Postgraduate Scholarships - UC Business School - University of Canterbury

Postgraduate Scholarships can help support Master's or PhD studies

UC Doctoral and Masters Scholarships

The UC Business School annually awards UC Doctoral Scholarships and UC Master's Scholarships for students undertaking research degrees in the disciplines of Accounting, Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management or Marketing. Scholarship applications will be assessed on academic achievement, but also on broader grounds, including any relevant professional experience.

Value & Tenure

  • Doctoral: $21,000 per annum plus tuition fees for up to 3 years (full-time) or up to 55 months (part-time)
  • Master's: New Zealand domestic tuition fees for thesis only


Students must be enrolling or enrolled in a doctoral or master's degree. The master's degree must include a research component equivalent to at least 75% of the full-time course of study.

UC Doctoral Awards

UC Doctoral Scholarship applications will also be considered for UC’s prestigious Doctoral awards:

Closing dates

5.00pm, 15 May / 5.00pm, 15 October

Other Postgraduate Scholarships

These scholarships are offered to students undertaking postgraduate study in Commerce or other disciplines.

Education New Zealand Scholarships

The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship (NZIDRS) is a Government-funded scholarship, administered by Education New Zealand. The scholarship aims to attract and retain the best international researchers to New Zealand. The scholarship provides full tuition fees and a living stipend for up to 3 years. There are normally two application rounds in July and November.

More information is available on the ENZ website

Northington Partners Scholarship in Finance

Established by Northington Partners, this scholarship is intended to promote the study of finance at the postgraduate level, particularly by students who intend to enter the investment banking industry.  This scholarship supports New Zealand citizens undertaking a coursework-based postgraduate programme in finance (BCom(Hons), MCom (180 point), PGDipSc) or finance and economics (MAFE)) at the University of Canterbury, and is valued at $15,000 for one year. 

The closing date is 31 January of the year of the award. Application details ar available online at

Māori Education Trust

Toitū Kaupapa Māori Mātauranga – Māori Education Trust offers tertiary scholarships 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

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

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