Fund Details
F A Hayek Scholarship in Economics or Political Science
Award Amount


The purpose of this scholarship is to support students towards study for an Honours or Master's degree in Economics or Political Science at the University of Canterbury. The scholarship was established in 1994 by a gift from Alan Gibbs.

Value/Benefits: Financial assistance with the costs associated with university study, to a value of $16,500

Level of Study: Honours, Master's

Closing Date: 5:00 pm (NZT) 15 October (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: One year. Refer to the "Additional Information" section for more details

Number Available Annually: Typically one. Refer to the "Additional Information" section for more details

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Must be enrolled in a programme for a Master's or Honours degree in Economics or Political Science at the University of Canterbury, with a course weighting in the range of 0.75-1.50 EFTS. Such a programme must include a research component of at least 30 points

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Not applicable

For more information, please read the regulations for this award: click here.

Additional Information:

One scholarship is available annually, however, in any year the Council of the University may elect to offer two scholarships, each with a value of fifty percent of the value of the full scholarship:
  • one to a candidate who will be studying Economics; and
  • one to a candidate who will be studying Political Science
If funds permit, the Council may elect to offer each of the two scholarships at the full value.

The scholarship is tenable in either Part I or Part II of a two-year Master's degree programme.

It is also tenable for 180-point, one-year Master's degrees offered by the Department of Political Science or the Department of Economics and Finance.

1.00 EFTS is equal to 120 points in the University of Canterbury's credit system.

If it is necessary for their research, recipients, with the permission of the Dean of Arts, may retain the scholarship while carrying out research for limited periods outside the University of Canterbury.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

Search Filters:

  • Arts
    Level of Study
    • Postgraduate
    • Masters
    • Honours
      Subject of Study
      • Economics
      • Political Science and International Relations
        Domestic/International Students
        • Domestic
        • International
          Application Closing Month
          • October
            Award Type
            • Any
            • Scholarship
              Begin Accepting Applications Date:
              22 Aug 2023
              Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone) :
              15 Oct 2023 11:59 PM