Undergraduate Scholarship, Department of Computer Science
Each year the Department of Computer Science offers up to 10 fees 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.
- 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).
- Any student awarded a University of Waikato Computer Science Scholarship must meet the entry requirements for the degree they choose to do. For more information please
click here or see the Computing and Mathematical Sciences Handbook.
- The scholarship examination is open to Year 12 and Year 13 (sixth and seventh form) students only.
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.
Information on the Waikato University Computer Science Scholarship Examinations are sent each year to schools around New Zealand. Please enquire with your school for further information or contact the Department of Computer Science:
Department of Computer Science
Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
Tel: +64 7 838 4021
Fax: +64 7 858 5095