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Undergraduate Scholarships

These are the scholarships at undergraduate level currently administered by Universities NZ.

Before starting an application intending applicants should make sure that they satisfy the eligibility criteria and are familiar with the area of study and the objectives of the scholarship.

Applications usually open four months before the closing date.  

In using the Universities NZ on-line application system to apply for a scholarship, applicants are confirming that they have read, understood and accept University NZ's Privacy Notice and Scholarships Appeals Policy.

 

Scholarships:

 

Sir Douglas Myers Scholarship

For undergraduate study at Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge University.
Medicine and Law are not eligible study areas.
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Applications open: 1 August
Applications close: 1 December

 

Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Technology and Engineering

For women entering their first year of full-time study for an undergraduate degree in engineering or technology, at a NZ university.
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Applications open: 1 May
Applications close: 1 September

 

Ernest William File Scholarship

For the daughters/sons of members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union in their first year of an undergraduate degree, at a New Zealand university.
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Applications open: 1 December
Applications close: 1 April

 

Girdlers' Scholarship

For undergraduate study at Corpus Christi College at Cambridge University. Medicine is not an eligible study area. Refer to the Corpus Christi subject website for information on available subjects.
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Applications open: 1 August
Applications close: 1 December

 

Kauri Museum Mervyn Sterling Scholarship

To encourage undergraduate study in New Zealand in the fields of environmental conservation, ecology, natural heritage and Northland history (especially Otamatea County). 
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Applications open: 1 August
Applications close: 1 December

 

Kitchener Memorial Scholarship

For students of agriculture. Open to past or present members of the Armed Forces or their children.
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Applications open: 1 August
Applications close: 1 December

 

KiwiRail Scholarships

First degree or diploma study in any discipline that aligns with KiwiRail's core functions. Open to the daughters/sons of permanent employees of KiwiRail.
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Applications open: 1 August
Applications close: 1 December

 

Peter Windle Scholarship

For South Island students for undergraduate study at Corpus Christi College at Cambridge University.

Deferred until further notice

 

Robertson Scholars Leadership Program

For most courses of study, including pre-medicine and pre-law, at Duke University or the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, United States. 
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Applications open: 1 August
Applications close: 1 December

 

Seafarers Union Scholarship

Open to members, or children/grandchildren of members of the Maritime Union of NZ, NZ Seafarers Union, or the NZ Seamen's Union and funded by the Seafarers Union Scholarship Trust for any area of study that will benefit NZ.
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Applications open: 1 August
Applications close: 1 December

 

Spark Scholarship

For women studying a digi-tech related discipline at a New Zealand university. 
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Applications open: 1 June
Applications close: 1 October

 

Sullivan Scholarship

Available to students of the Roman Catholic faith who will attend medical school at either the University of Auckland or the University of Otago. 
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Applications open: 1 August
Applications close: 1 December

 

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