FAQ on New UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

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FAQ on New UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

Who can get one of these new scholarships?The scholarships are for first time first year students enrolling full time for a full year.To be eligible undergraduate students must enrol by 10 December for Semester Oneor 2 July for Semester Two start. BackIf I get the UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship when and how do I get themoney?You will be sent an email directing you to a web page where you need to enter yourbank account details. The money will then be paid into your bank account insemester one after the last date to withdraw with a full refund. BackHow do you work out how much money I get?The amount is awarded based on your NCEA Level 2 and 3 Certificate Endorsements(or equivalent for other qualifications) as provided by the qualification providerorganisation. This is laid out on the UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships webpage, in the regulations .pdf. BackCan students who took a gap year still get a scholarship? What about a gap of 2 ormore years?Students who completed their entrance qualifications in previous years (i.e. took oneor more "gap years") are eligible. BackIf I enrolled last year but withdrew with a full refund because of the earthquakecan I still get a scholarship?Yes, students who enrolled at Canterbury in 2011 but withdrew with a completerefund (probably due to the February earthquake) are eligible. BackWhat is the cut-off date for the scholarships?Students must enrol by 10 December for study starting Semester One 2012. Thesescholarships will be paid out as soon as the date for withdrawal is passed (2 weeksafter the beginning of Term 1). BackWhat if I don’t start until Semester Two?Students who begin their study in Semester Two 2012 must enrol by 2 July and theirscholarships will be paid out two weeks after the start of Semester One 2013 (toensure theirs is a full year enrolment). BackHow do I apply for one of these scholarships?You do not need to apply. An approved application to enrol is considered yourapplication for the UC Undergraduate scholarship. BackThis is my second year of study. Can I still get a scholarship?No, these scholarships are restricted to new entrants. However, there are otherscholarships that you may be eligible for. Go tohttp://www.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarships/foryou.shtmlBackCan I get one of the new scholarships if I am over 20?Yes, as long as you meet the criteria. There is no age limit. BackPage 3 of 9 – Final 12 December 2011Updated 30 March 2012


My University Entrance qualification results have increased - am I entitled to moreUC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship money?The UC Undergraduate Entrance scholarship amount is calculated based on yourUniversity Entrance result records we have available to us when you enrol at UC. Ifyou can provide documented evidence to support a change to your qualification, andyou still meet the UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship criteria, you will certainlybe paid the UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship amount you are entitled to. TheUC Undergraduate Scholarship payments will be made as soon as the date forwithdrawal is passed (two weeks after the beginning of semester one), so if wereceive your results before that date, you will receive the full amount you areentitled to, otherwise we will pay the balance as soon as possible after that date.BackMy results are not available yet on the NZQA website, am I still eligible for a UCUndergraduate Entrance scholarship?The UC Undergraduate Entrance scholarship amount is calculated based on yourUniversity Entrance result records we have available to us when you enrol at UC.Once your University Entrance results are available to us, we can complete yourenrolment, and your application will automatically be assessed for eligibility for a UCUndergraduate Entrance scholarship. If your application meets the eligibility criteriafor the scholarship, you will receive an email advising you the amount you areeligible for. BackI believe I am entitled to more UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship money -what can I do about it?The amount is awarded based on your NCEA Level 2 and 3 Certificate Endorsements(or equivalent for other qualifications) as provided by the qualification providerorganisation. This is laid out on the UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships webpage, in the regulations .pdf. If you can provide documented evidence to support achange to your qualification, and you still meet the UC Undergraduate EntranceScholarship criteria, you will certainly be paid the UC Undergraduate EntranceScholarship amount you are entitled to. The UC Undergraduate Scholarshippayments will be made as soon as the date for withdrawal is passed (two weeksafter the beginning of semester one), so if we receive your results before that date,you will receive the full amount you are entitled to, otherwise we will pay thebalance as soon as possible after that date. BackI did not get a NCEA level 2 endorsement, but I did get a NCEA level 3Merit/Excellence endorsement - am I eligible for a UC Undergraduate EntranceScholarship?Yes, the NCEA level 2 result is recalculated to include the NCEA level 3 endorsement.BackI have been granted discretionary entrance to UC based on my NCEA level 2 results– am I eligible for a UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship?Yes, you are eligible for a UC UG Entrance Scholarship if you meet the academicachievement criteria detailed in the table below and have met the non academicconditions for the UC UG Entrance scholarship.Page 7 of 9 – Final 12 December 2011Updated 30 March 2012


Discretionary Entrance StudentsNCEA level two endorsementCash Scholarship AmountMerit $1000Excellence $2000Your eligibility for the UC UG Entrance Scholarship will be assessed in conjunctionwith your application to enrol at UC. BackI have received an email indicating the UC Undergraduate Scholarship payment Iam due cannot be made – what do I need to do?If there is a problem with the bank processing your UC Undergraduate EntranceScholarship payment, you will receive an email telling you the payment could not becompleted because of a problem with the bank account details you provided.To receive the payment, you will need to confirm your bank account details. Please log intoUC Student Web and follow these steps:1. From the UC Student website, click the Bank Details link under the My Account menu(on the left hand side of the page).2. From the Bank Details page, carefully enter your bank account into the fields displayed.Note: A New Zealand bank account must be entered.3. Enter your password in the field displayed to validate the payment.4. Click Re-Submit bank account details.Once we have received these details, the payment will be processed. You should receivepayment into this account within five working days.If after five working days you have not received the payment, please email the details ofyour enquiry to scholarships@canterbury.ac.nz- remember to include your name, student ID& a contact number so we can let you know the outcome to your enquiry. BackI think I have met the criteria for the UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship but Ihave not received confirmation yet?Please email the details of your enquiry to scholarships@canterbury.ac.nz- remember to include your name, student ID & a contact number so we can let you knowthe outcome to your enquiry. BackI think I am eligible for more UC UG Entrance Scholarship money than you say – canyou please check?The amount is awarded based on your NCEA Level 2 and 3 Certificate Endorsements (orequivalent for other qualifications) as provided by the qualification provider organisation.This is laid out on the UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships web page, in the regulations.pdf. If you can provide documented evidence to support a change to your qualification, andyou still meet the UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship criteria, you will certainly be paidthe UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship amount you are entitled to. BackPage 8 of 9 – Final 12 December 2011Updated 30 March 2012

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