Breadcrumbs

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.


Latest stories

Related stories

Bike Building

Leaders of the future give back to Waikato community

Year 13 students from Waikato and Bay of Plenty secondary schools came together for the…

Clinical approach clinches victory for Waikato at National Case Competition

A team of Waikato Management School (WMS) students are thrilled to have won “massive bragging…

Keshav Mahindra

Double major and university at 16

Keshav Mahindra achieved University Entrance and NCEA Level 3, all there was left to do…

Hinerangi Raumati

Governor and Māori business leader acknowledged by University of Waikato

Ms Raumati (Waikato, Ngāti Mutunga) has been recognised by the University of Waikato for her…

Comms professionals reimagine the future of local government

Waikato Management School (WMS) welcomed around 100 local government communications professionals from throughout New Zealand…

Anchal Sharma

Student leaders get a head start on University

Year 13 students from across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty came together last week…

NZ-UK FTA will bring benefits for Māori enterprises

Associate Professor of Māori Business Dr Jason Mika has addressed members of the United Kingdom…

Former Hillary Scholar switches codes

From basketball to acting – University of Waikato alumnus Connor Johnston is using the skills…

Budget 2022 ignores workforce pressures

Pressures on business and workplaces to return to ‘business as usual’ have been overlooked in…

Transforming companies and giving back

When we last caught up with Distinguished Alumnus Jan Zijderveld in 2018, he was three…

Leading the way through disruptive times

Business leader and University of Waikato alumnus Kevin Kenrick has had a common theme throughout…

Ben at world bank

From Kiribati to the World Bank

Ben Tokataake, a University of Waikato alumnus, frequently uses the skills learned from his Master…