'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 2022


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.  500 scholarships are available and 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 New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

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 studying at NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) at a NZ secondary school and who are intending to enrol full-time (120 points) in an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato for the first time in 2023. Candidates must be NZ Citizens or permanent residents.