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University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship

Important notes

Before beginning the application process for this Scholarship you MUST carefully read the regulations for the University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship.

All application documents, including referees' letters, MUST reach the Scholarships Office by: 30 April 2017.

Please ensure that all questions are answered and that all the required attachments accompany this application.

Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

Application Form

Personal Details
*This field is compulsory. If you do not have a Waikato Student ID number, you can apply to enrol and receive one here

We will use your contact details on the University’s database; you must keep them updated via iWaikato.

Previous Study

Please list any prior tertiary study you have undertaken.

If you have studied at any tertiary institution(s) other than the University of Waikato, you must attach scanned copies of academic transcripts from the other tertiary institution(s) you have attended (including a grading scale).

Tertiary Institution
e.g. University of Waikato
e.g. BA(Hons)
e.g. 2011-13
Completed / Ongoing
e.g. Completed
Study Intentions

Please indicate the qualification for which you intend to be or are enrolled in:

Financial Support

If 'yes', please indicate the funding/scholarships that you have applied for/recieved:

e.g. XYZ Scholarship
e.g. $4,000
Applied for/Received
e.g. Received
e.g. 2015
Academic Referees

Please provide the names and addresses of at least two persons you have asked to forward confidential references to the Scholarships Office.

One of these referees must be either your (proposed) Chief Supervisor or a member of the academic staff at the institution where you obtained your Masters which qualified you for the University of Waikato doctoral programme.

Those references (on letterhead) may be sent by post or attached to an e-mail. Please note that additional references are permitted.

These references should be emailed to or posted to
School of Graduate Research
Scholarships Office
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton 3240
New Zealand


I intend to supply references in addition to the two listed above

If 'yes', please give details of any additional referees below:


Please complete and save the personal statement form and attach this with your application.

If you have completed tertiary study at any other tertiary institution(s) you must attach scanned verifeid copies of the relevant academic transcript(s) (including a grading scale).


Please let us know how you heard about this Scholarship:


Applicants must tick all the boxes before an application for a University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship can be submitted.

In submitting this application, I confirm that:

  • Any anticipated or provisional grades used in calculating my eligibility are confirmed by the final grades awarded
  • I am enrolled in a doctoral degree programme at the University of Waikato by 1 November 2017
  • The offer of a Doctoral Scholarship is not an indication that I will automatically receive approval from the Postgraduate Research Committee of the University of Waikato for acceptance into the doctoral degree programme
  • I will be required to sign, and abide by, the Terms and Conditions to accept the Scholarship
  • I must inform the Scholarships Office if I receive any other funding during the tenure of my Scholarship
  • The Scholarships Committee may terminate my Scholarship at any time if:
    • I am not meeting expectations in my doctoral Progress Reports;
    • I am not following the required programme of study; or,
    • I am not otherwise complying with the conditions governing the Scholarship and/or the regulations of the University of Waikato.
  • I shall have the right to appeal to the Research Committee against any decision to terminate the award.

Fine Print

The information provided in this application will be used solely for the purposes of assessing your eligibility and suitability for the Scholarship for which you are applying. Personal information contained in this application will be made available to members of the Scholarships Committee and staff of the University of Waikato.

The University of Waikato undertakes to store your application electronically. Should you have reason to believe that information held about you in either your application or your academic record is incorrect, you have the right of access to, and correction of, that information.

The University may contact the persons you have named in your application as referees for further information. Any such direct contact with these referees will be made on a strictly confidential basis. The University may not divulge details to you about the content of such confidential references without the written authorisation of these referees.