Fund Details
Orion Master's Energy Scholarship 2021
Award Amount


The purpose of this scholarship is to support study towards a Master's degree at the University of Canterbury for students engaged in research related to the energy field.

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

Level of Study: Master's

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

Tenure: The scholarship is tenable for the period necessary to complete up to 120 points of enrolment

Number Available Annually: One

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Enrolment in one of the following:
  • a programme for a Master's degree that includes a thesis, dissertation, or research project with a credit weighting of at least 90 points, relating to the energy field in the broadest sense; or
  • a programme for a Master of Engineering Studies (MEngSt) degree in Renewable Energy, that includes a 30-point research project
Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Not applicable

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

Special Eligibility Requirements:

By 10 December in the year of application:
  1. applicants must have met the academic requirements for enrolment in the qualifying programme at the University of Canterbury;
  2. applicants must have received final confirmed grades for the qualifying degree; and
  3. applicants requiring admission with academic equivalent standing must have had this admission confirmed unconditionally (including any English language requirements).
For applicants who have completed the academic requirements, but not the non-academic requirements, for the BE(Hons) degree, offers of award are conditional on the completion and crediting of the non-academic requirements by 15 March in the year following the year of application. Students may not take up the scholarship until such non-academic requirements have been completed and credited.

Selection will be based on:
  1. academic achievement; and
  2. potential to contribute to the energy field.

Additional Information:

Southpower Limited, later Orion New Zealand Limited, established the scholarship in 1994.

Recipients will be required to meet with Orion New Zealand Limited to discuss their project soon after they have commenced their research, and to make a presentation to the company at the completion of their research.

*The scholarship will be paid pro rata if the recipient is enrolled for fewer than 120 points in any year, or has enrolled in a qualifying programme prior to 1 January in the year following the year of application.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

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Level of Study
  • Postgraduate
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    Domestic/International Students
    • Domestic
    • International
      Subject of Study
      • Energy Processing Technologies
      • Renewable Engineering
        Equity Awards
        • Part-time study
          • Engineering
          • Science
            Application Closing Month
            • October
              Award Type
              • Any
              • Scholarship