Fund Details
UC Engineering Pacific/Pasifika Scholarship (School-Leaver)
Award Amount
$1,000, $3,000 or $5,000


The purpose of this scholarship is to recognise and support high-achieving Pacific/Pasifika students entering their first year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE(Hons)) degree programme at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

a. Financial assistance at one of the following three values:
  1. $5,000 (Category A)
  2. $3,000 (Category B)
  3. $1,000 (Category C)
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: Up to 120 points of enrolment

Number Available Annually: At least three

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: The scholarship is tenable during full-time or part-time enrolment in a first year of a programme for a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE(Hons)) degree at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Not applicable

Special Requirements: Applicants must be Pacific/Pasifika, and must not have been enrolled in a degree programme at any tertiary institute

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

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:
  • be Pacific/Pasifika;
  • 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. demonstrated leadership in the Pacific/Pasifika community;
  2. academic achievement, as indicated by quality of achievement at NCEA Level 2, or equivalent university entrance qualification;
  3. demonstrated commitment to, or interest in, the BE(Hons) degree programme; and
  4. strategic objectives of the University.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

Search Filters:

  • Engineering
    Level of Study
    • School Leaver (First year undergraduate)
      Subject of Study
      • Chemical and Process Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
      • Engineering
      • Forest Engineering
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Mechatronics Engineering
      • Natural Resources Engineering
      • Software Engineering
        Equity Awards
        • Pasifika students
        • Part-time study
          Domestic/International Students
          • Domestic
          • International
          • International currently studying in a New Zealand secondary school
            Application Closing Month
            • August
              Award Type
              • Any
              • Scholarship
                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                9 Oct 2023
                Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone) :
                27 Nov 2023 11:59 PM