The University of Waikato offers research masters scholarship for New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students to study in New Zealand.
The University of Waikato, informally Waikato University, is a comprehensive university in Hamilton, New Zealand, with a satellite campus located in Tauranga.
Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide satisfactory evidence of English language proficiency, generally in the form of an IELTS or TOEFL score.
Scholarship is available for pursuing Postgraduate (Research) program in  any of the subjects offered by the university.
Worth of Award

  • The Scholarship will have a value of $12,000 for 90 point theses and $15,000 for 120 point theses or more.
  • $4,500 is applied directly to the tuition fees for the research component of the master’s degree.

The remainder of the Scholarship will be paid in three installments.

  • The first installment will be paid two weeks after enrollment in the thesis OR as soon as arrangements can be made after the awarding of the Scholarship should the recipient have already completed more than two weeks of study.
  • The second installment will be paid after four months of study.
  • The final installment will be paid after eight months of study.
  • Should a student hold another fees scholarship for their master’s thesis, the University of Waikato Research Masters Scholarship will pay the balance of any fees (up to $4,500); however, the student will forgo any unused balance of this Scholarship’s fees component.

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

  • Applicants are expected to have applied to enroll or be planning to enroll, full-time in a thesis of 90-points or more1 as part of their first master’s degree at the University of Waikato.
  • Applicants must commence their thesis within six months of the application closing date.
  • The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students.
  • International students must have completed at least 120 points at any New Zealand University.
  • The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
Deadline: The closing date for applications is 31 October (for Round 1) and 30 April (for Round 2) annually.
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