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.
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Closing date: 09 Oct 2020
For students currently enrolled full-time in the Division of Health, Enginering, Computing and Science and have completed EARTH313-20A - Engineering Geology in Trimester A 2020. Students must also be intending to enrol part- or full-time in a masters degree in Earth Sciences in the year following application.
Closing date: 15 Apr 2019
For students who are enrolled in their second year of full-time study in either a BSc or BSc(Tech) majoring in Ecology & Biodiversity or Molecular & Cellular Biology. Applicants must be enrolled in at least 60 points of papers coded BIOEBxxx or BIOMOxxx. The scholarship will have a value of $2,500 per year for two years.
Closing date: 15 Jul 2020
For students who are enrolled in the second year of full-time study towards an undergraduate degree, in the School of Science or the School of Engineering at the University of Waikato. The scholarship will have a value of up to $3,000.
Closing date: 15 Sep 2018
For students who are enrolled full-time and have completed the second year of the Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree. The scholarship will have a value of $14,000 and a one year placement with the Hamilton Zoo.
Closing date: 29 Nov 2019
For women who are intending to pursue a career in the field of information technology and will be enrolling in the final year of their undergraduate degree in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science in 2020. The Scholarship will have a value of $5,000.
Closing date: 29 Mar 2020
For University of Waikato students who are NZ Citizens and are enrolled in a BE(Hons) and who have, at the time of the award, completed or been exempted from the First Professional year of study. The Scholarship will have a value of $3,000.
Closing date: Applications will open mid-June 2020
For students who are enrolled full-time in a BE(Hon) or BCMS who have an interest in software engineering. The award will provide $4,000 during undergraduate study; and an opportunity to undertake a paid summer internship with Torutek Ltd between the third and fourth years of study (exceptional applicants studying in other years may be considered).
Closing date: 01 Dec 2019
For students transitioning from HEBEI University of Technology (China) to the University of Waikato to undertake full-time study towards a Bachelor of Science majoring in Materials Science. Applicants must have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average over the last 1.5 years of study at HEBEI University of Technology. The value of the award will be up to $15,000.
Closing date: 31 Mar 2020
For students who are enrolled in the thesis year of a MSc, MSc(Research), MPhil or PhD qualification in Earth Sciences. The value of the scholarship will vary.
Closing date: 31 Jan 2020
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.
Closing date: 29 Nov 2019
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 $2,000.
Closing date: 15 May 2020
For students who will be enrolled or enrolling full in an MSc(Research) or MSc at the University of Waikato in the field of freshwater ecology in New Zealand. The scholarship has a value of up to $10,000 for a tenure of one year.
Closing date: 31 Oct 2020
For students who are enrolled or are intending to enrol, part- or full-time in a masters or doctoral degree in Earth Sciences, and are not already receiving other funding or substantial financial assistance under a research contract.
Closing date: This scholarship is now closed and will not be offered for 2020
For full and part-time students, who are enrolled in or are intending to enroll in the first year of a Masters degree in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science in 2020. The scholarship will have a value of up to $1,500.
Closing date: 15 Nov 2019
Expressions of Interest are sought from students who are intending to enrol full-time in a 120-point masters thesis or a PhD and have a particular interest in one of the specific research areas outlined.