First-Year Scholarships - School of Business and Economics - University of Canterbury

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Business and Economics Scholarships

The College of Business and Law offers specific scholarships to University of Canterbury commerce and law students. Many more scholarships can be found on the UC Scholarships website

College of Business and Law First-Year Scholarships

The College of Business and Law provides scholarships to first-year Bachelor of Commerce and/or Bachelor of Laws students:

  • Awards for Excellence ($5,000 for first year - up to $15,000 over three years)
  • 2 x Māori Awards for Excellence (up to $15,000 over three years)
  • 2 x Pasifika Awards for Excellence (up to $15,000 over three years)
  • 2 x YES Student of the Year Awards (up to $5,000 for first year) - for students participating in a South Island YES programme, with one scholarship reserved for a Canterbury YES student

These scholarships recognise the academic and extracurricular achievement of New Zealand secondary school students.

Application Procedure

Applications for UC scholarships normally open in June and close mid-August.

For the complete regulations and applications forms go to the Scholarships webpages:

Other Undergraduate Scholarships

These scholarships are offered to students undertaking first-year study in Economics or Commerce.

CA ANZ Leading Light Scholarships
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) offer scholarships to second or subsequent year accounting students with Māori heritage. The Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship comprises $5,000 over a two year period and includes a summer internship with one of the CA ANZ network partners. The Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa (NKMOA) - Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarship comprises $6,000 over a two year period. Apply at
John McMillan Scholarships in Economics and Mathematics
For students commencing a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics (first-year tuition fees).
Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia (PMSA)
The Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) is an outbound scholarship programme funded by the New Zealand government. The scholarships are awards supporting top undergraduate or postgraduate students wanting to undertake study or research in Asia. There are two scholarship rounds per year in March and September. Check the PMSA website for application closing dates.
Māori Education Trust

Toitū Kaupapa Māori Mātauranga – Māori Education Trust offers tertiary scholarhips for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute. The scholarship round opens in November and applications close in April. Find out more online at

For information on all UC scholarships visit UC Scholarships website