First Year Undergraduate Scholarships 2017

Scholarships - Undergraduate Page

If you are planning to enrol in an undergraduate degree then there is a wide range of scholarships you can apply for.

How do I know if I am eligible for a scholarship?

Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria (e.g. subject/course, level, citizenship, age, gender, ethnicity, school, region, etc.) Check the regulations to see if you meet the criteria. Apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for, as it is possible to hold more than one scholarship each year.

What if I am going on a gap year?

If you are planning to go overseas on a gap year, you should check whether the scholarship application form must be submitted before you depart.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Students will apply through the UC Scholarships website. Applications can be submitted online from 20 June 2016. The closing date for applications is 15 August 2016.

To submit a scholarship application online, students will first need to register for a myUC account through which to log-in to the site.

Referees will also be invited by the student to submit their references through the online system. Students are encouraged to request references early on in the application period.

Note: Many scholarships have selection criteria which are also listed in the regulations - be aware of this when completing application forms.

How to find a scholarship

1. Look for the scholarships you could be eligible for

Some scholarships are available only to international students, or to students who are enrolled at UC in particular subjects or degrees. Check first year undergraduate scholarships 2017

2. Check for closing dates

Most of the scholarships have an application form online and a closing date. You must submit your application no later than the closing date, otherwise your application will not be considered.

3. Check the value of the scholarship

Some scholarships are worth more than others, and some may be given over a number of years. Some scholarships cover only your first-year tuition fees at UC.

4. Make sure you understand the key terms used

See the glossary of key terms used with scholarships:

Award
General term for an amount of money given out to a student.

Bursary
A financial award conferred primarily, but not exclusively, on the basis of financial need.

First year fees
Tuition fees and compulsory fees (includes the student services levy).

First year tuition fees
The tuition fees for the year, which is calculated from the fee for each course a student is enrolled in.

First year undergraduate student
A student starting the first year of their undergraduate degree, and who has not enrolled at another tertiary institution since finishing secondary school.

Gap Year
A period, between the end of a former student’s last school year and the beginning of an academic year of the university, spent by the former student in non-academic activities. Considered to be of no more than 12 months’ duration.

International student
A student who is not a New Zealand Citizen or a holder of a Residence Class Visa or Permanent Resident of Australia, Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue.

Regulations
The rules governing an award, scholarship, or bursary.

Scholarship
General term for an amount of money given out to a student.

5. Check if your preferred hall of residence offers a scholarship

Each hall of residence has their own scholarships.
See Accommodation website for details.

6. If you need help, talk to the Scholarships Office

See our contacts page.