Fund Details
UC International First Year Scholarship (Offshore and UCIC - April Round)
Award Amount
$10,000, $15,000 or $20,000


This application round is no longer available for 2024 (updated February 2024)

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognise and support top-achieving international students who have completed, or are currently completing, studies at either an overseas institution, or University of Canterbury International College (UCIC) and will be commencing an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Canterbury.

Value/Benefits: Financial assistance with tuition fees, at a value of $15,000

Level of Study: School Leaver (First year undergraduate)

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

Tenure: One year

Number Available Annually: Up to 7, across two scholarship rounds (April and October)

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Full-time enrolment in a first year of a programme for an undergraduate degree at the University of Canterbury

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Must be a full-fee paying international student. May not be a citizen of New Zealand or Australia, hold a New Zealand residence class visa, or be a Permanent Resident of Australia

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

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be completing, or have completed, on or after 1 January of the year before the year of application, a university entrance-level qualification that permits entry into a University of Canterbury undergraduate degree programme (please refer to the regulations for more details).

Applicants, by the closing date for the round in which they are applying, must have applied for admission to the University.

The scholarship is not tenable by students who have already undertaken partial study in an undergraduate degree programme at a New Zealand tertiary institution.

Selection will be based on:
  1. quality of academic achievement; and
  2. character, and evidence of leadership potential, and of involvement in cultural, sport, and/or community activities; and
  3. financial circumstances; and
  4. strategic objectives of the University.

Additional Information:

If, during the tenure of a scholarship, a recipient’s immigration status changes so that they are no longer a full-fee-paying international student and thereby obtain a partial refund of academic fees from the University, the scholarship is withdrawn, and any scholarship money paid since the status change was recorded at the University is refunded to the University.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

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