Considering studying forestry science, forest engineering or forest management? Find out about available scholarships and how to apply.
Update – 19 July 2023
This scholarship programme is under review. We will update this page with updated application dates soon.
Greater diversity created through forestry scholarships
Mā ngā karahipi ngahere e nui ake ai te kanorautanga
Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service is committed to creating greater diversity across forestry and wood processing. In particular, we encourage those who are Māori or identify as female, to take up careers in forestry and help transform New Zealand's future.
A Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau (Forestry Scholarship) is your first step to a career in one of New Zealand's largest and innovative industries.
We're offering 9 forestry scholarships for students who begin study in the 2023 academic year and enrol in one of these courses:
Bachelor of Forestry Science at University of Canterbury, are of Māori descent or identify as female, or both
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) with a major in forest engineering (open to all applicants entering from their first year), or
Diploma in Forest Management at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, are of Māori descent or identify as female, or both.
Up to 3 scholarships will be awarded for each course.
The scholarships aim to increase the number and diversity of people studying forestry, particularly Māori and those who identify as female. This is to ensure we have highly-trained people entering the forestry and wood processing sector.
The scholarship scheme has been running since 2018. We’ve awarded 31 scholarships since then.