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University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship

Key information

Value: Up to NZ $10,000 towards tuition fees

Number of awards: All eligible students

* Please note tuition fees have been rounded off. Values may differ.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be a citizen of a particular country from the regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, Middle East, Africa. 
  • not currently be enrolled at the University of Waikato;
  • must not have paid fees and arrived in New Zealand at the time of application,
  • be applying to enrol for the first time in either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Waikato;
  • not be classified as a domestic student;
  • have met the University of Waikato’s English language requirements for admission;
  • have received a Firm or Conditional Offer of Place from the University of Waikato;
  • in the year of tenure, be commencing a full-time programme/s of study with a total duration of not less than 12 months at the University of Waikato;
  • be residing in New Zealand for the tenure of the scholarship;
  • not be coming to the University of Waikato via a sponsoring body; and
  • not be coming to the University of Waikato on a Guaranteed Credit Arrangement, or through a study abroad or student exchange agreement.

The tenure is one year and the Scholarship is valid only within the year for which it is awarded. 

Who can apply?

Bangladeshi
Bhutanese
Brazilian
Cambodian
Canadian
Chinese
Colombian
French
German
Indian
Indonesian
Japanese
Jordanian
Kenyan
Laotian
Malaysian
Mauritanian
Mexican
Mongolian
Nepalese
Norwegian
Philippine
Singaporean
South African
South Korean
Sri Lankan
Taiwanese
Thai
British
American
Vietnamese
Zambian
Zimbabwean

How to apply?

Students who are overseas at the time of submitting their application for the scholarship, must submit their scholarship application prior to lodging a visa application to travel to New Zealand, i.e. to be eligible to apply, the applicant cannot already have arrived in New Zealand.

Applicants must upload the following as part of their online application:

their Conditional or Formal Offer of Place from the University of Waikato; and

a personal statement that sets out the following (on the template provided):

  • What are your career goals/aspirations?
  • How will an international education experience help you to achieve these goals?
  • What additional qualities/skills do you have that make you an ideal candidate for this scholarship and an ambassador for the University of Waikato?

Value of the Scholarship

Up to NZ 10,000 towards tuition fees

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