UC Engineering High Achievers Award

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What does the scholarship get me?

each with value of $3,000 ($1,500 per annum)

Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 August 2022

15 August.

Length of award

Two years.

Number of awards offered

Up to thirty scholarships

Purpose of award

This scholarship recognises and supports high achievers entering their first year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE(Hons)) degree programme at the University of Canterbury.

Selection criteria

Applicants must have completed, or be completing, a university entrance qualification and must have studied at secondary level in New Zealand in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year,1in the year immediately prior). International students who meet these requirements are eligible to apply.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The scholarship must be taken up in the year following the year of application.

Recipients must qualify for admission to the University, through achievement of University Entrance or an equivalent qualification, by at least one week before the first day of Semester 1 of the first year of tenure.

How do students apply?

You may apply 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.

However, if the scholarship is managed by Universities NZ or another department of the University an External Website link will appear below and application instructions will be available through that link.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

In making its recommendation, the committee will consider:a. academic achievement, as indicated by quality of achievement at NCEA Levels 2 and 3, or in equivalent university entrance qualifications; andb. demonstrated commitment to, or interest in, the BE(Hons) degree programme.

If, in any year, there are fewer candidates of sufficient merit than there are scholarships available, fewer awards will be made.

Unless otherwise specified in the offer letter, an offer of a scholarship will lapse if it is not formally accepted within one calendar month of the date of the offer.
The scholarship will be paid by direct credit to a recipient’s nominated New Zealand bank account as soon as practicableafter the final date, in his or her first and third semesters of study, on which a student may receive a full refund for withdrawal from a course,3 and after confirmation of the student’s full-time enrolment in a BE(Hons) degree programme.

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, Engineering (or nominee); b. the Dean of Engineering (or nominee); andc. the Senior Academic Advisor, Engineering (or nominee).

History or background of award

This scholarship recognises and supports high achievers entering their first year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE(Hons)) degree programme at the University of Canterbury.

Additional information

The scholarship is not co-tenable with any other University of Canterbury-funded awards, apart fromthe following:a. Tuition fee scholarshipsb. The UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarshipc. The Go Canterbury Scholarship The scholarship is co-tenable with awards that are not funded by 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 December 2020.