Fund Details
Robert Bell Scholarship
Award Amount
$7,000 or $8,000


The purpose of this scholarship is to support students of Journalism at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha University of Canterbury.

BC students: $7,000
GradDipJour students:

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Closing Date:
An application is not required. Enrolment at the University either in a programme for a GradDipJour or at 300-level in a programme for a BC degree with a major in Journalism constitutes an application for the Robert Bell Scholarship.

Up to 120 points of enrolment

Number available annually:
At least one

Applicable enrolment during tenure: 
A programme for a GradDipJour, or 300-level in a programme for a BC degree with a major in Journalism.

Citizenship/residency requirements:
Not applicable.

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

Additional Information:

Robert Bell (1863–1937) established the scholarship in 1920 for the purpose of promoting the scientific study of Journalism. Mr Bell was a prominent New Zealand newspaper proprietor and a former president of the Press Congress of the World. At the time of establishing the scholarship Mr Bell also provided funds and a proposal that led to the establishment of Journalism as a programme of study at the University.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

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Subject of Study
  • Journalism
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    • Part-time study
      Level of Study
      • Undergraduate
      • Postgraduate
        Domestic/International Students
        • Both domestic and international
          • Arts
            Application Closing Month
            • No Application (February)
              Award Type
              • Scholarship