2015 Postgraduate Scholarships at University of Waikato in New Zealand

2015 Postgraduate Scholarships

2015 Postgraduate Scholarships, University of Waikato is inviting applications for Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship for 2016. Scholarship is open to both New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and international students. The Scholarship will cover the costs of domestic tuition fees and associated charges. The University determines the maximum number of scholarships available annually. The last date of submission of application is 18 September 2015.

Participating Institute: University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded for studying any of the courses offered by the University of Waikato.
Degree Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate or completely taught postgraduate level studies at University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Eligibility: The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is open to both New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and international students

  1. To be eligible for consideration for the award of the Scholarship, applicants must demonstrate:
  2. academic achievement, as defined under section 4 below, and
  3. significant achievement to date and potential to further excel in either
  4. a sporting code, or
  5. a performing or creative art, and
  6. leadership qualities.
  7. Consideration of applications will also be subject to an assessment of:
  8. the alignment of the sport or performing or creative art concerned2 to the University’s Vision and to the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme’s Purpose, and
  9. the University’s capability, in conjunction with relevant local agencies, to provide access to facilities and developmental support appropriate to the sport or performing or creative art.
  10. When selecting recipients, the Panel may take into account the applicant’s willingness and ability to fully participate in, and contribute to, the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme.

Eligible Nationalities: New Zealand and international students can apply for these Sir Edmund Hillary scholarships.


Selection criteria: The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships Selection Panel will be chaired by the Head of Student and Academic Services and up to six other members will be appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in consultation with the Head of Student and Academic Services and the Chair of the Scholarships Committee.

  1. The Selection Panel:
  2. considers the applications and may contact referees on a confidential basis for further relevant information,
  3. may consult with representatives of relevant sporting or creative agencies to assess the standing of any achievements listed in the applicant’s portfolio,
  4. may, at its discretion, require the applicant to undertake an interview or audition,
  5. determines the awards and reports its decisions to the Scholarships Committee, and
  6. reserves the right to award fewer scholarships than the maximum available in any year.
  7. The Selection Panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into following the Selection Panel meeting.
  8. In exceptional circumstances, the Selection Panel may award a conditional Scholarship when an applicant has not fully met the requirements of the regulations. It is expected that this would be a temporary situation.

Application Procedure: Applicants must include with their application:

  • a curriculum vitae (including a one-page summary of relevant achievements & awards)
  • a (maximum two-page) personal statement that briefly presents the following: – best performance to date and why – future aspirations for creative or sporting endeavours – leadership & community involvement
  • a reference from an agency relevant to the sporting code, performing art or creative art concerned, attesting to the applicant’s abilities in that sport or art, potential to further excel, and leadership qualities
  • a second reference as follows:
  • applicants currently enrolled in secondary school must attach a completed Principal’s assessment form
  • all other applicants must attach a reference attesting to the applicant’s leadership qualities, and ability to maintain academic standards while pursuing his or her creative or sporting endeavours.
  • where relevant, copies of creative works or recordings of performances (creative / performing arts applicants only). Please note that all dance, screen and media, graphic design, music and theatre studies students are required to submit a USB, DVD or CD containing recordings of performances / examples of work. Other arts applicants may choose to do so if they feel such material would be helpful to the Selection Panel.
  • an up-to-date copy of their NZQA Record of Achievement or Academic Transcript.

Deadline: The last date of submission of application is 18 September 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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