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The University of Waikato Scholarships

There are 2 scholarships available at The University of Waikato.

University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship

Study level


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

For talented international students who demonstrate excellent academic achievement and the potential to become global ambassadors for the University of Waikato. Applicants must be intending to enrol at the University of Waikato for the first time in either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. See the table of eligible countries in the regulations.

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

University of Waikato Foundation Studies Scholarship

Study level


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)

Application details

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

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You are required to also include a brief personal statement. 

Value of scholarship

2,26,365 total value

Value details

Up to $5000

Application deadline

Expected March 2018

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