Fund Details
Helen Macmillan Brown Bursary (Non School Leavers)
Award Amount
Up to $2,500


The purpose of this bursary is to support female students residing in a hall that the University of Canterbury, recognised as being affiliated with the University.

Value/Benefits: Financial assistance at a value of $2,500 per 1.00 EFTS of enrolment

Level of Study: Undergraduate; Graduate; Honours; Master's; Doctoral

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 15 August (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: One year

Number Available Annually: Up to ten

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: The scholarship is tenable during full-time or part-time enrolment in any programme for a degree at the University of Canterbury

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Not applicable

Special Requirements: Must be female and a resident of a hall that the University of Canterbury recognised as being affiliated with the University

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

Application Information:

This application form is for continuing students in undergraduate, graduate, honours, postgraduate, master's or doctoral study, or those coming into their first year of study at one of the higher levels. If you are coming into the first year of undergraduate study (i.e. the first year of a Bachelor's degree), please refer to the Helen Macmillan Brown Bursary (School-Leavers).

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be:
  • female
  • a resident of a hall that the University of Canterbury recognised as being affiliated with the University

Additional Information:

The Helen Macmillan Brown Bursary was established in 1920 by Emeritus Professor John Macmillan Brown of the University of Canterbury, in memory of his late wife, Mrs Helen Macmillan Brown, née Connon, a former Lady Principal of Christchurch Girls' High School and the first woman to graduate from the University (in January 1875).

The bursary was originally awarded to students at Helen Connon Hall, a residence managed by Canterbury College. In 1974, after the Hall closed, the bursary was opened to women at any hall administered by the University. By 1990, only University Hall was still administered by the University, and the regulations were changed to restrict tenure to women residing at that hall. In 2015 the bursary was revised to allow more awards, for a shorter tenure, and to open the bursaries to women at any residential hall or village recognised as affiliated with the University.

EFTS means "Equivalent Full Time Student" and 1.00 EFTS is equal to 120 points in the University credit system. The bursary will be paid pro rata if the recipient is enrolled for less than 1.00 EFTS. The maximum payment will be $2,500 in total.

Contact Information:

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                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                20 Jun 2022
                Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
                15 Aug 2022 11:59 PM