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The University of Waikato Scholarships

There are 3 scholarships available at The University of Waikato.

University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be a citizen of a particular country from the regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, Middle East, Africa.
  • not currently be enrolled at the University of Waikato;
  • must not have paid fees and arrived in New Zealand at the time of application,
  • be applying to enrol for the first time in either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Waikato;
  • not be classified as a domestic student;
  • have met the University of Waikato’s English language requirements for admission;
  • have received a Firm or Conditional Offer of Place from the University of Waikato;
  • in the year of tenure, be commencing a full-time programme/s of study with a total duration of not less than 12 months at the University of Waikato;
  • be residing in New Zealand for the tenure of the scholarship;
  • not be coming to the University of Waikato via a sponsoring body; and
  • not be coming to the University of Waikato on a Guaranteed Credit Arrangement, or through a study abroad or student exchange agreement.

Application details

Students who are overseas at the time of submitting their application for the scholarship, must submit their scholarship application prior to lodging a visa application to travel to New Zealand, i.e. to be eligible to apply, the applicant cannot already have arrived in New Zealand.

Applicants must upload the following as part of their online application:

their Conditional or Formal Offer of Place from the University of Waikato; and

a personal statement that sets out the following (on the template provided):

  • What are your career goals/aspirations?
  • How will an international education experience help you to achieve these goals?
  • What additional qualities/skills do you have that make you an ideal candidate for this scholarship and an ambassador for the University of Waikato?

Value details

Up to NZ $10,000 towards tuition fees

Application deadline

15 May 2018

FASS Honours / Postgraduate Diploma Awards

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Honours / Postgraduate Diploma Awards are offered twice a year (for A and B Semesters) to support and encourage students who are enrolling in their first year of study at 400- or 500-level.

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolling part- or full-time in one of the following FASS programmes of study:

  • first year of 500-level study in an Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma; or
  • fourth year of the Bachelor of Social Work or the Bachelor of Environmental Planning and enrolled in 400-level papers; or
  • first year of taught papers towards a 240-point Master’s degree.

The Awards are open to international students. The Award will have a tenure of one year and must be taken up in the year for which it is offered.

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value details

Up to NZ $1,500

Application deadline

30 April 2018

Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • be enrolling or intending to enrol in a BCMS(Hons), BSc, BSc(Tech), BE(Hons) or BDes degree, in one of the computing streams, at the University of Waikato;
  • meet the entry requirements for their chosen programme of study (for further information, please check the FCMS website or FCMS Handbook);
  • currently be in Year 12 or Year 13; and
  • be a international student studying at a New Zealand High School.

Value details

The Scholarships will each have a value of NZ $5,000 and will be credited directly towards the tuition fees

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