$25,000 University of Waikato 2022 Doctoral Scholarship (New Zealand)

Written by David on July 22, 2022

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Auckland in Zealand

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    New Zealand
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    9000 - 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

      New Zealand 0800 WAIKATO International +64 7 838 4610  

Up to 75 University of Waikato PhD Scholarships will be given out annually by the University of Waikato to outstanding applicants who have submitted an application to the University of Waikato for admission to one of the university’s recognized doctoral programs. These scholarships are meant to foster and recognize great postgraduate research, and that is their primary objective.


About the Scholarship:

The University of Waikato is a public university in New Zealand that provides higher education and conducts research. It was established in 1964. A petition that was successful in 1956 led to the establishment of the institution as the Hamilton Teachers’ College; it was elevated to the rank of university in 1964. Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association of MBAs are some of the organizations with which this educational establishment is affiliated (AMBA).

The primary campus of the institution can be found in Hamilton and encompasses a total area of 158 acres of land. The campus is home to a variety of buildings, including administrative offices, classrooms, labs, libraries, resident halls, and recreational facilities. Additionally, it is the owner of a second campus located in Tauranga. The library complex of the university spans all three campuses and consists of those campuses’ respective libraries. These libraries provide support for studying, research, and teaching by containing nearly a million print volumes and around 275,000 electronic resources. A gymnasium, a medical center, sporting fields, a student center, a dairy, and swimming pools are among the additional facilities that can be found on each of the campuses.


There are four living halls on the Hamilton campus, and students have the choice of either preparing their own meals or receiving full board. On the other side, the university is responsible for the management of two different apartment complexes in Tauranga. These complexes are known as Mayfair Court Apartments and Durham Mews Apartments. These lodging units provide a variety of amenities for their guests, such as televisions, free Internet connectivity, recreation centers, game rooms, computer rooms, paid parking, and laundry facilities. Students and staff members alike can take advantage of the university’s shuttle service. Bicycles, cars, bikes, and public vehicles are some of the other types of transportation that are utilized on the campus.


The university is comprised of seven faculties, one school, and one college, all of which provide students with access to a wide variety of academic programs in the areas of the arts, social sciences, mathematics, education, health, business, language and mass communication, engineering, and management. It offers instruction in 135 different fields, including anthropology, psychology, applied linguistics, aquaculture, biotechnology, communication design, and data analytics, among many others. The university maintains academic partnerships with a wide variety of educational institutes and organizations located all over the world; these partnerships make it possible for students to participate in exchange programs that broaden their horizons and improve their education. Additionally, there are a lot of business partners associated with the university. At this time, the educational institution is home to approximately 12,642 students who are enrolled in a variety of undergraduate, PhD, and post-graduate degree programs. It is home to approximately 2,000 foreign students who hail from over 80 different nations all around the world.

There is a list of prominent graduates who graduated from the University of Waikato and have ne on to become renowned leaders and award-winners in their respective fields. An esteemed graduate of the institution is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, who is also an alumna of the university. Mark Wilson (Businessman), Wayne Smith (Former Rugby Player), Peter David Drummond (Physicist), Anjali Dayalji Thakker (Ice and Inline Hockey player), Mita Michael Ririnui (Politician), Helen Lowe (Novelist), Fiona Jackson (Filmmaker), Marama Mere-Ana Davidson (Politician), David Derek Sikua (Former Prime Minister of Solomon Islands), Nathan Cohen (New Zealand Rower), Barbara Stewart 


Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Waikato

Scholarship Country: New Zealand

Scholarship Worth: $25,000

Scholarship Type: Postgraduate

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

In addition to any domestic tuition costs and Student Services Levy that may be payable, up to $25,000 per year may be awarded.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • The Scholarship is available to students from all over the world, including those who are nationals or permanent residents of New Zealand.
  •  The Scholarship is available to candidates who are enrolled at the University of Waikato in a doctoral qualification such as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), Doctor of Education (EdD), or Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD).
  • Candidates will typically be looking to earn their first PhD qualification at this point in their academic careers.
  • Prospective students must, as a general rule, have the intention of attending the University of Waikato on a full-time basis.
  • Candidates who have socially compelling reasons for enrolling in part-time study (for example, illness, disability, parent or carer responsibilities) may apply to the Scholarships Executive for permission to be awarded the Scholarship. 2.4.1. Candidates who have socially compelling reasons for enrolling in part-time study (for example, illness, disability, parent or carer responsibilities) may apply. The applicant should send an e-mail to [email protected], offering an explanation of the request and appropriate evidence of the necessity to study part-time. These requests will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine how best to respond.
  • The value and duration of a recipient’s Scholarship will be adjusted on a pro rata basis during any period in which the recipient is enrolled in school on a part-time basis.
  • If a candidate wishes to work either full-time or a large amount of part-time while pursuing their doctoral studies at the University of Waikato, they will not be permitted to hold a University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship on a part-time basis (see Clause 9).
  • If a change in the recipient’s circumstances implies that they are no longer eligible to hold the Scholarship in line with Clause 2.4.1, then the recipient is required to switch to full-time enrollment in order to continue receiving the Scholarship.
  •  Candidates who are currently employed by the University of Waikato are ineligible for the Scholarship, with the exception of those cases in which authorization is given in line with Clause 2.5.1.
  • It is possible that employment as a sessional assistant or a similar position will be allowed, provided that the hours worked do not violate Clause 9 of the agreement.


or the academic year 2222-2023, new international and European students can apply for a competitive international scholarship at Nottingham Trent University. If they win, their tuition fees will be cut by 50% so they can continue their full-time undergraduate or postgraduate program at the university. The scholarship is meant to give a tuition fee discount to students who can show that they have done well in school and have the potential to make a difference in their communities and be an example to other students at Nottingham Trent University in the UK.



The University of Waikato 2022 Doctoral Scholarship (New Zealand)  is open to all International Students

Application Procedure

  • You will not be able to submit an application for a University of Washington Doctoral Scholarship outside of the application to enroll process. Because of this, clicking the “Apply Now” option on the Scholarships page will take you to the page where you can submit an application to enroll in the university. Prospective students will be able to indicate in their applications to enroll in a PhD, DMA, EdD, or SJD program at the University of Washington that they would also like to be considered for a UoW Doctoral Scholarship.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the University of Waikato 2022 Doctoral Scholarship (New Zealand) Is  September 30, 2022

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