Closing date: Applicants can apply anytime

Student type:International students

Level of study: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught), Postgraduate (Research)

Study area: Any

Scholarship value: Up to NZD$15,000 towards tuition fees



The Vice-Chancellor’s International Excellence Scholarship for China (prior to 2023 named the University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship) was established in 2015.This Scholarship is intended to support talented international students from China who are enrolling for the first time into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Waikato. The Scholarships have a value of up to NZD$15,000, and will be awarded to successful applicants who demonstrate excellent academic achievement.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  1. be a citizen or permanent resident of China;
  2. be applying to enrol full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate programme1, as a new international student to the University of Waikato;
  3. have received a conditional or unconditional offer of place from the University of Waikato (including a pathway offer for a degree packaged with the Certificate of Attainment in English Language; the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies; Certificate of University Preparation; International Diploma (Business); International Diploma (Computer Science) or Diploma of Postgraduate Preparation (Pre-Masters)) at the University of Waikato);
  4. have a minimum GPA-equivalency of B+ in the qualification used to gain entrance to the University of Waikato;
  5. not currently be enrolled at the University of Waikato in any undergraduate or postgraduate programme not have paid fees at the time of application;
  6. not be coming to the University of Waikato via a sponsoring body2;
  7. not be coming to the University of Waikato on a Guaranteed Credit Arrangement3,or through a study abroad or student exchange agreement;

How to apply: apply online

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