Established in 2019, the High Achievement Bursary for International Students aims to encourage
talented international students to continue their study at the University of Waikato. The Bursary is
valued up to NZ$5000 and will be deducted from the full international student fees for the second
year of undergraduate study.
The Bursary is open to all international students, enrolling in a full-time undergraduate programme,
who studied at the University of Waikato in the preceding 12 months. There is no application
process; students who achieve a B+ grade average over their first 120-points will be automatically
eligible for the High Achievement Bursary for their next 120-points.
No application is required.
The Bursary will be applied to tuition fees only and is not transferable.
- The Bursary will be known as the “High Achievement Bursary for International Students”
- The value of the Bursary will be up to $5,000 and will be applied directly to the recipient’s
tuition fees after the semester withdrawal date. The amount offered for this Bursary is at the
discretion of the Selection Committee and will be based on criteria such as, but not limited
to, total available funding, grades, financial need, number of credits enrolled, number of
applicants, period of enrolment.
- The Bursary will be applied to the second year of full-time (120-points) international tuition
fees of the undergraduate degree.
- The Bursary will be awarded to all international students, enrolling full-time in an
undergraduate programme, who achieved at least a B+ grade average over their first 120-
points of study at the University of Waikato.
- The Scholarships Committee has the power to amend or vary these regulations provided that
there is no departure from the main purpose of the Bursary.
- The Scholarships Committee may terminate this Bursary at any time, and recoup any funds
disbursed, if the holder withdraws from the University of Waikato, brings the Bursary or the
University into disrepute1
, or is otherwise not complying with the conditions governing the
Bursary and/or the regulations of the University of Waikato.
- The holder will have the right to appeal against any decision to terminate a Bursary by writing
to email@example.com who will forward the appeal to the Scholarships Executive.
- The Bursary cannot be held in conjunction with any other University of Waikato funded tuition
or accommodation fees scholarship, award, or bursary or , nor can it be held in conjunction with
any Education New Zealand scholarships.
- Students who are required to undertake a Waikato Pathways College programme prior to
entering an undergraduate degree will be eligible to be considered for the Bursary, after they
have completed 120-points towards an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato.
- Eligible candidates will have their results assessed automatically at the end of their first year of
undergraduate degree study.
- The Bursary must be taken up in the two semesters immediately following the period of
determination of eligibility.
- A student who withdraws from the University may (under the provisions of the Fees
Regulations) apply for a refund of enrolment fees paid that were not covered by the Bursary.
The Bursary, however, is not refundable to the student under any circumstances.
- Candidates must remain enrolled full-time for the whole year of tenure (that is, the second year
of enrolment in the undergraduate degree).
- Should the student withdraw from any papers, without adding sufficient papers to maintain an
overall enrolment in 120-points, the Bursary must be repaid in full.
- In accepting the Bursary, the student will be deemed to have read, understood, and accepted
the conditions of this Bursary, and the Scholarships Policy.
- To be eligible, candidates must not be coming to the University of Waikato via a sponsoring
body2 and not be coming to the University of Waikato on a Guaranteed Credit Arrangement3 or
through a study abroad or student exchange agreement.
- Recipients of the Bursary agree to participate, if required, in any promotional activity and events
organised by the University of Waikato during the tenure of the Bursary