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Scholarships

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

Below are the scholarships currently on offer to Computer Science students.  You can use the Scholarships Finder for a more comprehensive list of the scholarships available.

Further scholarship information can be found at the Scholarships Office.


Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: Closed
Level: Entrance, School Leaver
Value: Up to $5,000

If you have a passion for a career in technology and are considering study options in the area of Computer Science, why not apply for the University of Waikato Computer Science Scholarship? This scholarship recognizes and supports high achieving students who are entering their first year of study towards a BCMS(Hons), BSc or BE(Hons) degree (in one of the computing streams) at Waikato University. They shall not be tenable for any other degree or at any other university. Assessment for awarding the scholarship is in the format of an exam, which will take place in October. The purpose of the  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 fees scholarships on the basis of the exam results. Depending upon examination results, up to ten fees scholarships will be offered. 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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Design Fees Scholarship

Closing Date: Closed
Level: Entrance, School Leaver
Value: $5,000

For school leaver students intending to enrol full-time in the first year of an undergraduate degree, with a major in either Communication Design, Interface Design or Media Design, within the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Waikato. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $5,000.

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Smartrak Software Development Scholarship

Closing Date: Closed
Level: Undergraduate
Value: $4,000

For students enrolled full time in the second to last year of study towards a BE(Hons) majoring in software engineering or a BCMS with a focus on software development or a BSc(Tech) majoring in computer science with an emphasis on software development.

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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: Closed
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 scholarship is for domestic students who have been accepted into, and will be enrolling full-time in, a Master of Cyber Security (MCS). The recipient of this Scholarship must enrol in either COMP592, COMP593 or COMP594 and undertake an industry-based research project with Gallagher. The Scholarship has a value of $25,000 for a 180-point MCS or $20,000 for a 120-point MCS.

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healthAlliance Cyber Security Scholarship

Closing Date: Closed
Level:
Graduate
Value:
NZ$25,000 for a 180-point MCS or NZ$20,000 for a 120-point MCS

For domestic students intending to enrol full-time in a Master of Cyber Security, including either COMP592 (60 points), COMP593 (90 points) or COMP594 (120 points), at the University of Waikato.

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