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 are currently open and close at 4pm on 31 October.
Ngai Tahu Research Centre Postgraduate Scholarship
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. Up to three scholarships are available annually for applicants of Ngāi Tahu descent. A further two scholarships are available annually to all students undertaking studies facilitated by the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a value of $16,000 per 120 points of enrolment for scholarships reserved for those of Ngāi Tahu descent, and to a value of $12,000 per 120 points of enrolment for an open scholarship. The scholarship also covers 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.
Ngai Tahu Research Centre Doctoral Scholarship
These scholarships support PhD students whose study is facilitated through the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre at the University of Canterbury. The University will make available up to three scholarships annually. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu will make available up to two scholarships every third year.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org