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Ian McLaren Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship for International Students in New Zealand, 2018

The University of Waikato is offering Ian McLaren Memorial Scholarship to supports students undertaking an undergraduate programme in Education at the University for the academic year 2018.

The University of Waikato, informally Waikato University, is a comprehensive university in Hamilton, New Zealand, with a satellite campus located in Tauranga.

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.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue undergraduate degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of education.
  • Scholarship Award: The Scholarship has a value of up $3,000 and will be paid as a lump sum.
  • Nationality: The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for consideration for this Scholarship, applicants must:

1.1.1. Be enrolled full-time (a full academic year comprises of 120 points), in the second or consecutive year of an undergraduate programme, in the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato in the year of tenure;

1.1.2. Achieved a minimum GPA average of B+; and

1.1.3. Have not previously received the Scholarship.

1.2. The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students.

1.2.1. International students must have completed at least 120 points at any New Zealand University.

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).

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Along with completing the online application form, each applicant must submit:

a) A one-page statement using the subheadings below:

(i) Future career aspirations

(ii) An outline of their interest in education and its relationship to society

(iii) Community involvement and extracurricular activities

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