Excellence Scholarship at University of Waikato

The International Excellence Scholarship at University of Waikato is now open for application to outstanding and suitably qualified international students who wish to study a degree program at the institution for the 2020/2021 academic year.

This Scholarship is focused on providing support to talented international students who are applying for the first time into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Waikato. The Scholarships have a value of up to NZD$10,000 and will be granted to successful applicants who showcase outstanding academic achievement.

Brief Description

Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Waikato, New Zealand

Scholarship Location: University of Waikato, New Zealand

Type of Scholarship:  Tuition award

Scholarship level: Undergraduate & Postgraduate

Worth of Scholarship: NZD$10,000

Subject Eligibility: Courses offered at the University

Country/Candidate Eligibility: International students

Related: Vice-Chancellor’s funding for International Students at University of Otago, New Zealand

Eligibility and Criteria for selection

Interested applicants who wish to be considered eligible for the International Excellence Scholarship At University of Waikato must possess the following criteria;

Eligible Countries: 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.

  • The award is available for Masters Courses in the University.
  • Candidates must have obtained a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Applicants must have an offer for a full-time Undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato.
  • Interested applicants must have a minimum GPA-equivalency of B+.
  • Applicants must be intending to enrol at the University of Waikato (UoW) for the first time in either an undergraduate or postgraduate program.
  • Those who are coming to the University of Waikato through a sponsoring body are considered ineligible.
  • English Language Requirement: Applicants are mandated to tender proof of meeting the University of Waikato’s minimum English language proficiency requirements.

How to apply for the International Excellence Scholarship At University of Waikato

Eligible applicants should click on the Application Process for the appropriate guide on how to apply for the scholarship.

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 before applying for a visa to travel to New Zealand. Applicants are required to write 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? 

Application deadline

Applications for 2020 can be submitted at any time.


For further enquires, visit the official site.


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