University of Waikato Scholarship 2024

University of Waikato Vice Chancellor’s International Excellence Scholarship 2024

The University welcomes applications for the Vice Chancellor’s International Excellence Scholarship from international student who are new to studying at the University of Waikato, and who will be coming to study here for face-to-face study in 2024.

Students who study online with the University are not eligible to apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s International Excellence Scholarship.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Waikato.


The Scholarships have a value of up to NZD$15,000. They will award to successful applicants who demonstrate excellent academic achievement.

Scholarship Courses

  • Arts
  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Sciences
  • social sciences


This Scholarship intends to support talented international student. International students who are enrolling for the first time into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Waikato. 

Selection Process


  • The university will offer the scholarship on the basis of academic merit and future potential to become global ambassadors for the University of Waikato.
  • They will short-list the applications by the University’s International Regional Managers and forward them to the Selection Panel.
  • The Selection Panel will comprise the Chair of the Scholarships Committee and the Director – International (or their nominees) and will regularly meet to assess applications.
  • The Selection Panel’s decisions are final and will not enter any correspondence following the selection meeting.

Method of Application

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  • The University of Waikato Scholarships Office must receive applications for the Scholarship on the prescribed online form.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time before the start of the programme in which the applicant is holding an offer. However, it is strongly recommended that applications be submitted at least six weeks prior to the start of the applicant’s foundation or degree programme.
  • You must submit your applications along with the following:
    • an Application to Enrol (ATE) to the University of Waikato and must include a grading scale of your qualifications ( normally you can find this on the reverse side of your academic transcripts), OR a Conditional or Formal Offer of Place from the University of Waikato; and,
    • a personal statement (maximum 200 words) that sets out the following:
      • 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?
  1. Read the guidelines: Please ensure you read the regulations before you commence the application process.
  2. If you are new, complete an application to enrol: You will need to do this BEFORE you can have access to apply for Scholarships and Awards.

Application to enroll

  1. Apply using MyWaikato: Once you have an account, log into MyWaikato and click on the ‘Scholarships’ tab to see the list of available scholarships Apply now

Note: For current students or students who already have a University of Waikato account, you will be redirected to the MyWaikato screen. Log in to MyWaikato, select the ‘Scholarships’ tab and choose the scholarship you wish to apply for from the list at the bottom of the page

For More Information,

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Application Deadline: December 31, 2025

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