Hume Fellowship

The Hume Fellowship was established to provide financial assistance to young civil engineers to enable them to further their professional skills by a period of specialist study, normally at an overseas institution. New Zealand and the engineering profession are expected to benefit from the knowledge and skills acquired by the Fellows.

The Fellow will be a citizen of New Zealand, preferably between the ages of 25 and 35, with a university degree in civil engineering.

Selection will be based on the potential of the applicant and the proposed programme to advance the technical skills of the Engineering profession within New Zealand.

How to apply

The Hume Fellowship application process is administered by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). For information on how to apply, see the Hume Fellowship website.

The fellowship is awarded every two years. Next applications will open early 2019.


The Hume Fellowship Trust was established in 1988 by Henrietta Hume in memory of her Husband Harry Hume, a distinguished Civil Engineer.

The trust deed states that Mrs Hume established the Fellowship "in the hope that international understanding can be forwarded through the provision of international opportunities for education and travel to young men and women of character and ability".

The trust is managed by Public Trust and two external trustees.