The Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship for Gap Year Students


Value: $5,000

Study Level: Entrance/School Leaver

Subject Area: Any

Closing Date: 09 Feb 2018


For students who have completed year 13 in 2016 and are currently taking a 'Gap Year' in 2017, who meet the entry criteria for their specific programme of study, and have gained NCEA Level 3 Certificate endorsed with Excellence. The value of the scholarship will be $5,000 and will be applied towards tuition fees or accommodation fees in the University's Hall of Residence.

Already going fees-free in your first year?

If you are awarded a School Leaver Scholarship and you're eligible for fees-free under the government's new policy, you can either:

  • Defer your scholarship and put it towards your second year fees, or
  • Put your scholarship towards accommodation in the University's halls of residence


Te Mata Kairangi School of Graduate Research
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240
New Zealand

Phone +64 7 858 5096