IPENZ Foundation Scholarships for New Zealand Students, 2017


Deadline: October 31, 2016.

IPENZ Foundation is offering scholarships for the students of New Zealand. To be eligible, students need to be in year 12 or 13 and intending to study for either an IPENZ-accredited a three-year Bachelor of Engineering Technology or four-year Bachelor of Engineering.

The IPENZ Foundation encourages New Zealand school leavers to study for qualifications in engineering and technology by offering annual scholarships to first-year students to help with their university costs.

The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) is a not-for-profit professional body representing the engineering profession in New Zealand. It has around 16,000 members who are either engineer or have a special interest in engineering, usually practising in New Zealand.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate program.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Engineering.

Scholarship Award: In 2017 the IPENZ Foundation will offer:

  • Up to five national scholarships at $4000 each
  • Up to eight regional scholarships at $4000 each

Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand


  • IPENZ Foundation Engineer’s National Scholarship for BE or BE (Hons): The IPENZ Foundation Engineer’s National Scholarship is available to students that will be studying for a four-year Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.
  • IPENZ Foundation Engineer’s National Scholarship for Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree: The IPENZ Foundation Engineer’s National Scholarship is available to students that will be studying for a three-year Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree.
  • IPENZ Foundation Regional Scholarship: The regional scholarship is available to those located in the following branch regions: Hawke’s Bay, Nelson-Marlborough, Otago, South Canterbury, Tauranga, and West Coast.

Nationality: Applicants from New Zealand can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be

  • A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Secondary school student that is completing Years 12 or 13 in 2016, or left school at the end of 2015 and is currently participating in a “gap year”

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement:

How to Apply: Required Materials

Essay – Write a 500-800 word personal statement detailing why you want to be an engineer. In the paper include your specific interests, experiences, and goals as they relate to your current interest in engineering and how it could shape your future career path

Curriculum Vitae – Most recent NCEA/CIE/Baccalaureate exam results (applicants will be asked to update their application with their final exam results in January)

Application Deadline: Applications open on 1 September 2016 and close on 31 October 2016.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

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