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The Summer Research Scholarship Programme

Dip your toes into the rewarding world of research with our 10-week Summer Research Scholarship Programme. You will be supported by an academic supervisor and get hands-on in the creation of new knowledge, adding significant value to your CV.

All about the programme

The University of Waikato Summer Research Scholarship 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.

The $6,000 scholarships are offered in various disciplines and support a 10-week period of full-time research during the C Trimester (November – February). Students will be supported by a supervisor and also be enrolled in a credit-bearing paper.

Highlights of the 2021/22 Programme

We were pleased to support 87 students on the 2021/22 Programme with the help of partners including Scion, DairyNZ, Priority One, Gallagher Group Ltd and Braemar Charitable Trust.

Check out the winners of the student poster competition in the gallery.


Check out all of the student posters here

How to apply

Applications open in late July 2022 and close on 15 September 2022. Students will be notified of the outcome by early October and the programme runs from 14 November 2022 to 10 February 2023.

Contact the Scholarships Office to find out more at [email protected]

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Information for industry and partners

The Summer Research Scholarship Programme is all about making a positive impact on our communities and relies on close connections with businesses, industry partners and donors to make these opportunities happen.

Find out more about working with us by contacting the Scholarships Office at [email protected]


Meet some of our recent summer scholars