.

How do students apply?

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.

Decision makers

The scholarship is awarded by the Council of the University on the recommendation of a selection committee comprising:
a. the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Engineering and Forestry (or nominee);
b. the Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics (or nominee); and
c. the Senior Student Advisor, College of Engineering (or nominee).

History or background of award

The University of Canterbury Department of Mathematics and Statistics established the scholarship in 2013.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

The Scholarships Office
University of Canterbury
Level 3, Registry, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
+64 3 366 7001


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in December 2020.