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International student excellence recognised

6 March 2020

IES Ceremony
International students at the University of Waikato were awarded scholarships for their academic excellence.

More than 60 international students have been given a big head-start to their academic year thanks to scholarships and bursaries from the University of Waikato.

The University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship, and the High Achievement Bursary for International Students, were offered to the successful applicants who were officially recognised at an awards ceremony this week.

Head of the University’s School of Management and Marketing, Associate Professor Stuart Dillon, spoke at the event and acknowledged the contribution international students make to Waikato University’s learning environment.

“I have seen first-hand, in many classrooms that I have taught, the richness of learning that results from class discussions and group work involving members from different countries and cultures,” he said.

Associate Professor Stuart Dillon
Associate Professor Stuart Dillon, Head of the School of Management and Marketing.

“To be acknowledged academically, in a country that is not your own, is an absolutely outstanding achievement.”

The University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship and High Achievement Bursary for International Students were created to promote educational opportunities, foster internationalisation and support talented international students who are enrolling into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at Waikato.

The scholarship is valued at up to NZD$10,000, and the bursary is valued at up to NZ$5,000.

Both awards are given to successful applicants who demonstrate excellence in academic achievement, and a strong potential to become global ambassadors for the University.

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