IPENZ Foundation scholarships

The IPENZ Foundation can help you become an engineer.

Engineering is an exciting, creative and worthwhile profession that helps make the lives of all New Zealanders better.

We offer more than 11 undergraduate scholarships worth $4000 each.

These include 5 national scholarships, awarded to the top five applicants nationwide intending to study either a three- or a four- year degree. There are six regional scholarships, awarded to the top applicant in a region. This year, these will be offered in: Hawke’s Bay, South Canterbury, Tauranga, West Coast, Otago, and Nelson-Marlborough

Applications open on 1 September 2016 and close on 31 October 2016.

To be eligible, you 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.

Read the frequently asked questions

Apply for a national scholarship if you intend to study a four-year Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

  Apply here  

Apply for a national scholarship if you intend to study for a three-year Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree

  Apply here  

Apply for a regional scholarship

  Apply here  

Referee forms

Character reference form
School reference form


1 September: Applications open
31 October: Applications close
10 January – 31 January: Applications re-open to enter final information
24 March: Applicants told if their application has been successful

Post-graduate Scholarship

The Francis Small Scholarship provides tuition fees up to $10,000 for a research Master in Engineering degree. Awarded for the first time in 2016, the scholarship will be offered by the Foundation alternately through the University of Canterbury (even years) and the University of Auckland (odd years) until 2025.

Applications for the 2017 Francis Small Scholarship offered through the University of Auckland will close 31 October 2016. More information

Get in touch

If you've got questions about these scholarships, email the Foundation