Fund Details
UC Electric Power Engineering Centre Scholarship (School-Leaver / First Year Undergraduate) WITHDRAWN
Award Amount


The purpose of this scholarship is to support and promote study in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) degree programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Canterbury.

a. Financial assistance with the costs associated with university study, at a value of $3,000

Level of Study: School Leaver (First year undergraduate)

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 15 August (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: One year

Number Available Annually: Up to eight scholarships for school-leaver applicants, of which up to four are reserved for females

Number Available Annually: Full-time enrolment in Engineering Intermediate or a Professional Year of a BE(Hons) programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Must be a citizen of New Zealand, or hold a New Zealand residence class visa

For more information please click on the award name above. To read the regulations, click here.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants for the School-Leaver scholarship (i.e. those who are coming into their first year of study at the University of Canterbury) must:
  • have completed, or be completing, a university entrance qualification, and have studied at secondary level in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year, in the year immediately prior).
Selection will be based on:
  1. quality of achievement at NCEA Level 2, or equivalent university entrance qualification (approximately 30% weighting);
  2. demonstrated commitment to, or interest in, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Electric Power Engineering, indicating potential to contribute to the electric power engineering industry in New Zealand (approximately 40% weighting); and
  3. general character, leadership potential, and communication and social skills (approximately 30% weighting).
Preference may be given to those who face financial hardship.

Additional Information:

The Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre) established the scholarship in 2014. The EPECentre's mission is to be a research centre of excellence in Electric Power Engineering that meets industry's research needs and fulfils the Power Engineering Excellence Trust's (PEET's) purpose to promote and support the education of power engineers and to support excellence in the study of power engineering in New Zealand. A way in which the EPECentre is supporting excellence by engineers in the study of power engineering is by offering these scholarships. In 2018 the EPECentre decided to reserve some of the scholarships for women, to meet and sustain future engineering needs of the power industry. This also aligns with the objectives of The Diversity Agenda,7 of which the UC College of Engineering is afounding partner. In 2019, the EPECentre decided to allow for the possibility of preference being given to those who have financial hardship, and to modify the programme so that, every year, students have to reapply and thereby prove their continued commitment to, and interest in, Power Engineering.


Withdrawn 9/3/21. Replaced by Power Engineering Excellence Trust Undergraduate Scholarship.

Contact Information:

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Subject of Study
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Equity Awards
    • Financial hardship
    • Women
      Level of Study
      • School Leaver (First year undergraduate)
        Domestic/International Students
        • Domestic
          • College of Engineering
            Application Closing Month
            • August
              Award Type
              • Any
              • Scholarship
                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                3 Nov 2020
                Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
                30 Nov 2020 11:59 PM