International Excellence Scholarship at University of Waikato

International Excellence Scholarship at University of Waikato

International Excellence Scholarship at University of Waikato

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

The University of Waikato is a public research university in Hamilton, New Zealand established in 1964. A supplementary campus is situated in Tauranga. The university offers a strong, research-led global contribution in the disciplines of education, social sciences, and management and is an innovator in environmental science, marine and freshwater ecology, engineering, and computer science. It offers degrees in Health, Engineering, computer science, management, Māori and Indigenous Studies, the Arts, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Education,

In the mid-1950s, regional and national leaders recognized the need for a new university and advised the then University of New Zealand (UNZ) and the Government to establish one in Hamilton. Their campaign accorded with a shortage of school teachers, and after years of lobbying, then Minister of Education Philip Skoglund agreed to open a teachers’ college in the region. In 19

60, the newly established Hamilton Teachers’ College, joined by a fledgling university (originally a branch of the University of Auckland), launched a joint campus at Ruakura.

The University of Waikato functions from two campuses, Hamilton, and Tauranga. Undergraduate degrees are also obtainable through a joint institute on a satellite campus at Zhejiang University City College in Hangzhou.

Hamilton Campus

The core Hamilton campus is spread over 64 hectares of landscaped gardens and lakes and contains general sporting and recreational areas. Formerly farmland, the campus was calculated by architect John Blake-Kelly in 1964. The open space landscaping contains extensive native plantings, with a fernery, centered around three lakes.

Tauranga Campus

The University of Waikato was formerly a common campus with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Tauranga at Windmere in the central city. In March 2019, the University opened a stand-alone campus in the central city.

In the latest 2021 QS rankings, The University of Waikato is graded at 373 out of the world’s top 1,000 universities. Moreover, the university has been graded between 501-600 for the Times Higher (THE) World University Rankings and between 101-200 for THE Impact Rankings.

In 1964, the two institutions stimulated to their new home, and the following year the University of Waikato was formally launched by then Governor-General Sir Bernard Fergusson.

At that time, the university included a School of Humanities and a School of Social Sciences. In 1969 a School of Science was reputable. This was followed by the creation of the Waikato Management School in 1972, Computer Science and Computing Services in 1973, and the School of Law in 1990.

In 1990 the Hamilton Teacher’s college fused with the University of Waikato.

From the start, it was envisioned that Māori studies should be a key feature of the new university, and the Centre for Māori Studies and Research was recognized in the School of Social Sciences in 1972. A distinct School of Māori and Pacific Development was officially recognized in 1996 and in 2016, became Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao, Faculty of Māori and Original Studies. In 1999, the original Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences were fused to form the School of Arts and Social Sciences.


The successful applicants of the International Excellence Scholarship 2022 will acquire up to NZ$20,000 towards the tuition fees.

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Eligibility for the International Excellence Scholarship

  • Open to International students.
  • Must have applied to undergraduate or master’s program at the University.
  • Not registered at the University.
  • Obtained dependent or formal offer letter.
  • Must be a self-funded student.

How to Apply for the International Excellence Scholarship

Are you interested and qualified? Go to the link below to apply.

The application deadline for this scholarship is not specific but the application is ongoing.


Official Scholarship Website

Disclaimer: This is NOT the official scholarship page. This is only a one-page summarized listing of the scholarship. While we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct.

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