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Scholarships at The University of Waikato

There are 6 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.

The tenure is one year and the Scholarship is valid only within the year for which it is awarded. 

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?

Applications for the Scholarship must be received by the University of Waikato Scholarships Office by:

  • 10 December (first closing date for offers commencing in A Semester)
  • 18 January (final closing date for offers commencing in A Semester)
  • 15 May (for offers commencing in B Semester)
  • 15 September (for offers commencing in T Semester)

Value details

Up to NZ $10,000 towards tuition fees

Application deadline

Expected May, September 2020

University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • The Scholarship is open to international students. 
  • Doctoral Scholarships are open to students enrolling in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), Doctor of Education (EdD), or Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD).
  • A candidate will normally be seeking to obtain their first doctoral qualification.
  • Candidates should normally be intending to study full-time at the University of Waikato.
  1. Candidates who have socially compelling reasons for enrolling in part-time study (e.g. illness, disability, parent or career responsibilities) may apply to the Scholarships Executive for permission to be awarded a Scholarship on a part time basis. The candidate should outline the reasons for the request in their Statement of Research Interest, and provide appropriate evidence of the need to study part-time. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  2. During any period of part-time enrolment, the value and duration of a recipient’s Scholarship would be adjusted on a pro rata basis.
  3. Candidates will not be granted permission to hold a University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship on a part-time basis if they wish to undertake full-time paid employment or substantial part-time employment.
  4. Recipients are required to change to full-time enrolment if a change in their circumstances means they no longer qualify to hold the Scholarship on a part time basis.

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value details

The value of the Scholarship shall be a living allowance of up to NZ $22,000 per annum, payable in monthly installments , and the domestic tuition1 fees for enrolment in the PhD, DMA, EdD, or SJD programme during the term of the Scholarship. The living allowance will be paid on a pro-rata basis for approved part-time students

Application deadline

31 January 2020

University of Waikato Research Masters Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be enrolled, or intending to enrol, full-time in a 500-level thesis of 90- points or more as part of their first master’s degree at the University of Waikato.

Successful applicants must commence their thesis enrolment within six months of the closing date of the round in which they applied.

The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students.

International students must have completed at least 120 points of study at a New Zealand university in order to be eligible for this Scholarship.

Tenure:

The tenure of the Scholarship is one year. However, when all or part of a recipient’s research does not take place within a 12-month period, some or all of their payments may be delayed to better align them with the period(s) of research.

Application details

Applicants must include with their application: a Personal Statement (using the template provided on the online Scholarship application form); and an academic reference from either your (proposed) master’s thesis supervisor or a member of the academic staff at the institution at which you obtained the qualification that defines your eligibility to enter the master’s programme.

Value details

Tier 1 - NZ $15,000 for 120-point theses (or more), Tier 2 - NZ $12,000 for 90-point theses, or Tier 3 - NZ $5,500 towards the tuition fees of the master's programme

Application deadline

30 April 2020

Michael Baldwin Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, candidates must:

a) be citizens of any South Pacific nation (citizens of New Zealand or Australia are not eligible to apply)

b) be either enrolled or intending to enrol in an approved full-time programme of study at the University of Waikato in the year of tenure of the Scholarship

c) applications are particularly encouraged from students who are citizens of Papua New Guinea

Selection Criteria

The Scholarship will be offered on the information provided in the documents requested above.

a) preference may be given to candidates who can demonstrate a need for financial support in order to undertake tertiary study

b) there is no restriction on the field of study but preference may be given to candidates who are enrolled in a teacher education programme 

Application details

Along with completing the online application form, each candidate must submit:

a) a personal statement; (using the Personal Statement template)

  • explaining the candidate’s plans to contribute to development/society in the South Pacific region in the future
  • outlining the need for financial support
  • providing details of any funding sources, additional to this scholarship, that are available to support the candidate’s travel to, and studies in, New Zealand

b) two references: an academic reference (attesting to the candidate’s likely academic progress at University), and a character reference;

c) a CV (no more than 4 A4 pages);

d) proof of citizenship and

e) verified copies of academic transcripts (including grading scale) from any other tertiary institution(s) you have attended. 

Value details

Up to NZ $10,000

University of Waikato Master of Engineering Practice Bursary

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, applicants must:

a. be an international student.

b. be enrolling for the first time at the University of Waikato.

c. be enrolling into the Master of Engineering Practice (180pt) in A semester 2019.

d. be commencing full-time study in the year of tenure and be enrolled full-time to study at the University of Waikato for either the first year or the duration of the programme in the Master of Engineering Practice.

e. not be coming to the University of Waikato via a sponsoring body.

f. not be coming to the University of Waikato on a Guaranteed Credit Arrangement or on a study abroad and student exchange agreement.

Application details

No application is required.

Value of scholarship

4,52,854 total value

Value details

Up to NZ$10,000

Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • be intending to enrol full-time 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 an international student studying at a New Zealand secondary school.

Application details

The Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship examination will be held on 25 and 26 October 2019.

Value of scholarship

2,26,427 total value