'Ko Te Tangata' School Leaver Scholarship

Closing Date 31 Aug 2024
Key details

Value $5,000 to $7,000

Study level(s) Entrance, School leaver

Subject area(s) Arts, Business / Management, Computer Science, Mathematics, Education, Health, Engineering, Law, Māori & Indigenous Studies, Science, Social Sciences


The ‘Ko Te Tangata’ School Leaver Scholarship, named ‘for the people’, recognises and supports top-achieving students commencing an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato. Priority will be given to those who get “Excellence” or “Merit” endorsed at NCEA level 2 (or equivalent) at a New Zealand secondary school and/or students with financial hardship or extraordinary personal circumstances.


The scholarship is open to school leaver students with domestic fees status.


For school leavers who are intending to enrol full-time (120 points) in an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato for the first time in 2025. Applicants may be taking a gap year in 2024.


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.