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Engineering Scholarships

Waikato has more scholarships per student than any other university in New Zealand. There are scholarships and grants for many student groups, including secondary school leavers, Māori students and adult students, and in many subject areas.

Listed below are some of our scholarships.  You can use the Scholarships Finder for a more comprehensive list of the scholarships available.

Further scholarship information can be found at the Scholarships Office.


Entrance | Undergraduate | Postgraduate

Entrance

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.

DairyNZ Undergraduate Scholarships

Closing date: 07 Dec 2018

For students intending to enrol full-time in an undergraduate degree in a dairy related area at Lincoln, Massey or the University of Waikato in the year following application. The Scholarship will be paid towards tuition fees and will have a value of up to $6,325 for up to four years.

Energy Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing date: 04 Apr 2018

For students who are enrolled full-time at any level (and including) first and honours year of relevant degree and are undertaking study in the fields of science, economics, or engineering and related fields with specific interests in energy matters. The Scholarship will have a value of $5,000.

Undergraduate

AECOM David A. Burns Award in Engineering Geology

Closing date: 01 Sep 2018

For students currently enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and undertaking ERTH352-18A - Engineering Geology in A semester 2018. Students must also be intending to enrol part- or full-time in a masters degree in Earth Sciences in the year following application.

Brian Perry Charitable Trust Undergraduate Scholarship in Science & Engineering

Closing date: 15 Jul 2018

For students who are enrolled in the second year of full-time study towards an undergraduate degree, in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Waikato. The scholarship will have a value of up to $5,000.

CRF Heinold Memorial Award

Closing date: 31 Oct 2016

For students who are enrolled in the second or third year of a BSc(Tech) or BE(Hons) and are enrolled in as least one of the prescribe placement papers as outlined in the regulations. The scholarship will have a value of up to $2,000 plus a placement in the area of meat production.

DairyNZ Masters Scholarship

Closing date: 10 Aug 2018

For students who are enrolled in the final year or have completed a Bachelors degree in Science, agricultural science, agricultural business or economics and are eligible to enrol in a masters degree at a New Zealand University. Up to three scholarships of $30,000 will be available each year + tuition fees.

DairyNZ Undergraduate Scholarships

Closing date: 07 Dec 2018

For students intending to enrol full-time in an undergraduate degree in a dairy related area at Lincoln, Massey or the University of Waikato in the year following application. The Scholarship will be paid towards tuition fees and will have a value of up to $6,325 for up to four years.

Dr. Murray Pearson & Lightwire Undergraduate Scholarship in Computer Science

Closing date: 31 Mar 2019

For students who are enrolled/intending to enrol in the second year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato with a major in Computer Science, and who have gained at least an A- GPA (Grade Point Average) in their first year of study. The Scholarship will have a value of $3,000.

Energy Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing date: 04 Apr 2018

For students who are enrolled full-time at any level (and including) first and honours year of relevant degree and are undertaking study in the fields of science, economics, or engineering and related fields with specific interests in energy matters. The Scholarship will have a value of $5,000.

Kordia Women in Technology Scholarship

Closing date: 02 Dec 2018

For women who will be enrolling in the final year of their undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science and Engineering or the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in 2019. The Scholarship will have a value of $5,000.

Smartrak Software Development Scholarship

Closing date: 01 Sep 2017

For students enrolled full time in the second to last year of study towards a BE(Hons) majoring in software engineering or a BCMS with a focus on software development or a BSc(Tech) majoring in computer science with an emphasis on software development. The scholarship will have a value of $4,000.

SPE New Zealand Section Scholarship

Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

For students who are NZ Citizens and are enrolled in a BE(Hons) at a New Zealand University and who have, at the time of the award, completed or been exempted from the First Professional year of study. A key component is a summer placement in the oil and gas industry. The Scholarship will have a value of $3,000.

Torutek Software Engineering Scholarship

Closing date: 30 Sep 2018

For students who are enrolled full-time in a BE(Hon) or BCMS who have an interest in software engineering.

Transpower Scholarship for Māori Engineering Students

Closing date: 15 Apr 2018

For students of Māori ethnicity who are in their 2nd, 3rd or final year of study towards a BE(Hons) majoring in Electronic, Mechanical, Civil and/or Mechatronics Engineering at any New Zealand University.

Whanganui River Enhancement Trust Scholarship

Closing date: 16 Nov 2018

For students who are enrolled full-time and are undertaking research towards a Masters thesis, Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma. Candidates must be resident in New Zealand for the tenure of the scholarship and their research should relate to the Whanganui River Catchment.

Postgraduate

DairyNZ Masters Scholarship

Closing date: 10 Aug 2018

For students who are enrolled in the final year or have completed a Bachelors degree in Science, agricultural science, agricultural business or economics and are eligible to enrol in a masters degree at a New Zealand University. Up to three scholarships of $30,000 will be available each year + tuition fees.

Dr Stella Frances Memorial Scholarship

Closing date: 15 Dec 2017

For students who are enrolled or are intending to enrol in the final year of a masters degree at the University of Waikato and are undertaking research that applies to the conservation or environmental issues in the Waikato region. The scholarship will have a value of up to $5,000.

Energy Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing date: 04 Apr 2018

For students who are enrolled full-time at any level (and including) first and honours year of relevant degree and are undertaking study in the fields of science, economics, or engineering and related fields with specific interests in energy matters. The Scholarship will have a value of $5,000.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Graduate Scholarship in Biophysics

Closing date: 15 Jul 2017

For students who are enrolled in full-time study towards an MSc or a PhD with a thesis topic in Biophysics or Cortical Modelling. The scholarship will have a value up to $5,000 for one year.

Golden Plover Wetland Research Award

Closing date: 01 Nov 2018

For students who are enrolled part- or full-time in a honours or masters degree at any New Zealand University and are conducting research in any aspect of ecology or management of wetlands. The scholarship will have a value of up to $1,000.

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.

NZ Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship

Closing date: 08 May 2018

For New Zealand citizens and permanent residents enrolling at master’s or doctoral level study at the University of Waikato. Candidates must be undertaking research with a focus on the agricultural sector. The value of this Scholarship will be up to $22,000.

RHT Bates Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing date: 01 Sep 2018

At the time of application students must be engaged in postgraduate studies (honours, masters or doctorate). Students in their final year of undergraduate study are ineligible to apply. See application for more eligibility criteria.

Science and Engineering Masters Fees Awards

Closing date: 15 Mar 2017

For students enrolling full-time in the first year MSc (research), MSc, MSc (Tech) ME or MEnvSci programme in the faculty of Engineering. Part-time applicants may be considered but any scholarship awarded will be on a pro-rata basis. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $2,000.

Tess Embling Memorial Scholarship

Closing date: 16 Feb 2018

For full and part-time students, who are enrolling or have enrolled in the first year if a masters degree in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The scholarship will have a value of up to $1,500.

Whanganui River Enhancement Trust Scholarship

Closing date: 16 Nov 2018

For students who are enrolled full-time and are undertaking research towards a Masters thesis, Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma. Candidates must be resident in New Zealand for the tenure of the scholarship and their research should relate to the Whanganui River Catchment.