Category Archives: Scholarships

Forestry students – new funding package, closing date 15 August

The Wood Industry Development and Education Trust (WIDE Trust) has provided a funding package that supports students and post-doctoral fellows at UC.

  • Two undergraduate scholarships for 1st Year BForSc valued at $10,000
  • Two undergraduate scholarships for 1st Pro BE(Hons) Forest Engineering valued at $10,000

Closing date 15 August. More info here>

  • The WIDE Trust Post Doctoral Fellow in Geospatial Technologies – this has been awarded and commenced 16 July.
  • One PhD Scholarship – the WIDE Trust PhD Scholarship in Timber Engineering ($125,000 over three years) which has been awarded to a candidate who will commence study in May 2019.
  • A Timber Design Prize that will be awarded for five years to students enrolled in ENCI427 Timber Structures, commencing in 2019. The overall value of that prize is $10,000 and there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. This timber design prize is for the civil engineering students taking the 3rd pro paper ENCI427 Timber Structures.The students need to participate a timber design competition, also part of their course assessments. They need to provide drawings, structural calculations and a final presentation. A judge panel will be formed to select the top three groups for the prize (1st prize $1,000, 2nd prize $600, 3rd prize $400).

    Contact the School of Forestry> 

Apply now to spend your summer in Beijing


Do you have plans for your summer break? How about spending five weeks at Peking University in Beijing, China while working on a project for an Aotearoa New Zealand organisation and earning credit at the same time? Applications close on Tuesday 31 July so get in quick! The programme is open to undergraduate students from ANY degree.

This five-week programme organised in collaboration with Peking University provides an opportunity for 14 students to explore Beijing while working on a project for an Aotearoa New Zealand organisation.

You will be living near Peking University in the centre of Beijing. This combined with your project as well as language, history and culture classes and exciting day trips in and around Beijing will enable you to gain a unique insight into another culture.

The programme is funded by the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA). This means that we can offer the programme at a heavily subsidised fee of $1500(NZD). This includes flights, accommodation, meals, activities and day trips in and around Beijing, airport transfers, travel insurance and your Chinese visa.

The programme will run from Friday 16 November to Sunday 23 December, 2018.

For more information please visit the website or email

Rhodes Scholarship information evening – 24 May

Rhodes Scholarship Information Evening
Thursday 24 May, 6pm-7.30pm
Ernest Rutherford 141

The Rhodes Scholarship Information Evening is for UC and Lincoln University students intending to pursue postgraduate studies at Oxford University, who are interested in finding out more about the Rhodes Scholarship and the application process.

This is an opportunity for prospective applicants to access information, ask questions and gain some first-hand knowledge from current Rhodes Scholars.

The session will also be informative for students contemplating applying for a Rhodes Scholarship in the future.
Register your attendance here>