Fund Details
Sims Empire Scholarship
Award Amount
Up to $70,000 per annum

Brief Description:

The scholarship supports graduates of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury with a background in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or any related subject, or in a medical or other health-related field, to undertake further study in Great Britain.

Value/Benefits: Up to $70,000 per annum, comprising:
a. Tuition fees: Up to $35,000
b. Stipend: $15,000
c. Expenses: $20,000

Level of Study: Postgraduate

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 1 November (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: Up to three years

Number Available Annually: Normally, there may be only one holder of the scholarship at a time.

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Full-time postgraduate study, at an institution in Great Britain.

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Applicants must have been either:
a. born in Aotearoa New Zealand; or
b. resident in Aotearoa New Zealand for a total of at least seven years on the closing date for applications.

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


Description:

The scholarship supports graduates of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury with a background in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or any related subject, or in a medical or other health-related field, to undertake further study in Great Britain.

Value/Benefits: Up to $70,000 per annum, comprising:
a. Tuition fees: Up to $35,000
b. Stipend: $15,000
c. Expenses: $20,000

Level of Study: Postgraduate

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 1 November (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: Up to three years

Number Available Annually: Normally, there may be only one holder of the scholarship at a time.

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Full-time postgraduate study, at an institution in Great Britain.

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Applicants must have been either:
a. born in Aotearoa New Zealand; or
b. resident in Aotearoa New Zealand for a total of at least seven years on the closing date for applications.

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


Application Information:

Normally, there may be only one holder of the scholarship at a time. The scholarship is advertised as it becomes available.


Additional Information:

The award was founded by Arthur Sims (1877–1969) and Agnes Marian (Nancy) Sims (née Todd) in 1945. Sir Arthur was a student of Canterbury College who graduated with an MA in Chemistry with first class honours and received an honorary LLD through Canterbury University College in 1955. He was a prominent industrialist and cricketer. Both Sir Arthur and Lady Sims are remembered for their philanthropy. In 1993 the estate of Sir Arthur and Lady Sims’s daughter, Mrs Nancy Margaret Graeme Black (1919−1989), contributed to the scholarship’s fund.

Contact Information:

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

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                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                6 Sep 2023
                Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone) :
                1 Nov 2023 11:59 PM