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School Leavers

Find out more about the school leavers scholarships we have on offer

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Postgraduate Study

Find out more about the scholarships we have on offer for postgraduate students

International students

International Students

We have a range of scholarships to support international students

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Funded Research Projects

Our academic staff advertise research projects that come with funding

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External Funding

Lots of funding opportunities are available from external organisations


Find out more about the prizes offered in various subject areas

Summer Research Scholarship Programme

The Summer Research Programme provides promising undergraduate, final-year honours and first-year master’s degree students enrolled in taught papers, with the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of research.

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Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme

The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is one of the University’s top scholarships for school-leavers.

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Student Life

As a Waikato student, you'll become part of our diverse community, made up of people with different cultures, ages, ethnicities, ideas and goals. Whether you're studying in Hamilton or Tauranga, our welcoming and vibrant atmosphere, range of clubs and social events, and fully equipped campuses will provide everything you need for your university journey.

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We have accommodation options available for both our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses. Our Halls of Residences offer a home-away-from-home environment with full support, catered options and the opportunity to make lifelong friends. We also have homestay options for those under 18 years old and accommodation available over the summer break.

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