Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing Date 15 Sept 2024
Key details

Value $5,000

Study level(s) Entrance, School leaver

Subject area(s) Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering

To support current New Zealand secondary school students to study Computer Science or Software Engineering at the University of Waikato.


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 either the BCompSc, BSc majoring in Computer Science, or BE(Hons) majoring in Software Engineering.


Before applying

Please ensure you read the Guidelines on Applying for School Leaver Scholarships before you commence the application process.

How to Apply

  1. Read the guidelines

    Please ensure you read the regulations before you commence the application process.

  2. If you are new, complete an application to enrol

    You will need to do this BEFORE you can have access to apply for Scholarships and Awards.

    Application to enrol
  3. Apply using MyWaikato

    Once you have an account, log into MyWaikato and click on the ‘Scholarships’ tab to see the list of available scholarships

    Apply now

Note: If you are a current student or already have a University of Waikato account you will be redirected to the MyWaikato screen. Log in to MyWaikato, select the ‘Scholarships’ tab and choose the scholarship you wish to apply for from the list at the bottom of the page.


The examination is coordinated through the School of Computer Science – for any questions about the exam contact

The examination is normally offered through the applicant’s school. There are two ways a school can participate:

  • Run a computer science class involving programming and encourage the whole class to sit the examination. This approach is common for large Hamilton schools.
  • Encourage students with a strong interest in programming to study for themselves and allow them to sit the examination at school or at the University of Waikato. This approach has brought in successful students from all over the Waikato, and from Northland, Auckland, New Plymouth and Wellington.

Schools are posted information about the Computer Science Scholarship Examination and application forms each year. If your school has not received an information pack or you have any questions, please contact  

To prepare, please review the sample examinations below: