Fund Details
UC Engineering Top Achievers Scholarship (School-Leaver Scholarship)
Award Amount
$5,000 per annum, or $1,500 per annum for two years


The purpose of this scholarship is to recognise and support top achievers entering their first year of study in a BE(Hons) degree programme at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

Value/Benefits: Financial assistance at a value of $5,000 per annum for two years, or $1,500 per annum for two years

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: Two years

Number Available Annually: Forty

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: The scholarship is tenable during full-time enrolment in a recipient’s first two years of a programme for a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) degree at the University

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Not applicable

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

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must not have been enrolled in a degree programme at any tertiary institute.*

*Participation in STAR courses, community education courses offered by tertiary institutions, orientation or general interest programmes run by tertiary institutions for secondary school students does not preclude eligibility for this award.

Selection will be based on:
  1. academic achievement, as indicated by quality of achievement at NCEA Level 2, or equivalent university entrance qualification;
  2. cultural and/or sporting participation, and/or community service;
  3. leadership potential;;
  4. general character; and
  5. strategic objectives of the University.

Additional Information:

Te Rāngai Pūkaha | College of Engineering established the scholarship in 2021. It replaces the UC Engineering High Achievers Award and the UC Engineering Top Scholars Award.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

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              Application Closing Month
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