Scholarships and Grants
A wide range of scholarships are available to students at all levels of study, click on the following links to go to the Scholarships website.
Apply for Arts Scholarships
Undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships are available to school leavers, mature students, Māori and Pasifica students, and current students. See the scholarships page for more details.
Students are alerted to the following scholarships which may assist students in their graduate studies at the School of Social and Political Sciences:
- Graduates Association Scholarship
- NZ Federation of Graduate Women Canterbury Branch Doctoral Scholarship
- The Peace and Disarmament Education Trust (PADET)
- New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships
- Asia-related scholarships
Asia:NZ-NZASIA Postgraduate Research Awards and Malay Studies Scholarships To support thesis-related research projects in Asia by post-graduate students enrolled in New Zealand tertiary institutions.
This programme is managed by The Confucius Institute in cooperation with China's Ministry of Education. It offers up to ten scholarships for study in China each year.
- Antarctic-related scholarships:
CCC Scholarships - Closing date: 7 March
MFAT Ross Dependency Scholarships - Closing date: 30 November
Antarctica New Zealand's Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme.
Kiwi Asian Journalism Scholarship
The Asia New Zealand Foundation is launching an inaugural scholarship as a way of attracting more Asian New Zealanders into journalism. Click this link for information.
D.W. Bain Prize ($800)
Awarded annually to the top Graduate Diploma in Journalism student.
Normally, two or three scholarships are awarded to Graduate Diploma in Journalism students each year based on their previous academic records. Admission to the course is deemed to constitute an application.
Normally, one or two scholarships are awarded each year to facilitate overseas travel to conduct research into news media. The award is open ONLY to any holder of the Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Applications close with the University's Scholarship Office on 1 November of each year.
Three MA scholarships are available on the topic “Peace-building in the Pacific” tenable at the Philosophy and Political Science Department of the University of Canterbury.
The Political Science programme awards a book voucher of the following value for outstanding performance by a Political Science student at each level:
- Stage 1 - $50.00
- Stage 2 - $75.00
- Stage 3 - $100.00
- Honours - $125.00