Category Archives: Postgraduate study

Postgrad study options at UC

If you’re in your final year and thinking about your next steps, now’s the time to look into further study. It could be your ticket to a more influential and interesting career, whether that’s in research or leadership roles, or having the knowledge to be able to make positive change. 

Postgrad study also allows you to change direction if you decide you want to move into a different subject area. You’ll gain a new set of skills, experience and have more career options with a conversion qualification. 

There are heaps of flexible postgraduate study options available at UC. Take a look at some of opportunities in:

For more information, read the 2021 Postgraduate Prospectus or visit the postgraduate information website> 

International Postgrad students returning to UC

Earlier this month, the New Zealand government announced the introduction of a border exemption category that would allow 250 eligible PhD and masters students to return to Aotearoa New Zealand in order to continue studies disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Approximately 20 of UC’s international postgrad students have been identified as meeting criteria to be considered for entry into New Zealand, as set by the Ministry of Education.

In order to be considered, students must have been enrolled prior to the border closures and have [or have had] a visa to study in 2020.

Students interested in returning to Aotearoa New Zealand have been asked to complete a form that will be put forward to Immigration New Zealand [INZ], who will be in touch with successful applicants directly so they can apply for their exemption visa.

We’re thrilled to have an opportunity to welcome a small contingent of international postgrads back to campus, and we look forward to sharing more as information becomes available.

For more on the border exemption process, including FAQs, visit our Exemption webpage here>

Ngāi Tahu Postgraduate and Doctoral Scholarships

Applications are open now for Ngāi Tahu Research Centre scholarships.

Scholarships are available for postgraduate and doctoral students.

Scholarship recipients may be studying any discipline at the University of Canterbury, but 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 will be given preference.

Find more information and to apply click here.

Applications for 2021 close on 31 October 2020.