AECOM Water & Urban Development Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $5,000

Closing dates for applications

Next: 8 April 2022

Not currently open for applications.

Length of award

1 year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The AECOM Water and Urban Development Scholarship has been established in conjunction with AECOM Consulting Services (NZ) Ltd (formally URS New Zealand Ltd) to promote the study and application of engineering solutions to water infrastructure challenges.

Selection criteria

The Scholarship shall be awarded to a Part III student who is undertaking study towards a BE(Hons) degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Preference will be given to students who have an active interest in, and intend to take up a career in water and urban development.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The basis of selection will be:

academic results in Civil and Environmental engineering
technical ability
practical knowledge of the application of engineering skills
character, leadership potential and social skills
contribution to the University and/or community activities
candidate’s interest in pursuing a career in structural engineering, in particular in relation to water and urban development.

How do students apply?

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

The Scholarship emolument will be paid as a fees credit.

Decision makers

The Scholarship will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (or nominee), an academic from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (chosen by the Dean of Engineering), and a representative of the Peter North family on behalf of AECOM New Zealand.

History or background of award

The AECOM Water & Urban Development Scholarship was established in 2016 to assist Part III undergraduate students interested in water and urban development who are enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Additional information

The recipient of the Scholarship will be given preference for the available paid vocational employment positions at AECOM New Zealand Ltd. However, there shall be no obligation placedon the Scholarship holder to join the service of the donor organisation either during or upon completion of the programme of study, nor shall there be any guarantee of employment with the donor organisation on completion of the programme of study.

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

The Scholarship Office
The University of Auckland
+64 9 373 7599


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 April 2020.