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Vice Chancellor’s International Excellence Scholarship


The Vice-Chancellor’s International Excellence Scholarship (prior to 2023 named the University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship) was established in 2015 to promote educational opportunities, foster internationalization, and support talented international applicants who are enrolling as new students into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Waikato.


  • The Scholarships are tuition fee credits and have a value of up to NZD$15,000 for undergraduate students and up to NZD$15,000 for postgraduate students, and are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement.

  • Successful applicants will be called upon to become global ambassadors for the University of Waikato.


The applicants must:

  • be applying to enroll full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate programme1, as a new international student at the University of Waikato.

  • have received a conditional or unconditional offer of place from the University of Waikato (including a pathway offer for a degree packaged with the Certificate of Attainment in the English Language; the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies; Certificate of University Preparation International Diploma (Business); International Diploma (Computer Science) or Diploma of Postgraduate Preparation (Pre-Masters)) at the University of Waikato);

  • have a minimum GPA-equivalency of B+ in the qualification used to gain entrance to the University of Waikato.

  • not currently enrolled at the University of Waikato in any undergraduate or postgraduate programs not have paid fees at the time of application.

  • not be coming to the University of Waikato via a sponsoring body

  • not be coming to the University of Waikato on a Guaranteed Credit arrangement, or through a study abroad or student exchange agreement.

Deadline: No Closing Date.

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