Fund Details
UC Mathematics and Statistics High Achievers Award (School-Leaver)
Award Amount


The purpose of this scholarship is to recognise and support high-achieving students at the University of Canterbury who are entering their first year of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree programme and majoring in Data Science, Financial Engineering, Mathematics, or Statistics.

Value/Benefits: Financial assistance at a value of $2,000

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: Five, one of which is reserved for a Māori or Pasifika student

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: The scholarship is tenable during full-time enrolment in a programme for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree at the University of Canterbury with:
  • a major in Data Science and an enrolment in MATH 102 and STAT 101; or
  • a major in Financial Engineering and an enrolment in MATH 103 and STAT 101; or
  • a major in Mathematics and an enrolment in MATH 103; or
  • a major in Statistics and an enrolment in STAT 101
Recipients who have completed MATH 199 are exempt from enrolling in MATH 102 or MATH 103

Special Requirements: Must have completed, or be completing, a university entrance qualification and have studied at secondary level in New Zealand in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year, in the year immediately prior), either (1) in New Zealand, or (2) overseas at Te Aho o Te Kura. International students who meet these requirements are eligible to apply

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

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Selection will be based on:
  1. academic achievement; and
  2. demonstrated commitment to, or interest in, the intended degree programme.

Additional Information:

The scholarship must be taken up in the year following the year of application.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

Search Filters:

Subject of Study
  • Data Science
  • Financial Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
    Equity Awards
    • Maori students
    • Pasifika students
      Level of Study
      • School Leaver (First year undergraduate)
        Domestic/International Students
        • Domestic
        • International currently studying in a New Zealand secondary school
          • College of Arts
          • College of Science
            Application Closing Month
            • August
              Award Type
              • Any
              • Scholarship
                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                30 Oct 2021
                Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
                30 Nov 2021 11:59 PM