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Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships, awards and prizes on offer at the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. 

There are also a number of flagship scholarships offered by the University of Waikato.

Below are the scholarships currently on offer to Computer Science students.

If you have any questions regarding scholarships, please contact the Scholarships Office.


Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 23 September 2016
Level: Entrance, School Leaver
Value: Up to $5,000

The exam is usually in October. The purpose of the University of Waikato Computer Science Scholarship Examination is to determine whether new students have sufficient proficiency in the subject to merit placement in the more senior papers. In addition, students demonstrating a particular aptitude for the subject will be offered full-fees scholarships on the basis of the exam results. On the basis of examination results, up to ten fees scholarships will be offered. These scholarships will cover tuition fees payable for the first year of study towards a BCMS, BSc or BE degree (in one of the computing streams) at Waikato University. They shall not be tenable for any other degree or at any other university. The University of Waikato Computer Science Scholarship Examination is made up of two parts: a two-hour written examination and a six-hour practical examination. Both parts are usually on 2 days in October of each year.

The scholarship examination is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, or international students, presently enrolled in Year 12 or Year 13 at a New Zealand High School.


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Computer Graphic Design Fees Scholarship

Closing Date: 28 October 2016
Level: Entrance, School Leaver
Value: $5,000

The Computer Graphic Design Fees Scholarship is open to applicants who are enrolling in the first year of study towards an undergraduate degree with a major in Computer Graphic Design at the University of Waikato. All students wishing to be considered for the Computer Graphic Design Fees Scholarships must apply on the official Scholarship application form and submit this with their portfolio.

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Smartrak Software Development Scholarship

Closing Date: Closed
Level: Undergraduate
Value: $5,000

Smartrak Limited is offering a scholarship to support a student, achieving at a high academic level, who is majoring in software development. The student must be in their penultimate year (second-to-last year of their degree), studying full-time towards a BE(Hons) in Software Engineering, BCMS in Software Development, or a BSc(Tech) majoring in computer science, with an emphasis on software development at the University of Waikato.

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2degrees ICT Scholarship

Closing Date: Closed
Level: Undergraduate
Value: $5,000

The University of Waikato and 2degrees have developed a partnership to mutually support and advance our services for staff and students. 2degrees is offering scholarships as part of their commitment to grow and support the next generation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts.

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Margaret Jeffries Prize in Computer Science

The Margaret Jeffries Prize in Computer Science is awarded annually to the top female student taking second-year Computer Science papers at the University of Waikato in the year of award. Students will be considered for the award on the basis of their grades in their best three Computer Science papers in the year of the award.

This Prize was established in 2006 by the Department of Computer Science in memory of Dr Margaret Jefferies, Senior Lecturer in the Department from 2001-2006. This Prize is intended to encourage top female students to pursue studies in this field.


Sir William Gallagher Cyber Security Scholarship

Closing Date: 3 June 2016
Level:
Graduate
Value:
Up to $25,000 or $20,000

The Sir William Gallagher Cyber Security Scholarship was established in 2015 to support academically talented students studying towards a Master of Cyber Security qualification at the University of Waikato.  The value of the Scholarship will be NZ$25,000 for students undertaking a 180 point MCS and NZ$20,000 for a 120 point MCS.

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