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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:

 

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:

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.

 

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available to Computer Science Undergraduate students:

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

 

GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

A number of scholarships are available to Computer Science Graduate and Postgraduate students. Such as:

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