Funded Opportunities

The Waikato OE Programme offers a number of international opportunities across the year that are partially or fully funded. All three programmes below are fully funded.

PMSA 2023 - Ngā Tauira Māori o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato ki Taiwan - 6 Week Programme (16 Jan - 26 Feb)

Programme Details

Want to understand what it truly means to be a Global Citizen from an Indigenous lens? While being able to connect with other Indigenous communities on their own whenua? 

Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato has a unique opportunity that allows up 10 Māori students to create meaningful connections with other Indigenous communities in Taiwan, kānohi ki te kānohi. During this exciting 6 week programme, tauira will be able to explore different areas of Indigenous development both significant to Māori and Indigenous nations in Taiwan, including reo me ōna tikanga (language & culture), pakihi (business), (mātauranga) education and te taiao (environment).

Tauira will be able to visit and go beyond the main centres of Taiwan to gain a holistic understanding of Indigenous culture and life across the region. Additionally, tauira will engage with Indigenous students and work towards a joint community project that brings together Māori and Taiwan Indigenous values and aspirations, on mutually significant challenges. This combination of knowledge between Māori and Indigenous Taiwanese will uncover new approaches to creating intergenerational wealth and health, for both peoples.

Key elements of the programme also include:

  • A robust orientation that prepares tauira for the trip and values whakawhanaungatanga with other participants and traveling staff.
  • Introductory language and culture lessons.
  • Projects presentations in Taiwan and New Zealand to share key findings and experiences.
  • Regular check-ins with the project team.

Who Can Apply?

Applicants must meet meet the following criteria:

  • Be of Māori descent;
  • Be a current UoW student;
  • Be in your second year or above year of undergraduate degree or higher qualification in 2022;
  • Can demonstrate strong leadership potential.

How to Apply?

Applicants are required to fill out the form below and submit a 120 second video answering the questions laid out in the form.


Applications close Sunday 6 November

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]