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UC College of Engineering International Scholarship in New Zealand 2020

The University of Canterbury in New Zealand is taking applications for the UC College of Engineering International Scholarship award program open to full-fee-paying foreign candidates for the 2020/21 school session.

Created in 1873, Canterbury College, as it was then referred to, was only the second institution of higher learning in Aotearoa New Zealand. It was created on the Oxbridge model with one primary difference: women scholars were granted admission from the start. An early alumnus, Helen Connon, was the first woman in the then British Empire to obtain honours. Domiciled in graceful stone buildings on a central city block, the institution was reliant on on rents from high country farms with which it had been bestowed by the Canterbury Provincial Council.

The UC College of Engineering International Scholarship award acknowledges top foreign scholars and supports them in schooling towards an undergraduate Engineering degree program at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Te Rāngai Pūkaha | College of Engineering created the scholarship award in 2016 to replace the UC College of Engineering UK Scholarship award. In 2017, the scholarship award incorporated the UC College of Engineering Malaysian Scholarship award.

Worth of UC College of Engineering International Scholarship

Financial aid with tuition fees valued up to $15,000.

Eligibility for UC College of Engineering International Scholarship

Beneficiaries have to be full-fee-paying foreign students. Candidates may not be:
a. nationals of New Zealand or Australia; or
b. Permanent Residents of Australia; or
c. carriers of New Zealand residence class visas.

  • Candidates for the UC College of Engineering International Scholarship award program should have filled out a university entrance-level qualification that enables entry into a UC undergraduate degree program prior to the deadline for applications for the scholarship award.
  • By 1 March or by 15 August as applicable, a candidate should have submitted application to the University for admission to the BE (Hons) program.

How to Apply for UC College of Engineering International Scholarship

  • You may submit application via their webpage around 8 weeks prior to applications close. If it is possible to apply online for this scholarship award, there will be a link available on the online system. If the link is not given, please download and fill out the application form gotten from the website.
  • However, if the scholarship award is administered by Universities NZ or another department of the University, an External Website link will be available and application guidelines will be available via that link.

Additional Information:

If, during the term of a scholarship award, a beneficiary’s immigration standing changes so that they are not anymore a full-fee-paying foreign student, and they thereby get a partial repayment of academic fees from the University, the scholarship award is withdrawn, and any scholarship award money remitted since the status change was recorded at the University is reimbursed to the University.

Selection process

  • Thirty-five scholarship awards are obtainable yearly.
  • The scholarship award is granted by the Council of the University on the suggestion of a selection committee including:
    • the Vice-Chancellor (or nominee); and
    • the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Engineering (or nominee).

Selection criteria

In putting forward its recommendation, the committee looks at, in descending order of importance:

  1. academic achievement;
    1. proven devotion to, and interest in, Engineering;
    1. cultural and/or sporting involvement, and/or community activity; and
    1. general character.

If, in any year, there are fewer applicants of adequate merit than there are scholarship awards available, fewer scholarship awards are granted.

Conditions of Acceptance

Unless otherwise stated in the scholarship letter of offer, an offer of a scholarship award expires if it is not officially accepted within one month of the date of the offer. By taking the scholarship award, beneficiaries permit publication and broadcast of their acceptance, and specify that they are willing to take part in University community undertakings, like student mentoring, functioning as University ambassadors, and being involved with University publicity as needed.

Application Deadline

  • 11:59 pm (NZT) 1 March (for candidates who will be first enlisting for the next Semester 2, or for Summer School)
  • 11:59 pm (NZT) 15 August (for candidates who are enrolled in Aotearoa New Zealand at that date)
  • 11:59 pm (NZT) 31 October (for those who are schooling abroad at that date)

Visit here for more information and to apply

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