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University of Waikato Excellence funding for Asian Students in New Zealand, 2014-2015

The University of Waikato is offering Excellence funding for Asian students. The studentships are available for pursuing foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programmes degree level. Applicant must be a citizen of China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan or Thailand. Scholarships of NZ$5,000 will be awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence.

Study Subject(s): The studentships are provided to learn any of the courses at the University of Waikato.
Course Level: 
The studentships are available for pursuing foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate degree level at The University of Waikato.
Programme Provider:
The University of Waikato
Award can be taken at:
New Zealand

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidates must:
-be a citizen of China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan or Thailand;
-not be classified as a domestic student;
-be enrolling for the first time at the University of Waikato into Foundation Studies, an undergraduate or postgraduate programme;
-be in receipt of a Conditional or Formal Offer of Place from the University of Waikato;
-have met the English language requirements for admission prior to beginning studies;
-be commencing full time study in November 2014, February 2015, July 2015 or November 2015;
-have achieved academic excellence in the qualification submitted to the University of Waikato for admission assessment;
-not be coming to the University of Waikato via a sponsoring body;
-not be coming to the University of Waikato on a Guaranteed Credit Arrangement.                             

Open for International Students: The students of (China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan or Thailand) can apply for this application .

Description: The University of Waikato Excellence funding for Asia has been established to promote educational opportunities and support talented international students from Asia who are enrolling into foundation, undergraduate, or postgraduate programmes for the first time at the University in 2014 or 2015. Scholarships of NZ$5,000 will be awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence. The highest achieving applicant from each country will be awarded an Exceptional Merit Award which increases the value of the scholarship to NZ$10,000.

Number of award(s): One award will be made annually to the most academically excellent student in each participating
country where there are applicants of sufficient merit.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Scholarships of NZ$5,000 will be awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence. The highest achieving applicant from each country will be awarded an Exceptional Merit Award which increases the value of the scholarship to NZ$104,780,000.

Selection criteria: Successful applicants will receive a scholarship offer which is valid for 4 weeks. Students must confirm their acceptance of the scholarship by the date requested in the offer letter or the scholarship will be reallocated to another student. Upon confirmation the awardee will receive an official scholarship letter to include with their Immigration New Zealand visa application.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted along with an Application to Enrol (ATE) to the University of Waikato and must include a grading scale of your qualifications (this can normally be found on the reverse side of your academic transcripts).

Application Deadline: Applications for the opportunity must be received by the University of Waikato Scholarships Office on the prescribed online form by 22 September (for study commencing November 2014) or 13 October 2014 (for study commencing from February 2015) or 17th April 2015 (for study commencing from July 2015).

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application