Category Archives: Postgraduate study

Gradfest 2018 is back

What is GradFest?

Spring Gradfest is designed to help postgraduate students navigate their thesis journey.  It is a week of free seminars, workshops, and social events especially for postgrad students on such topics as

  • The research ethics approval process
  • How to give a research presentation
  • Managing stress
  • Preparing for the Oral exam
  • The publication process and more.

When’s Gradfest?

Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2018.

View the programme and register here> 

Engineering & Horticulture scholarship – John Templin Trust

Applications are now open for Scholarships from the Templin Scholarship Trust. 

Graduates of the University of Canterbury or Lincoln University are eligible. The number of scholarships awarded annually is unspecified.

The award is tenable for research, higher studies or practical experience in engineering or horticulture at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, or at any other institution in the U.S.A. or Canada approved by the Trustee and Selection Committee.

Tenure is normally for one year but may be extended for a second year. The scholar must return to New Zealand on expiry of the scholarship and engage in engineering or horticulture.

Applications are invited from:

  • University of Canterbury – Engineering Scholarships

            To persons who have graduated at the University of Canterbury with a Degree in Engineering in any one of its branches or who have qualified by examination for the award of such a degree


  • Lincoln University –  Horticulture Scholarships

           To persons who have graduated at the Lincoln University with a Degree in:

            Ø    Bachelor of Science, Plant and Horticultural Major

            Ø    Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Agricultural Science

            Ø    Bachelor of Commerce (Agricultural) in Horticultural Management

            Ø    Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology

            Ø    Diploma in Horticultural Management (Level 6)


Scholarships cover tuition costs and reasonable costs of travel, accommodation and related living expenses for the duration of the study period.

Any application must include conditional acceptance from the applicant’s preferred choice of University or Institute together with a full budget in support of the amount applied for.

To qualify applicants must be under the age of thirty (30) years.

For further details and application forms,

Closing date is 31 October 2018

Enrol early for postgraduate courses

Looking at postgraduate study for 2019? Make sure you check out application dates for courses you may want to apply for so you don’t miss out.

Two postgraduate courses that need special applications with earlier deadlines are:

Master of Social Work (Applied):

If you’re passionate about helping others then a degree in Social Work offers you great career opportunities. Two practicums in the final year make our graduates highly employable.

Find out more about the programme or application process at the MSW Info Evening: 3 October, 5pm-6pm, room on the ground floor of Karl Popper.

Applications closing 31 October


Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism:

UC’s Journalism programmes is a market leader. It’s an intensive one-year programme aimed at preparing graduates for a career in print, broadcast and online journalism and other communication industries.

Applications closing 31 October


For more information of all postgraduate  courses, go to: