The Summer Research Scholarship Programme

Dip your toes into the rewarding world of research with our 10-week Summer Research Scholarship Programme. You will be supported by an academic supervisor and get hands-on in the creation of new knowledge, adding significant value to your CV.

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2024/2025 Programme

Student applications open in August and close on Sunday 15 September 2024. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by early October. The Programme runs from 11 November 2024 to 14 February 2025.

Available projects

All about the programme

The University of Waikato Summer Research Scholarship offers $8,000 to promising undergraduates, final-year honours, and first-year master’s students for a 10-week full-time research experience during C Trimester. Available in various disciplines, students receive supervision and enrol in a credit-bearing paper.

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Highlights of the 2023/24 Programme

We were pleased to support 88 students on the 2023/24 Programme with the help of partners including Gallagher Ltd., Braemar Charitable Trust, Tauranga City Council, and more.


Information for industry and partners

The Summer Research Scholarship Programme is all about making a positive impact on our communities and relies on close connections with businesses, industry partners and donors to make these opportunities happen.

Meet some of our recent summer scholars