The University of Waikato and our partners provide various scholarship and award options to help students cover fees and living expenses, as well as to foster academic and research excellence.

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Learn more about the school leaver scholarship opportunities available.

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Information about the scholarship opportunities available for postgraduate students.

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We have a range of scholarships to support international students.

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Our academic staff advertise research projects that come with funding.

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Lots of funding opportunities are available from external organisations.

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Find out more about the prizes offered in various subject areas.

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Summer Research Scholarship Programme

The Summer Research Programme provides promising undergraduate, final-year honours and first-year master’s degree students enrolled in taught papers, the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of research.

International scholarships

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Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme

The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is one of the University’s top scholarships for school-leavers.

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As a Waikato student, you'll become part of our diverse community, made up of people with different cultures, ages, ethnicities, ideas and goals. Whether you're studying in Hamilton or Tauranga, our welcoming and vibrant atmosphere, range of clubs and social events, and fully equipped campuses will provide everything you need for your university journey.

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We have accommodation options available for both our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses. Our Halls of Residences offer a home-away-from-home environment with full support, catered options and the opportunity to make lifelong friends. We also have homestay options for those under 18 years old and accommodation available over the summer break.

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