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Department of
Computer Science
Tari Rorohiko

Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Scholarships

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Students of Computer Science may be eligible for a variety of scholarships:

You may be eligible for another scholarship not listed below. For further information contact the University of Waikato Scholarships Office.

 

SCHOOL LEAVERS

Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship
Each year the Computer Science Department offers up to 10 scholarships for first year undergraduate students. These scholarships pay fees to the value of $5,000 for the first year of study towards a BE, BCMS or BSc degree in one of the computing streams at the University of Waikato.

The scholarship examination is open to Year 12 and 13 students only. All scholarship candidates must be New Zealand Residents (proof of citizenship or permanent residence may be required before the candidate is allowed to sit the examination) and must meet the entry requirements for the degree they choose to do. For more information please see the Computing and Mathematical Sciences undergraduate handbook.

The Scholarships are awarded on the basis of examination results of each applicant in the Waikato University Computer Science Scholarship Examinations, held each year in high schools. The examination is made up of two parts: a two-hour written examination and a six-hour practical examination and is roughly the equivalent to the practical programming tasks and final exam of the first year paper Introduction to Computer Science 1 at the University of Waikato, which gives students a basic level of competence in computer programming and computing concepts.

Students who show sufficient proficiency in the subject may merit placement in the more senior papers, while those who demonstrate a particular aptitude for the subject will be offered a Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship on the basis of the exam results.

Over the last 10 years scholarships have been awarded to students from:

Two of the students awarded the Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarships for 2012 were Ryan Smith from Tauranga Boys’ College and Caitlin St Pierre from St John’s College in Hamilton.

Information on the Computer Science Scholarship Examination is available online at Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship.

 

Computer Graphic Design Fees Scholarship
Each year the Department of Computer Science offers a Computer Graphic Design Fees Scholarship for a student enrolling in the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design. This Scholarship is awarded based on student portfolio work, academic ability, and any other information provided by the applicant. The Scholarship pays the value of $5,000 towards tuition fees for the first year of study in the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design degree. Applications close annually in October.

Further information and application forms are available from the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

 

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme
The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme educates future leaders at the University of Waikato within the values of New Zealand’s greatest adventurer, Sir Edmund Hillary. We are all inspired by the view that “Together, we believe the impossible is a summit to be conquered”. Sir Edmund Hillary Scholars must excel in academia, leadership and sports or creative and performing arts. Computer Graphic Design students can apply for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme with Computer Graphic Design as their creative art. This Scholarship is available to school leavers and current tertiary students. For more information and to apply, see http://www.waikato.ac.nz/about/hillary/

 

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

John Houstoun Memorial Scholarship
The John Houstoun Memorial Scholarship shall be made annually to a student enrolled at the University of Waikato at any level in the year of tenure. The Award shall be made on the basis of:
  1. academic diligence as well as
  2. the applicant’s contribution to student life and/or the cultural and sporting life of the University of Waikato

These factors shall be considered equally in making a selection.

Value: $1,500
Tenure: 1 year
Closing date: 31 October annually

Further information and application forms are available from the University of Waikato Scholarships Office.

 

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme
The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme educates future leaders at the University of Waikato within the values of New Zealand’s greatest adventurer, Sir Edmund Hillary. We are all inspired by the view that “Together, we believe the impossible is a summit to be conquered”. Sir Edmund Hillary Scholars must excel in academia, leadership and sports or creative and performing arts. Computer Graphic Design students can apply for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme with Computer Graphic Design as their creative art. This Scholarship is available to school leavers and current tertiary students. For more information and to apply, see http://www.waikato.ac.nz/about/hillary/

 

GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

University of Waikato Masters Scholarship
The purpose of this award is to encourage research at the University of Waikato by assisting with course-related costs.

The University of Waikato Masters’ Scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit. To be eligible for a Master’s Scholarship the candidate must have qualified for a first degree and be enrolled full time for a first masters or a Master of Philosophy degree at the University of Waikato in the year of tenure. Candidates are expected to have an average overall grade of A- or higher. Scholarships are available only to students who will be in their final year of study in the year of tenure (in some cases this may be the only year of study for the degree). Candidates for the Scholarships must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand.

Number of awards offered: 35
Value: $12,000 - $3,500 is to be applied to tuition fees, $8,500 will be paid out in two payments in the year of tenure
Tenure: 1 year
Closing date: 31 October in the year prior to taking up the award

Further information and application forms are available from the University of Waikato Scholarships Office.

 

University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship
The University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarships shall be offered by the Scholarships Committee on behalf of the Academic Board, normally twice a year, to full-time candidates for the Doctoral degree at the University of Waikato. Candidates for the award must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. Scholarships are awarded on academic merit with a minimum grade of A- required for eligibility.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the requirements of the qualifying degree at the time of application. A scholarship may only be taken up by a candidate who has formally completed the requirements of the qualifying degree.

Value: For 2006, the total value of the Scholarships offered shall be a living allowance of $22,000.00 per annum, payable in monthly instalments of $1,833.33, an amount equal to the annual tuition fees payable during the term of the Scholarship and a thesis preparation allowance of up to $400, provided the thesis is submitted within four years of first registration for the degree.
Tenure: 3 years or less
Closing date: 31 April and 31 October annually

Further information and application forms are available from the University of Waikato Scholarships Office.

 

Freemasons Post Graduate Scholarship
The Freemasons Post Graduate Scholarship assists able students to complete their university education in their chosen field.

Applicants must have a good academic record, be New Zealand citizens or hold permanent residency. They must demonstrate good citizenship and leadership potential. Freemasons University Scholarships will be awarded to those undertaking full-time study in a Bachelors degree, an Undergraduate Diploma, a Bachelors degree with honours, a Postgraduate Diploma or the first year of a Masters degree.

Number of awards offered: 9
Value: $2,750
Tenure: 1 year
Closing date: 1 October annually

Further information and application forms are available from the University of Waikato Scholarships Office.

 

New Zealand Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

The New Zealand Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme is intended to foster the development of New Zealand's emerging scientists and future science leaders. It complements other Government initiatives to develop a knowledge society which will assist New Zealand to compete successfully as a knowledge economy. Funding is available for postdoctoral fellowships and to provide bridge to employment support.

To be eligible for a postdoctoral fellowship, applicants must:

Further information is available from The Foundation for Research, Science & Technology. Applications can be made to UNILink at The University of Waikato.

 

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)
Funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships are a significant educational opportunity. The scholarships provide financial support for students from designated countries undertaking doctoral degrees by research in New Zealand universities. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Number of awards offered: 40
Value: Approximately $40,000 per year
Tenure: 3 years
Closing date: 15 July each year

Further information and application forms are available from the Education New Zealand Scholarships Web page.

 

Te Tipu Pūtaiao Fellowships

The objective of the Te Tipu Pūtaiao Fellowships is to unlock the innovation potential of Māori knowledge, people and resources for the benefit of New Zealand. To achieve this, the scheme aims to support students to develop their science and Māori knowledge research capability. The scheme is open to all applicants completing a masterate or PhD in science, technology or engineering. Approximately 15 fellowships are available each year.

Further information is available from The Foundation for Research, Science & Technology. Applications can be made to UNILink at The University of Waikato.

 

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded worldwide. IBM Ph.D. Fellows are awarded tuition, fees, and a stipend for one nine-month academic year. Stipends vary by country/geography and the student will be informed at the time of the award what the stipend is for their country/geography. All IBM Ph.D. Fellows are matched with an IBM Mentor according to their technical interests, and they are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship at least once, while completing their studies. A ThinkPad is awarded during the internship. Internship assignments are designed to strengthen and broaden the Award Recipient's technical experience and contacts. Interns are paid by their host site and will be subject to the prevailing terms and conditions of the internship program at that site. IBM is an equal opportunity employer.

More information and application details are available from IBM.

 

You may be eligible for another scholarship not listed above. For further information contact the University of Waikato Scholarships Office.