What’s involved?
Summer scholars will have the opportunity to work full-time on a research project for a ten-week period during the C Trimester (November-February) under the supervision of well-established researchers at the University of Waikato.

Who is eligible?
The scholarships are open to students currently enrolled at any New Zealand University (or other tertiary provider) in an undergraduate or Honours degree, or taught postgraduate papers. Students are not eligible if they are currently enrolled in a PhD or have commenced a Masters Research thesis.

Download the Summer Research Scholarship Regulation PDF for all eligibility criteria.

What is it worth?
Numerous scholarships are offered in various disciplines over the summer period with a cash stipend of $8,000.

Scholars are also enrolled in a credit-bearing paper over C Trimester, which in most cases can form part of their degree programme. The paper code will be confirmed prior to the scholar commencing the programme and is at the discretion of the Division/Faculty/School.

How do I apply?
To apply for the Summer Research Scholarship Programme, follow the steps outlined in our How to Apply guide. If you are a current student, you can skip to step 3.

Projects for 2023/2024 available are displayed below.