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PhD scholarships

For details of all scholarships, please visit the University's Scholarships Finder.

Acorn Foundation Eva Trowbridge Scholarship

Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

For students who are 25 years or older who reside in the areas administered by Tauranga City Council or Western Bay of Plenty District Council and are currently studying at the University of Waikato Tauranga Campus. The scholarship will have a value of $3,000.

D.V. Bryant Trust University of Waikato Residential Tutorship

Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

For students who will be enrolling full-time (minimum 120 pts) in an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Waikato. The recipient is required to live in a University Hall of Residence and provide tutorial assistance to residents. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $3,500.

Dr Zena Daysh Fellowship in Sustainable Development

Closing date: 15 Jul 2017

For students enrolling or intending to enrol in a PhD at the University of Waikato with a research interest in a field relevant to sustainable development. Candidates may come from a range of academic disciplines, provided their research aligns with Dr Zena Daysh's mission to promote an holistic, integrative, and sustainable approach to development.

Flower Doctoral Fellowship in Agribusiness

Closing date: 31 Oct 2015

For a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident enrolling in a PhD in Agribusiness. Research topics will normally have links to Agribusiness and/or stipulated research areas. A minimum GPA of A- is expected. This Fellowship, made possible by the personal generosity of Bill and Joan Flower, has a value of $30,000 pa for up to three years.

Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

For full-time students who are in their final year completing a Doctorate, a Masters degree with thesis or Postgraduate Diploma at any New Zealand University. The scholarship will have a value of $10,000.

Gemini Trust Disability Scholarship

Closing date: 14 Jul 2017

For students who have completed a minimum of 30 points of study at the University of Waikato and are enrolled part-or full-time at the University of Waikato in the year of tenure. The scholarship will have a value of up to $10,000.

Generation Study Abroad Excellence & Travel Awards

Closing date: 01 Dec 2017

Education New Zealand and New Zealand tertiary institutions are supporting Generation Study Abroad students with excellence and travel awards. There are two different scholarships available to US Citizens for study in NZ; the Education NZ Study Abroad Travel Awards and the Generation Study Abroad NZ Universities Excellence Awards. Please view the ENZ website for further details.

HOPE-SELWYN Scholarship in Ageing Research

Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

For domestic students who are enrolled or intending to enrol full- or part-time in a Masters or Doctoral thesis at the University of Waikato in a topic related to ageing. Applications will be accepted from a wide range of disciplines in line with the HOPE Foundation's philosophy of encouraging eclectic research into ageing.

Michael Baldwin Memorial Scholarship

Closing date: 15 Aug 2016

For citizens of any South Pacific Nation (excluding New Zealanders’ and Australians), who can demonstrate a need for financial support in order to undertake study. Candidates must be enrolled or intending to enrol in an approved full-time study. The scholarship is valued up to $10,000.

New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA)

Closing date: 15 Nov 2017

The NZEA gives 35 Indian students the opportunity to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate study in New Zealand in the fields of business, fashion and STEM related programmes (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Each scholarship has a value of up to $10,000 (NZD) towards the first year tuition fees.

NZ Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship

Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

For New Zealand citizens and permanent residents enrolling at master’s or doctoral level at the University of Waikato. Candidates will undertake research with a focus on the the agricultural sector. This Scholarship has a value of up to $22,000.

Project Ignite Scholarship Programme

Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

To be eligible for consideration for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled at the University of Waikato or Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology at the time of application or have recently graduated from either of these institutions. The scholarship will have a value of $5,000.

Rewi Alley Scholarship in Chinese Studies

Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

For domestic students enrolled at any New Zealand university or other approved institution who are undertaking study on any aspect of life in China. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $1,000.

Sir Edmund Hillary Medal

Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

For current Sir Edmund Hillary Scholars who are completing their qualification in 2017 and who demonstrate a very high level of performance in either a sport or creative/performing art, outstanding academic achievement, and exceptional leadership.

Sir Robert Jones Scholarship

Closing date: 15 Aug 2016

For young women from refugee background to help them complete a university degree or tertiary qualification. Tuition fees will be paid in full through to degree attainment, subject to satisfactory examination results. Accommodation may be covered for the first two years of study if the successful applicant attends a tertiary institution outside of their home town.

Sparling Doctoral Completion Scholarship in Environmental Studies

Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

For students enrolled in a PhD in the area of environmental studies, natural sciences, but not marine or volcanic studies, in any faculty of relevance at the University of Waikato. Applicants must have completed at least three years of their thesis and be submitting their soft-bound thesis for examination within four years.

Start-up Waikato Scholarship Programme

Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

For students who are enrolled at the University of Waikato at the time of application or have recently graduated from the University of Waikato. The programme provides a unique, hands-on experience for the participants tailored to progress their ideas through to start-up ventures under the guidance of an expert start-up coach.

Step Higher Award

Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

For current Sir Edmund Hillary Scholars only. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme by continually meeting the requirements of the three pillars of the Scholarship. In particular, applicants must demonstrate leadership excellence, defined as ‘engaging others to strive for shared goals that positively impact the community’.

TAPA (Tertiary Achievement in Pacific Ako) Awards

Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

For students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and are of Pacific Island descent to pursue tertiary studies at the University of Waikato for a full academic year.

Te Pūtea Tautoko

Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

For students of Māori ethnicity who are enrolled part- or full-time in the final year of an undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate degree and who have proven academic potential but who's financial circumstances are severely constrained, or for whom there are other special circumstances, which would make such an award a significant means of enhancing their academic success.

The Bill & Joan Flower Agribusiness Masters Scholarship

Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

For domestic students who are applying to enrol full-time in a thesis paper of 90 points or more as part of their first master's degree at the University of Waikato, with a major in Agribusiness. The Scholarship has a value of up to $5,500.

The NZ Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarships

Closing date: 29 Jul 2016

For students who are UK citizens who have at least an upper second class honours undergraduate degree (by the time they take up the scholarship) and have thoroughly researched the research programmes of the University of Waikato. Note: applicants with dual NZ/UK citizenship are ineligible to apply.

Trust Waikato Student Community Grants

Closing date: 15 Mar 2018

For students who are enrolled (full or part-time) in a course with a research component at 400-level or above at the University of Waikato. Research must involve at least one community or Not-For-Profit group. The value of the grants vary. Students can apply for a grant to cover research related costs.

University of Waikato Adams Centre High Performance Scholarship

Closing date: 06 Nov 2016

For students who have applied to enrol/are intending to enrol full-time in a thesis of 90-points or more as part of their first master's degree at the University of Waikato. Applicants must be intending to carry out applied sports science research at the Adams Centre (Bay of Plenty). The Scholarship has a value of $12,000 for 90pt theses and $15,000 for 120pt theses or more.

University of Waikato Alumni Scholarship

Closing date: 01 Feb 2018

For students who are Alumni of the University of Waikato and are 25 years or older and are intending to enroll full or part-time at the University of Waikato in A Semester 2018. The value of the award will be up to $3,500.

University of Waikato Chiefs Doctoral Scholarship

Closing date: 31 Dec 2015

For students who enrolling in a PhD at the University of Waikato, who will undertake research in prescribed fields dictated by the Chiefs and expert researchers from the University. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $22,000 pa, plus domestic tuition fees, for up to three years. .

University of Waikato Chiefs Super Rugby Scholarship

Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

For domestic students who will be contracted Chiefs rugby players in 2018 and who intend to enrol in either full-time or part-time study at the University of Waikato.

University of Waikato Doctoral Completions Scholarship

Closing date: 20 Nov 2017

For students nearing completion of their first PhD, DMA, EdD or SJD. Applicants must be submitting their soft bound thesis for examination between 1 December 2017 and 1 March 2018. The value of the scholarship will be up to $5,000.

University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship

Closing date: 01 Mar 2018

For students intending to enrol full-time in a PhD, DMA, EdD or SJD at the University of Waikato. Students will be asked to indicate whether they wish to be considered for a UoW Doctoral Scholarship on the Application to Enrol form. Applications will be considered in three rounds a year (1 March, 1 July and 1 November).

University of Waikato International Alumni Masters Scholarship - China

Closing date: No set closing date

Candidates must be an international alumnus of the University of Waikato, achieved a bachelors degree of a minimum of B- or equivalent and be domiciled in China at the time of application.

University of Waikato Research Masters Scholarship

Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

For students intending to enrol full-time in a thesis of 90 points or more as part of their first master's degree at the University of Waikato. International students must have completed at least 120 points of study at a New Zealand university in order to be eligible for this Scholarship.

Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust Dame Jocelyn Fish Award

Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

For female students who have been New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents for at least the last 5 years, and are enrolled full-time in the second year or above of a first degree, majoring in a non-traditional field for women (e.g. computer science, engineering, mathematics, The value of the award is $1,000 and is tenable for the course of the degree up to a maximum of three years.

Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust Masters Study Award

Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

For female students who are New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents for at least the last 5 years, who at the time of the application are enrolled fulltime in a masters thesis worth at least 90 points. The scholarship will have a value of $2,000.

Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust Merit Award for Doctoral Study

Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

For females who have been New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents for more than 5 years, and who have been accepted by the Postgraduate Studies Committee of the University of Waikato for confirmed enrolment fulltime for a doctoral degree. The scholarship has a value of $3,000 a year for up to 3 years.

Wilf and Ruth Malcolm Scholarship

Closing date: There is no closing date, and no application process.

Normally awarded every three years to a recipient of the University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship who has the highest GPA and/or is most meritorious. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $26,000 pa, plus full (domestic) fees, for up to three years, and a research cost allowance of $6,000.

WSU John Houstoun Memorial Scholarship

Closing date: 30 May 2017

For students who are enrolled part- or full-time in their 2nd or subsequent year and have completed at least 120pts of study at Waikato and can demonstrate outstanding academic diligence and contribution to the student, cultural and sporting life of the University. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $2,500.

WSU Sole Parent/Caregiver Award

Closing date: 30 May 2017

For students who are enrolled part- or full-time at the University of Waikato and are the sole primary caregiver in their family. Students must also have completed at least one year of study at the University of Waikato. The scholarship will have a value of up to $1,000.