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Scholarships for International Students

Are you seeking an education that rewards success? We invite high achieving students to apply for one of the many scholarships Waikato has to offer. This page lists the scholarships available to international students - some are for new students, some for students to apply for once enrolled.

If you have any further questions, contact the Scholarships Office or the International Office. Application information is on each individual scholarship.

Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing date: 21 Sep 2018

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 19 and 20 October 2018.

Dr Zena Daysh Fellowship in Sustainable Development

Closing date: 15 Jul 2017

For students enrolling or intending to enrol in a PhD at the University of Waikato with a research interest in a field relevant to sustainable development. Candidates may come from a range of academic disciplines, provided their research aligns with Dr Zena Daysh's mission to promote an holistic, integrative, and sustainable approach to development.

FASS 120- / 240-point Masters Thesis Awards

Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

For students enrolling part- or full-time in a 120-point Masters degree or in the thesis year of a 240-point Masters degree and who will be doing either a 90-point thesis or a 120-point thesis in B Semester in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).

Hilary Jolly Memorial Scholarship

Closing date: 29 Apr 2018

For students who will be enrolled or enrolling full in a masters or doctorate at the University of Waikato in the field of freshwater ecology in New Zealand. The scholarship has a value of up to $6,000 at Master’s for one year and $15,000 per year at doctoral that will not exceed three years.

Michael Baldwin Memorial Scholarship

Closing date: 15 Aug 2018

For citizens of any South Pacific Nation (excluding New Zealanders’ and Australians), 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.

Te Piringa - Faculty of Law Graduate Scholarship

Closing date: 15 Aug 2018

For students who are eligible for admission and will be enrolling full- or part-time in a Master of Laws at Te Piringa - Faculty of Law, in the year of tenure. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $5,000.

Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao Graduate Excellence Awards

Closing date: 01 Sep 2018

For students who are enrolled full-time in a graduate degree in the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato. The Award will have a value of up to $5,000.

The A Zulauf Trust Scholarship

Closing date: 30 Sep 2016

For students who are enrolled or intending to enrol full-time in the research portion (i.e. a 90- or 120-point thesis) of their Masters degree in Mathematics in the year of application. It is expected that the bulk of the research will take place in the year of application. The Scholarship has a value of up to $5,000.