Scholarship Description: The University of Waikato is offering Foundation Studies Scholarship on the basis of academic merit and future potential to become global ambassadors for the University.
About University: The University of Waikato Foundation Studies Scholarship was established to promote educational opportunities and support talented international students who are enrolling for the first time into the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies (CAFS) or the Certificate of University Preparation (CUP) at the University of Waikato. The University of Waikato, informally Waikato University, is a comprehensive university in Hamilton, New Zealand, with a satellite campus located in Tauranga.
Degree Level: Scholarship is available to pursue undergraduate programme.
Available Subject: Scholarship is awarded to students who are enrolling for the first time into the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies (CAFS) or the Certificate of University Preparation (CUP) at the University of Waikato.
Scholarship Benefits: The value of the scholarship will be up to $5,000 (NZD). The Scholarship will have a value up to NZD$5,000 for the Standard Foundation Programme and up to NZD$2,500 for the Accelerated Foundation or Certificate of University Preparation programmes. The Scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition fees: a) Students taking the Standard Foundation Programme commencing in Semester A, will receive their tuition fees credit for Semester A and B paid on enrolment. Students taking the Accelerated Foundation programme or the Certificate of University Preparation will receive their tuition fees credit in Semester A only, paid on enrolment; b) Students commencing in Semester B or C will have half the amount of the Scholarship credited to their tuition fees, once enrolled in either semester. The remainder of the Scholarship will be paid in the following year, once enrolment in Semester A is confirmed.
Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
Entrance Requirements: To be eligible, applicants must:
a) Be an international student,
b) Not yet be enrolled at the University of Waikato at the time of application,
c) Be applying to enrol for the first time into the University of Waikato Foundation Studies programme,
d) Not be classified as a domestic student (see clause 7.2.e),
e) Have received a conditional offer of a place for the foundation programme and a conditional offer for an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato,
f) Be residing in New Zealand for the tenure of the scholarship,
g) Not be coming to the University of Waikato via a sponsoring body1, and h) not be coming to the University of Waikato on a Guaranteed Credit Arrangement2 or through a study abroad or student exchange agreement.
Application Procedure: Applicants must upload the following as part of their online application:
- a) Their Offer of Place from the University of Waikato; and,
- b) A personal statement (maximum 200 words) that sets out the following (on the template provided):
- What are your career goals/aspirations?
- How will an international education experience help you to achieve these goals?
Deadline: November 15, 2017 (for A Semester 2018), March 15, 2018 (for B Semester 2018) or August 15, 2018 (for C Semester 2018).