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


The purpose of this scholarship is to recognise and support high achievers of Māori heritage entering their first year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE(Hons)) degree programme at the 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: One year

Number Available Annually: Three

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: The scholarship is tenable during full-time enrolment in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE(Hons)) degree programme at the University of Canterbury

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Not applicable

Special Requirements: Applicants must be of Māori heritage and be completing/have completed a university entrance qualification at secondary level in New Zealand in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year, in the year immediately prior)

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

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:
  • have whakapapa Māori.
  • 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 potential in the Māori 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
      • Engineering
        Equity Awards
        • Maori students
          Domestic/International Students
          • Domestic
          • 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