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University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarships

ScholarshipsValue : The Scholarship will have a value up to $ 5,000 and will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition fees at the beginning of their University of Waikato studies.

Eligibility:
a) Be a citizen of a country listed in Table 1,
b) Be enrolling for the first time into a Foundation Studies, undergraduate or postgraduate programme1 at the University of Waikato,
c) Not be classified as a domestic student,
d) Be in receipt of a Conditional or Formal Offer of Place from the University of Waikato,
e) Have met the English language requirements for admission, or completed a Certificate of Attainment in English at the University of Waikato, prior to beginning studies,
f) Be commencing full-time study in the year of tenure and be intending to study at the University of Waikato for a minimum of 12 months,
g) Be residing in NZ for the tenure of the scholarship,
h) Not be coming to the University of Waikato via a sponsoring body2 ,
i) Not be coming to the University of Waikato on a Guaranteed Credit Arrangement3 or on a Study Abroad and Exchange Programme agreement.

How to Apply:
Applications must be submitted along with:
a) An Application to Enrol (ATE) to the University of Waikato and must include a grading scale of your qualifications (this can normally be found on the reverse side of your academic transcripts), OR a Conditional or Formal Offer of Place from the University of Waikato; and,
b) A personal statement (maximum 200 words) that sets out the following: 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?

Selection Process:

  1. The Scholarships will be offered on the basis of academic merit and future potential to become global ambassadors for the University of Waikato.
  2. Applications will be short-listed by the University’s International Regional Managers’ and forwarded to the Selection Panel.
  3. The Selection Panel will comprise the Chair of the Scholarships Committee and the Director – International (or their nominees) and will regularly meet to assess applications.
  4. The Selection Panel’s decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into following the selection meeting

Closing Date: No Set Closing Date

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