The University of Waikato is pleased to offer research masters scholarship to study in New Zealand. The scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students.
About 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.
Scholarship is awarded any of the subjects offered by the university.
- The first instalment will be paid two weeks after the recipient commences their thesis enrolment OR as soon as arrangements can be made after the awarding of the Scholarship should the recipient have already been enrolled in their thesis for more than two weeks.
- The second instalment will be paid after four months of enrolment in the thesis.
- The final instalment will be paid after eight months of enrolment in the thesis. Recipients of a Tier 3 Scholarship shall have the domestic tuition fees of their thesis paper only covered for by the Scholarship. The fees credit will be actioned at the time of the recipient’s enrolment in their thesis paper3. 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 $5,500); however, the student will forgo any unused balance of this Scholarship’s fees component.
The Scholarship will have a value of:
1. Tier 1 – $15,000 for 120-point theses (or more); or
2. Tier 2 – $12,000 for 90-point theses; or
3. Tier 3 – Domestic tuition fees of the thesis paper only.
4. Recipients of a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Scholarship shall receive it as follows:
5. $5,500 will be applied directly to the tuition fees of the master’s thesis paper.
6. The remainder of the Scholarship will then be paid directly into the recipient’s bank account in three equal instalments:
- Applicants must be enrolled, or intending to enrol, full-time1 in a 500-level thesis of 90- points or more2 as part of their first master’s degree at the University of Waikato.
- Successful applicants must commence their thesis enrolment within six months of the closing date of the round in which they applied.
- International students must have completed at least 120 points of study at a New Zealand university in order to be eligible for this Scholarship
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. Scores can vary according to the qualification sought. If English is not first language applicant must provide one of the following as evidence of English language proficiency:
- IELTS: Some qualifications require an overall band 6.5 and a Writing band 6.0. and some require 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in each band (7.0 overall for Graduate Diploma in Teaching with no less than 7.0 in each band. 7.0 for the Bachelor of Teaching with no less than 7.0 in each band. 7.5 for the Master of Teaching and Learning). The English language proficiency requirements for admission to particular qualifications are at the discretion of the Dean concerned.
TOEFL (internet based): 90 with a writing score of 22 (100 for Graduate Law)
- TOEFL (paper-based): 577 overall including a TWE of 5.0 (100 overall and TWE of 5.5 for Graduate Law)
TOEFL (computer-based): 233 including a TWE of 5.0 (5.5 for Graduate Law)
1. The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students.
2. Entrance Requirements: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
The mode of application is online. Applicants are required to prepare the following documents prior to commencing this application:
1. A Personal Statement on the template provided (maximum two A4 pages)
2. One academic reference
3. If applicable, verified copies of academic transcripts from any other tertiary institutions you have attended
4. Please ensure that all questions are answered and that all of the required documents accompany this application form. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
If your circumstances change after the submission of this application, e.g. you apply for or receive another scholarship, please inform the Scholarships Team immediately.