Vice Chancellor's Excellence Award

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What does the scholarship get me?

Course fees and a certificate of proficiency

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Award (VCEA) recognises the value of breadth of learning for the University of Canterbury's most capable students, and supports their endeavours to study beyond their chosen degree.

Selection criteria

At the time of the application for enrolment in a course under the VCEA programme, candidates must be in one of the following categories:
a. Current full-time domestic students in PhD programmes at the University.
b. Current or intending domestic undergraduate students. Successful applicants in this category, at the time of commencement of study in a course under the VCEA programme, must
i. have passed at least 90 points of study; and
ii. have achieved an overall GPA of at least 7.0; and
iii. be enrolled full-time at the University.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

A condition of acceptance is that recipients permit publication and announcement of their acceptance of the award.

How do students apply?

Please download and complete the application form located below.
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Application Form
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History or background of award

The award was established 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 October 2020.