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.

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.

  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue undergraduate programme.
  • Study 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.
  • Applications deadline: November 15, 2017 (for A Semester 2018), March 15, 2018 (for B Semester 2018) or August 15, 2018 (for C Semester 2018).
  • Scholarship Award: 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.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the New Zealand

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: 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.

English Language Requirements: 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).

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applicants must upload the following as part of their online application:

  1. a) Their Offer of Place from the University of Waikato; and,
  2. 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?

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