$15,000 The University of Canterbury (UC) 2023 International First Year Scholarship (Offshore) New Zealand

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    New Zealand
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    20 Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

This scholarship will be awarded to high-achieving international students who have graduated from or are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at either an overseas institution or the University of Canterbury International College (UCIC) and will be enrolling at the University of Canterbury as a first-year student. Eligible students must have completed their studies at either an overseas institution or UCIC.


About the Scholarship Sponsor:

The Institution of Canterbury in New Zealand was the second university to be created in Aotearoa New Zealand when it was founded in the year 1873. This made it the second oldest university in the country. Formerly known as Canterbury College, this institution became part of the University of New Zealand as the very first college to do so. At the present time, it functions as a component institution of the university. The main campus of the university used to be situated in the heart of Christchurch; however, in 1975, it was moved to the wooded neighborhood of Ilam. Since then, the university has flourished in its new location. It is possible to find the Ilam campus approximately 5 kilometers away from the central business district of Christchurch.

It is surrounded by expansive green fields, and the Avon River, which flows close to University Drive, adds to the natural beauty of the campus by flowing directly next to it. The campus is encased in lush vegetation on all sides. The university campus includes a land area of 190 acres and is outfitted with lecture halls, labs, computer suites, studios, and four libraries that are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, there are studios where students can work on their projects. There are eleven distinct residence halls spread over the campus, and together they have the capacity to house roughly 2,279 individual students. In addition, there are more than fifteen distinct pubs, restaurants, and cafes dispersed all across the campus.


This particular establishment is home to a total of five colleges, including the College of Arts, the College of Engineering, the College of Science, the College of Education, Health and Human Development, and the College of Business and Law. In addition to that, it is the location of more than 35 distinct research institutes. Each of these educational institutions offers a wide range of degree programs in a variety of disciplines, including the humanities, business, and technology, as well as the performing arts, athletics, and music, as well as the legal and medical sciences. Many academic programs center their primary attention on careers in teaching, physical education, forestry, and language pathology, among other related professions.

In addition, students from other countries are given the opportunity to complete their degrees at one of the university’s partner institutions that is based in their own country. Students who take part in student exchange programs and a variety of other international short courses have the opportunity to gain experience in other parts of the world. In addition to this, students who participate in international internships also have the chance to gain experience in other countries. There are around 17,299 students enrolled in a variety of degree programs ranging from undergraduate to PhD, as well as diploma and certificate programs. There are roughly 814 members of the academic staff at this institution, and there are approximately 1151 members of the personnel. The institution maintains a list of notable graduates, which includes well-known authors, artists, academics, politicians, and other significant personalities from a wide variety of areas. One of the recipients of the Noble Prize from the University of Canterbury was Ernest Rutherford, a physicist who is credited with discovering the structure of the atom and who is frequently referred to as the “Father of Nuclear Physics.” Rutherford was also one of the individuals who made significant contributions to the field of nuclear physics.


University of Canterbury alumni include the well-known mathematician Roy Kerr, who is credited with the development of the Kerr geometry. Roy Kerr is only one of the numerous persons who have earned a degree from this institution. Notable graduates of the university include Henry Field, who is known as an educational psychologist, Craig Nevill-Manning, who is known as the Engineering Director of Google, William Young, who is known as the Supreme Court Judge in New Zealand, and Kevin Tod Smith, who is known as an actor. Other notable alumni include William Young, who is known as the Supreme Court Judge in New Zealand. The purpose of the program at the university known as UC Legends is to maintain a connection between the institution’s former students and its present student body. The former students are honored with pride at the university, and the program also serves to celebrate the institution’s alumni.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): University Of Canterbury

Scholarship Country:  New Zealand

Scholarship Worth:   $15,000

Scholarship Type: Undergraduate

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • This scholarship is awarded to high-achieving international students who are enrolling in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Canterbury and provides financial help to those students.
  • School Leavers are eligible for financial aid with school expenses, up to the value of $15,000. (First year undergraduate)


Eligibility for Scholarship

  • Recipients must be international students who are paying their full tuition fees.
  • Applicants are not permitted to be:
  • people who are native to either New Zealand or Australia;
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents; or
  • those who are in possession of New Zealand residency class visas
  • Applicants must be in the process of completing, or must have completed on or after January 1 of the year before the year of application, a university entrance-level qualification that permits entry into an undergraduate degree program at the University of Canterbury. This qualification can be earned at an overseas institution or at the UC International College (UCIC). Those who are currently enrolled in secondary school in New Zealand are ineligible.
  • It is required that a total of four applicants submit an application for admission to the university by the specified deadline (15 April or 31 October), depending on which round they are applying for.
  • Students who have already participated in some of the coursework required for an undergraduate degree program at a higher institution in New Zealand are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • The criteria for selection will be as follows:
  • quality of academic achievement; and character; and evidence of leadership potential; and evidence of involvement in cultural, sporting, and/or community activities; as well as financial circumstances; and the strategic objectives of the university; and
  • If there are fewer applicants with a suitable level of excellence than there are scholarships available in any given year, then the number of awards will be reduced.
  • Acceptance terms and conditions
  • If the offer of a scholarship is not formally accepted within one month of the offer date, the opportunity to receive the scholarship is forfeited, unless the offer letter specifies otherwise. 
  • By accepting the award, recipients give permission for their acceptance to be published and announced, and they indicate that they are willing to participate in activities that are part of the university community. These activities can include student mentoring, acting as university ambassadors, and being involved with University publicity as appropriate.
  • If a recipient’s immigration status changes during the course of a scholarship, such that they are no longer considered a full-fee-paying international student and are, as a result, eligible to receive a partial refund of academic fees from the university, the scholarship will be revoked, and any scholarship money that has been paid out since the status change was recorded at the university will be returned to the university in full.


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The The University of Canterbury (UC) 2023 International First Year Scholarship (Offshore) New Zealand   is open to all International Students


Application Procedure

  • Intent on applying, and capable of doing so? You can submit your application to the University of Canterbury online at myuc.canterbury.ac.nz.
  • Scholarship applications are due on April 15 or October 31 and can be submitted through the Scholarships website4.


Application Deadline

The application deadline  for The University of Canterbury (UC) 2023 International First Year Scholarship (Offshore) New Zealand   is October 31, 2023.

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