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The University of Waikato Scholarships

There are 5 scholarships available at The University of Waikato.

University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and 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 

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 instalments, 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

1 July 2018, 1 November 2018

Michael Baldwin Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility requirements

For citizens of any South Pacific Nation (excluding New Zealanders’ and Australians), who can demonstrate a need for financial support in order to undertake study. Candidates must be enrolled or intending to enrol in an approved full-time study. 

Applications are particularly encouraged from students who are citizens of Papua New Guinea 

The Scholarship will have a maximum tenure of one year and must be taken up in the year 
for which it is offered.

Application details

You are required to prepare and complete the following document/s prior to commencing this application:

  • Personal Statement Form
  • Two references (one academic and one character)
  • A CV (no more than four A4 pages in length)
  • Proof of citizenship e.g. verified copy of your passport or birth certificate

Please ensure that all questions are answered and that all the required attachments accompany this application form

Value details

Up to NZ $10,000

Application deadline

15 August 2018

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 September 2018

University of Waikato Foundation Studies Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

For international students who are enrolling for the first time into the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies or the Certificate of University Preparation (CUP) at the University of Waikato in 2018. The value of the scholarship will be up to $5,000 (NZD)

To be eligible, applicants must:

a) be an international student,

b) not yet be enrolled at the University of Waikato at the time of application,

c) be applying to enrol for the first time into the University of Waikato Foundation Studies programmes, or Certificate of University Preparation

d) not be classified as a domestic student,

e) have received a conditional offer of a place for the Foundation Programmes, or Certificate of University Preparation, and a conditional offer for an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato,

f) be residing in New Zealand for the tenure of the scholarship,

g) not be coming to the University of Waikato via a sponsoring body1 , and

h) not be coming to the University of Waikato on a Guaranteed Credit Arrangement2 ,or through a study abroad, or student exchange agreement. 

Application details

Application Deadlines: 15 March 2018 (for B Semester 2018) or 15 August 2018 (for C Semester 2018)

Apply online at http://www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships/application-forms/UoW-Foundation-Studies-Scholarship. 

You are required to also include a brief personal statement. 

Value details

Up to NZ $5000

Application deadline

15 September 2018

Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

For students who are currently in Year 12 or Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school. 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.

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 a international student studying at a New Zealand secondary school.

Application details

The Scholarship exam will be held on 19 and 20 October 2018. For further information, please contact the university website.

Value of scholarship

2,36,476 total value

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