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Science 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

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.

HRC Māori Health Research Opportunities

Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

The Māori Health Research Summer Studentships are designed to introduce research to students studying health-related courses, and for those who would like to be involved in a Māori health research project over the summer period. Summer studentships are worth $5,000.

HRC Pacific Health Research Opportunities

Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

All of our research investment streams are open to Pacific health research and researchers. We also have a number of career development awards available to specifically support the development and dissemination of Pacific health research.

Undergraduate

AECOM David A. Burns Award in Engineering Geology

Closing date: 01 Sep 2019

For students currently enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and undertaking EARTH313-19A - Engineering Geology in A semester 2019. Students must also be intending to enrol part- or full-time in a masters degree in Earth Sciences in the year following application.

Anne Shannon Scholarship

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.

AVOCO Tertiary Scholarship

Closing date: 19 Oct 2018

The AVOCO Teritary Scholarship is open to students entering their final year of study for a Bachelor degree (or similar) at a NZ University in 2019.

Brian Perry Charitable Trust Undergraduate Scholarship in Science & Engineering

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.

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.

Hamilton Zoo - University of Waikato Science & Engineering Scholarship

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.

HRC Māori Health Research Opportunities

Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

The Māori Health Research Summer Studentships are designed to introduce research to students studying health-related courses, and for those who would like to be involved in a Māori health research project over the summer period. Summer studentships are worth $5,000.

HRC Pacific Health Research Opportunities

Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

All of our research investment streams are open to Pacific health research and researchers. We also have a number of career development awards available to specifically support the development and dissemination of Pacific health research.

Kordia Women in Technology Scholarship

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.

SPE New Zealand Section Scholarship

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.

Torutek Software Engineering Scholarship

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).

University of Waikato HEBUST Scholarship

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.

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

Broad Memorial Fund

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.

Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial Scholarship

Closing date: 02 Aug 2018

The Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial PhD Scholarships are intended to provide full support to enable completion of a PhD at the University of Cambridge in pure or applied science. *This is an indicative amount, as the allowance is set annually by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust to cover annual living expenses while studying at the University of Cambridge.

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: 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.

Golden Plover Wetland Research Award

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.

Hilary Jolly Memorial Scholarship

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.

HRC Māori Health Research Opportunities

Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

The Māori Health Research Summer Studentships are designed to introduce research to students studying health-related courses, and for those who would like to be involved in a Māori health research project over the summer period. Summer studentships are worth $5,000.

HRC Pacific Health Research Opportunities

Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

All of our research investment streams are open to Pacific health research and researchers. We also have a number of career development awards available to specifically support the development and dissemination of Pacific health research.

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.

Terry Healy Memorial Award

Closing date: 31 Oct 2019

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.

Tess Embling Memorial Scholarship

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.

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science

Closing date: 01 Sep 2018

For students studying at masters level in the sciences. The Scholarship is applicable across a broad range of science disciplines including the physical, mathematical and computational, earth, environment, marine, social, health, biological, biomedical, human, and behavioural sciences. The Scholarship has a value of $10,000.

University of Waikato George Mason Charitable Trust Scholarship

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.

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.