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Postgraduate Scholarships
– Ngāi Tahu Research Centre

This scholarship supports postgraduate diploma, honours, and master’s students at the University of Canterbury whose research is facilitated by the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre.

What is available?

  • Three scholarships annually for applicants of Ngāi Tahu descent. Each scholarship provides financial assistance to a value of $16,000 per 120 points of enrolment, plus full tuition fees for the specified programme of study at the New Zealand domestic rate, and the Student Services Levy for the term of the scholarship.
  • Two scholarships annually for all students undertaking studies facilitated by the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. Each scholarship provides financial assistance to a value of $12,000 per 120 points of enrolment, plus full tuition fees for the specified programme of study at the New Zealand domestic rate, and the Student Services Levy for the term of the scholarship.

What discipline should I be studying?

Scholarship recipients may be studying any discipline at the University of Canterbury, but preference will be given to applicants whose projects promote mātauranga Māori within the sciences, commerce, law or engineering and are linked to the mission and current research foci of the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre.

Subject matters of particular interest to the centre are:

  • Environmental sciences
  • Indigenous and tribal economies
  • 19th Century textual translations of rare South Island manuscripts

How do I apply?

Applications open annually on 31 August and close at 4pm on 31 October.

To download a copy of the scholarship regulations please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz/ntrc/scholarships/

To apply please contact the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Administrator, phone: +64 3 369 5527 or email: [email protected]