Fund Details
UC Electric Power Engineering Centre Scholarship (Non School-Leavers)
Award Amount
$3,000

Description:

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.

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

Level of Study: 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 applicants in Intermediate Year, of which up to four are reserved for females
  • Up to eight scholarships for applicants in First Professional Year, of which up to four are reserved for females
  • Up to eight scholarships for applicants in Second Professional Year, of which up to four are reserved for females
Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: 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 read the regulations, click here.


Application Information:

The Selection Committee may choose to interview an Intermediate Year or Professional Year application to further assess selection criteria, as outlined in the "Special Eligibility Requirements" section below.

Applications for current and previous recipients of the scholarship are encouraged. Such applications are considered equally with those from new applicants.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants for the Intermediate Year scholarship must:
  • be enrolled in the Intermediate Year of a programme for a BE(Hons) degree programme at the University of Canterbury.
Applicants for the First or Second Professional Year scholarship must:
  • be enrolled in the First or Second Professional Year of a programme for a BE(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Canterbury.
Selection for the Intermediate Year applicants will be based on:
  1. quality of achievement in Semester 1 courses in the Intermediate Year of a BE(Hons) degree programme at the University of Canterbury (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).
Selection for the First and Second Professional Year applicants will be based on:
  1. quality of achievement in completed courses in a BE(Hons) degree programme at the University of Canterbury, in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (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.


Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at scholarships@canterbury.ac.nz

Search Filters:

Subject of Study
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Equity Awards
    • Financial hardship
    • Women
      Level of Study
      • Undergraduate
        Domestic/International Students
        • Domestic
          College
          • College of Engineering
            Application Closing Month
            • August
              Award Type
              • Any
              • Scholarship
                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                20 Jun 2020
                Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
                15 Aug 2020 11:59 PM