2022/2023 University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship in New Zealand

Value: Up to NZD$20,000 towards tuition fees

Study Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught)

Subject Area: Any

Closing Date: Applications for 2022 and 2023 can be submitted at any time

The University welcomes applications for the University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship from international students who are new to studying at Waikato, and who are currently in New Zealand or will be coming to study here for face-to-face study in 2022 and 2023.

Students who study online with the University are not eligible to apply for the International Excellence Scholarship, with the exception of students who choose to study at the Waikato China Learning Centre (CLC) at Hainan University.

All new international students (excluding CLC students) who wish to commence their studies online in 2022 will instead be automatically awarded a 20% discount on their tuition fees and will receive a travel grant once the borders have reopened and they transfer to New Zealand for face-to-face studies.

The New Zealand border will fully reopen from 1 August 2022 and student visa application processing will commence from this time.  Unfortunately, this will not be in time for you to enrol with us face-to-face for our July 2022 intake.  Students who are enrolled at Waikato online in B Trimester 2022 will be able to apply for a student visa and join us on campus once their visa is granted.

There will be a limited number of qualifications that will commence on campus in November 2022, or you can commence on campus in all of our available programmes from March 2023.

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


This Scholarship is intended to support talented international students who are enrolling for the first time into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Waikato. The Scholarships have a value of up to NZD$20,000, and will be awarded to successful applicants who demonstrate excellent academic achievement.

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