UC Innovators' Summer Start-Up Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 September 2020

15 Sep

Length of award

10 weeks

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

This scholarship supports students at the University of Canterbury to "fast-track" their ideas and inventions towards reality by working on their venture full time over a summer break as participants in the UCE Summer Startup Programme. Both for-profit and social ventures are supported.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be enrolled full-time or part-time at the University of Canterbury at the time of application. Applicants who are international students must hold a New Zealand Student Visa that is valid throughout the summer break that begins in the year of application.

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.
Scholarship Page

Decision makers

The scholarship willbe awarded by the University Council, on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising:
a.the Director of Research & Innovation(or nominee);and
b.the Manager of UC Innovators (or nominee); andc.a person nominated by the Director of Research & Innovation (or nominee).

History or background of award

This scholarship was established by UC Innovators in 2013. UC Innovators encouragesand supportsentrepreneurship and innovation amongst all studentsat the University.

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 June 2020.