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Thinking of a career in forestry?

Madeleine Castle —

A Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau Forestry Scholarship is your first step to a career in one of New Zealand’s largest export earning industries.

 Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service, is committed to creating greater diversity across forestry and wood-processing and we encourage Māori and those who identify as female to take up careers in forestry and help transform New Zealand’s future. 

Who can apply? 

We want to hear from applicants who are Māori and/or identify as female enrolling in a:

  •  Bachelor of Forestry Science at the University of Canterbury; 
  •  Diploma in Forest Management at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. 

Scholarships are also available for all applicants enrolling in a:

  •  Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering at the University of Canterbury (from their first year). 1 

Must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident 

What you’ll receive Recipients will receive $8,000 for each year of their four-year degree or $6,500 for each year of their two-year diploma.2 

The scholarship also includes a paid internship each summer of four to ten weeks with Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service, or an employer in the forestry sector.