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Postgraduate and Doctoral Scholarships

Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury postgraduate and doctoral scholarships

Three NTRC scholarships are offered annually to Doctoral students which are worth $21,000, plus fees, for three years.

The NTRC also offers five scholarships annually for Postgraduate Diploma, Honours and Master’s students. These scholarships are valued at $12,000 plus fees, for one year.

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

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

Eruera Prendergast-Tarena, NTRC PhD Scholarship Recipient

To download a copy of the scholarship regulations and to apply online please visit

To enquire please contact the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Administrator, phone: +64 3 369 5527 or email:

Maui Brennan awarded spot on Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa 2019

Join us in congratulating Maui Brennan. Maui has been awarded one of the 11 spots on Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa 2019 programme to Japan. This opportunity was open to Māori students across Aotearoa studying at University, ITPs and Wānanga.

Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa refers to the connections of people personified through the travels of the legendary voyager and explorer Kiwa through the pacific.

Maui Brennan

The purpose of Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa is to increase Māori business capability and awareness and improve Māori business engagement in the North Asia region. The University of Waikato has delivered Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa programme since 2018 through its partnership with the North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence

From the 2 – 12 August, 11 students will travel to Japan to connect with and explore indigenous business. There will be a key focus on cultural tourism and indigenous products. Maui will connect with Ainu business leaders and owners around indigenous business development in Japan. The group will also connect with NZ Inc. including a visit to the NZ Embassy and connecting with Māori Businesses and with Māori who live and work in Japan. Maui will also participate in a business challenge while in-country.

Ngā mihi mō tō paetae Maui!