University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship

University of Waikato
Bachelors/Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: Any time (Annual)
Study in: New Zealand
Course starts AY 2021-2022

Brief description:

The University of Waikato is offering the International Excellence Scholarship support talented international students from eligible countries who are enrolling for the first time into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Waikato. The Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who demonstrate excellent academic achievement, and strong potential to become global ambassadors for the University of Waikato.

Host Institution(s):

University of Waikato

Level/Field(s) of study:

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught degrees and postgraduate research degrees, in any subject

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Applicants must be citizens of the following countries and classified as overseas students: USA, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Germany, UK, France, Norway, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Jordan, Iran, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Mauritius.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The Scholarship will have a value up to NZD 10,000 and will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition fees for their chosen programme/s of study either at the time of offer or once their enrolment is completed. The amount offered will be based on criteria such as, but not limited to, total available funding, grades, financial need, number of credits enrolled, number of applicants, period of enrolment.


To be eligible, applicants must:

a) be a citizen of, or currently studying in, one of the countries listed above;

b) not currently be enrolled at the University of Waikato (including the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies, the International Diploma of Business or Science or any other pre-degree pathway programme);

c) not have paid fees at the time of application;d) be applying to enrol in an undergraduate or postgraduate programme, as a new student to the University of Waikato;

e) not be classified as a domestic student (see clause 7.3.d);

f) have met the University of Waikato’s English language requirements for admission, or have an offer for the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English at the University of Waikato, prior to beginning any studies through UOW;

g) have received a conditional or unconditional offer of place from the University of Waikato;

h) in the year of tenure, be commencing a full-time programme/s of study with a total duration of at least 12 months at the University of Waikato;

i) be residing in New Zealand for the tenure of the scholarship and may only study a maximum of 50% of their course online (if this option is available);

j) not be coming to the University of Waikato via a sponsoring body;

k) not be coming to the University of Waikato on a Guaranteed Credit Arrangement,or through a study abroad or student exchange agreement;

l) have a minimum GPA-equivalency of B+

Application instructions:

Applications for 2021 can be submitted at any time but applicants must be overseas at the time of submitting their application for the scholarship, and must submit their scholarship application prior to lodging a visa application to travel to New Zealand. They need to furnish a personal statement that answers the following questions:

• 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?

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

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