Sir Neil Isaac Scholarship in Environmental Science at the University of Canterbury New Zealand

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Scholarship Description:

The University of Canterbury is inviting applicants who wish to undergo research on the environment and undertake Master’s or PhD studies at the University of Canterbury, to apply for the Sir Neil Isaac Scholarship in Environmental Science. The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust set this scholarship in memory of Sir Neil Isaac, who had a lifelong enthusiasm for enhancing relationships between people and the environment.


The University of Canterbury will give an excellent educational foundation that will be able to turn into an amazing career. A prestigious destination that is ranked in the world’s top 250 universities. It has also been awarded a 5-Star QS ranking for internationally renowned research and teaching. Situated on 76 hectares in the leafy Christchurch suburb of Ilam, the campus is a beautiful space to learn in. UC has award-winning and prestigious researchers who supervise postgraduate students and collaborate with other academics.

Degree level:

Master’s or PhD degree in environmental science or environmental conservation

Field of Study:

Environmental science or Environmental conservation.

Scholarship Award:

The scholarship award is $20,000 per annum, for a period of 2 to 3 years.

Recipients studying for a Master’s degree may hold the scholarship during both Part I and Part II of their degree programme. The scholarship will be available for the period necessary for a student to complete 2.00 EFTS in the case of a Master’s student, or 3.00 EFTS in the case of a PhD student.


International students.

Eligibility Criteria:

The scholarship is tenable while the recipient is enrolled full-time in a programme for a Master’s or PhD degree at the University of Canterbury, working in environmental science or environmental conservation under the supervision of a member of the University of Canterbury staff. Applicants must undertake research on the environment, which may involve the application of environmental sciences in the broadest sense to the study of environmental problems or environmental conservation.

In recommending the award, the Committee will consider general suitability of the candidate, including academic achievement; character; and ability to pursue research.

Applying Procedure Instructions:

The application deadlines for the scholarship are 30 November 2020 and 31 May 2021 for studies commencing AY 2021. Candidates must provide a one-A4-page research proposal to indicate that their research is aligned with the research interests of a staff member of the University of Canterbury.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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