Scholarships for International Students
The University of Waikato offers several scholarships and bursaries for international students. Some require an application while others are applied automatically. This page lists the scholarships and bursaries that are available to international students - as well as regulations, conditions and application procedures.
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The Tauranga Bursary is to be offered to students who are enrolling at the University of Waikato for the first time at the University’s new Tauranga Campus. The bursary is valued at NZD$10,000 and will be applied to the recipient’s tuition fees at the beginning of their University of Waikato studies.
The Master of Engineering Practice Bursary is to be offered to students who are enrolling at Waikato University for the first time in the University’s new Master of Engineering Practice qualification. The bursary is valued at NZD$10,000 and will be applied to the recipient’s tuition fees at the beginning of their University of Waikato studies.
The High Achievement Bursary for International Students aims to encourage talented international students at the University of Waikato. The Bursary is open to all international students, enrolling in a full-time undergraduate programme who achieve a B+ grade average over their first 120 points. The Bursary is valued at NZ$5000 and will be deducted from the full international student fees for the second year of undergraduate study.
Established in 2019, the Waikato Pathways College International High Achiever Progression Bursary aims to encourage talented international students to study at the University of Waikato. The Bursary is valued at NZD$5000 and will be deducted from the full international student fees for the first year of undergraduate study. The Bursary is open to all international students, enrolling in a fulltime undergraduate programme, who studied a Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies or Certificate of University Preparation at Waikato Pathways College in the preceding 12 months.
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Closing date: Applications for 2020 can be submitted at any time
We are now accepting applications for 2020. For talented international students who demonstrate excellent academic achievement and the potential to become global ambassadors for the University of Waikato. Applicants must be intending to enrol at UoW for the first time in either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree and must have received a conditional or unconditional Offer of Place from UoW.
Closing date: 15 Jan 2020
For international students completing Year 13 at a NZ high school in 2019 and intending to enrol full-time in an undergraduate degree at UoW in A Semester 2020. Applicants must achieve at least NCEA Level 3 with Merit (or equivalent). Applicants must have received a Conditional or Unconditional Offer of Place from UoW by the Scholarship closing date in order to be eligible for consideration.
Closing date: 20 Sep 2019
For students who are currently in Year 12 or Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school. Candidates must be intending to enrol full-time in a BCMS(Hons), BSc, BSc(Tech), BE(Hons) or BDes degree, in one of the computing streams, at the University of Waikato. Candidates will sit a Scholarship exam, which will be held on 25 and 26 October 2019.
Closing date: 15 Aug 2018
For citizens of any South Pacific Nation (excluding New Zealander and Australian citizens), who can demonstrate a need for financial support in order to undertake study. Candidates must be enrolled or intending to enrol in an approved full-time study. The scholarship is valued up to $10,000.
Closing date: 31 Jan 2020
It is only possible to apply for a UoW Doctoral Scholarship as part of the application to enrol process. That is why the 'Apply Now' button on the Scholarships page takes you to the University's application to enrol page. When applying to enrol in a PhD, DMA, EdD, or SJD, prospective students will be able to indicate that they wish to also be considered for a UoW Doctoral Scholarship.
Closing date: 31 Oct 2019
For students intending to enrol full-time in a 500-level thesis of 90 points or more as part of their first master's degree at the University of Waikato. International students must have completed at least 120 points of study at a New Zealand university in order to be eligible for this Scholarship.