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2023 Annual Appeal

World-leading research, New Zealand’s next generation of nurses, and eliminating barriers for tertiary study – this is where your support is needed and where you can help make a difference.

The University of Waikato’s 2023 Annual Appeal plays a pivotal role in helping our young people to realise and live their potential. This year, we’ve chosen three specific areas where donations will make a big impact. You can choose to contribute to one or more of the following funds. Every single gift makes a big difference.

Support Scholarships

Help remove barriers to study and enable our students to realise and achieve their potential. Scholarships go towards the costs of living while studying.

Support Nursing Students

Help address the nursing workforce shortage by providing nursing students with assistance to purchase nursing kits, uniforms or support for travel to clinical placements.

Support Research

Help our most inquisitive minds find the solutions needed for a successful and sustainable future. Our researchers are at the cutting-edge of innovation, help them get there!


Message from our Vice-Chancellor

When you chose to study at the University of Waikato, you were following in the footsteps of a community of visionaries who fought hard for the establishment of a progressive, independent institution that recognised the value of learning.

Today, our students are following in your footsteps, walking the paths you helped pave. Now, more than ever, New Zealand needs its young people to realise and live their potential, and for universities to support them in making an impact.

Our Annual Appeal plays a pivotal role in helping our community to stay at the forefront of generational knowledge, improving our economy, creating new industries, and ensuring the sustainable development of our environment.

Please consider supporting our community by making a donation during our appeal. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, will help to ensure the sustainable future of our people.

Prof. Neil Quigley
Vice-Chancellor