'Ko Te Tangata' School Leaver Scholarship

Not currently accepting applications

Value: $5,000 to $7,000

Study Level: Entrance/School Leaver

Subject Area: Any

Closing Date: 31 August 2023


The ‘Ko Te Tangata’ School Leaver Scholarship, named ‘for the people’, recognises and supports top-achieving students commencing an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato.  Priority will be given to those who get “Excellence” or “Merit” endorsed at NCEA level 2 (or equivalent) at a New Zealand secondary school and/or students with serious financial hardship or extraordinary personal circumstances.

The scholarship is open to school leaver students with domestic fees status.

Before Applying:

Please ensure you read the 'Guidelines on Applying for School Leaver Scholarships' before you commence the application process.


For school leavers who are intending to enrol full-time (120 points) in an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato for the first time in 2024. Candidates may be taking a gap year in 2023.