Forestry Scholarships New Zealand 2023-24

Applications are now available for Forestry Scholarships in New Zealand for study in 2023-24, providing students a foot in the door to a career in one of New Zealand’s largest primary sectors.

About Forestry Scholarships New Zealand

There are nine scholarships open, to those studying for the BSc of Forestry Science or the BSc of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering through the University of Canterbury, also as the Diploma in Forest Management via Toi Ohomai.

Forestry Scholarships Amount

If you are awarded a Forestry Scholarship in New Zealand to study forestry you will receive:

  • $8,000 a year for 4 years of your degree to assist with your tuition fees and living expenses
  • $7,000 every year for your 2-year diploma.

Benefactors will also get:

  • 10 weeks of paid training each summer with Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service or a suitable forestry sector worker.
  • help from the scholarship coordinator and a friend throughout the course.

The continuance of your scholarship relies on your successful fulfillment each year.


Eligibility and Criteria

To apply for the Forestry Scholarships in New Zealand you must be:

  • registering in a BSc of Forestry Science, a BSc of Engineering (Hons) with a major in forest engineering, or a Diploma in Forest Management
  • of Māori origin or identify as a lady, or both (if applying for the BSc of Forestry Science or Diploma scholarship)
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be interested in a profession in forestry.

You may be able to register at another university for the first year of your degree, but you will require that course authorized by the University of Canterbury’s School of Forestry.

MPI workers or their close family members cannot apply for these Forestry Scholarships.

Deadline and Opening dates

Applications for the 2023 Forestry Scholarships in New Zealand are open on 1st June 2022 and close on 15th August 2022 for the Degree Scholarships and on 16th December for the Diploma Scholarship.

How to apply for Forestry Scholarships in New Zealand

Interested in Forestry Scholarships in New Zealand? you can apply by concluding the application form.

Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships application form [PDF, 320 KB]

With your application form, you’ll need to mail us:

  1. testimonials or references
  2. schooling results
  3. proof of citizenship or permanent residency
  4. proof of Māori descent, if applicable.

Forestry Scholarships in New Zealand are awarded based on:

  • your interest in forestry
  • your dedication to study
  • your educational ability (in particular your ability to finish the course)
  • the importance of the scholarship to you
  • society leadership or ambassadorship potential.

We get this information from your application, previous academic history, references, and during an online interview.

Sucessful applicants will be shortlisted for an interview with us once applications are complete.


For more information about Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau (Forestry Scholarships), visit the Forestry Scholarships page, email, or phone 0800 00 83 33.

Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships

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