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.
Undergraduate and postgraduate taught degrees and postgraduate research degrees, in any subject
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.
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 applicants must be intending to enrol at the University of Waikato (UoW) for the first time in either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, in any subject, and must have received a conditional or unconditional Offer of Place from UoW. Applicants must have a minimum GPA-equivalency of B+.
Applicants must be citizens of the following countries and classified as overseas students (see above).
They must 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), and must not have paid fees at the time of application. They must have met the University of Waikato’s English language requirements, or have an offer for the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English at the University of Waikato. They should have received a conditional or unconditional offer of place for a full-time degree programme that has a total duration of at least 12 months. They have to 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).
Those who are coming to the University of Waikato via a sponsoring body are ineligible, as are those coming to the University of Waikato on a Guaranteed Credit Arrangement, or through a study abroad or student exchange agreement.
Applications for 2020 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 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.