Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships for UK students

At the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

The College of Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, has announced scholarships for UK students to study undergraduate engineering (the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours).

Up to ten scholarships per year will be awarded. Each scholarship is worth NZ$15,000 per year, for each of the four years of the degree programme (NZ$60,000 in total).


  • Applicants must be currently resident in the UK and have completed, or be in the process of completing, a university entrance qualification (for example A-Levels or IB)
  • Have attended secondary school in the year of application
  • Meet the academic entry requirements for entry to the BE (Hons)

How to apply

1. You must apply for admission to the Bachelor of Engineering at the same time as applying for the scholarship (or have already lodged an application for admission).

2. Applications should be sent to Study Options, 83 Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2DP.

3. Applications must be received by the 1st August 2015.

Assessment guidelines

  • The scholarship committee will assess applications on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated interest in or commitment to engineering, sporting and/or cultural activities/achievements, and general character.
  • Applicants will need to have passes in Mathematics and Physics, plus Chemistry if they are intending to study Civil, Natural Resources, Forest, or Chemical and Process Engineering.
  • A-Level applicants will require at least A grade passes in order to be competitive for the scholarship. International Baccalaureate students will need a score of 7 in Higher Level Maths and Physics, plus a 6 in Chemistry (if relevant), and an overall score of at least 38 points.

Engineering at the University of Canterbury

  • Engineers increase our quality of life by improving infrastructure and communication networks, finding alternative and renewable energy sources and designing new technologies. All UC’s engineering specialisations are accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), allowing graduates to work as professionally qualified engineers all over the world.
  • The BE(Hons) is a four-year professional degree accredited internationally. Engineers are in high demand, especially locally, and are taking a leading role in the design and rebuild of Christchurch as New Zealand's most modern city. A $145 million investment in cutting-edge UC Engineering facilities will be completed by 2017. There is no better time or place to study engineering than right now at UC.
  • Students have access to state-of-the-art laboratory, computer and testing facilities and a specialised library; and can participate in events such as the annual bridge building competition and projects such as designing and building a racing car or simulating lightning strikes
  • UC has New Zealand's top departments of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical and Process Engineering for research (Tertiary Education Commission 2013 PBRF Assessment) and is ranked 19th in the world in Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World Rankings by Subject 2013)
  • The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is available in the following disciplines: Chemical and Process Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Forest Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Mechatronics Engineering; Natural Resources Engineering; Software Engineering

Important general information

  • The academic year in New Zealand begins in February.
  • This scholarship does not cover all tuition fees for the BE (Hons). Annual tuition fees are approximately NZ$35,000. If a student was successful in getting the scholarship, annual fees would be reduced to approximately NZ$20,000.
  • It is not possible to use a UK student loan to fund study in New Zealand.
  • For more information about costs, including living costs as a student in New Zealand, please read the Costs and Practicalities section.

If you have any questions about this scholarship, or any aspect of studying at the University of Canterbury, please contact a Study Options Student Advisor on 020 7353 7200 or submit an enquiry online via the contact section.

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