Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships for International Students at University of Waikato in New Zealand 2014

"Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship at University of Waikato"

"Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship at University of Waikato"University of Waikato offers scholarships for international students in New Zealand. The purpose of the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is to provide support for students to achieve a high academic standard in a program of study at the University of Waikato, excellence in a sporting code or the creative or performing arts, and to develop leadership qualities through a tailored leadership and personal development program.

Study Subject:

Scholarships are provided for everyone which courses offered by the University of Waikato in New Zealand.


The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is for both New Zealand citizens and international students.

To be eligible for consideration for the award of the Scholarship, applicants must demonstrate:

  • academic achievement, as defined under section 4 below, and
  • significant achievement to date and potential to further excel in either
  • a sporting code, or
  • a performing or creative art, and
  • leadership qualities.

Consideration of applications will also be subject to an assessment of:

  • the alignment of the sport, or performing or creative art concerned to the University’s Vision and for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programs Purpose, and
  • the University’s capability, in conjunction with relevant local agencies, to provide access to facilities and developmental support appropriate to the sport, or performing or creative art.

When selecting recipients, the Panel may take into account the applicant’s willingness and ability to fully participate in and contribute to the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Program.

Scholarship Value:

The Scholarship covers the costs of domestic tuition fees and associated charges and is paid directly to the student’s fees account with the University at the time of enrollment. Should an international student be awarded the Scholarship, the Scholarship will cover the equivalent of the recipient’s tuition fees at domestic rates. It will be the responsibility of the student to pay the balance of their fees.

Recipients of the Scholarship who reside in one of the University Halls of Residence may request that the Scholarship be applied as an accommodation credit (equivalent to the cost of their domestic tuition fees) in lieu of a fee credit. Students wishing to make such an arrangement should contact the Scholarships Office.

The student may be eligible for further benefits, tailored to suit his or her pursuits. These benefits will be negotiated on a case by case basis with the University’s High Performance Student Manager, and defined in the student’s annual plan. Such benefits may comprise:

  • full or partial access to relevant University and/or community services and facilities
  • subsidized participation in particular development or training opportunities.

How to Apply:

Applications for the Scholarship must be received by the University of Waikato Scholarships Office on the prescribed form by 01 October in the year preceding the intended year of tenure.

Applicants must include with their application:

  • a curriculum vitae (including a one-page summary of relevant achievements & awards)
  • a (maximum two-page) personal statement that briefly presents the following:
  1. best performance to date and why
  2. future aspirations for: creative or sporting endeavors
  3. leadership & community involvement
  • a reference from an agency relevant to the sporting code, performing art or creative art concerned, attesting to the applicant’s abilities in that sport or art, potential to further excel, and leadership qualities
  • a second reference as follows:
  1. applicants currently enrolled in secondary school must attach a completed Principal’s assessment form
  2. all other applicants must attach a reference attesting to the applicant’s leadership qualities, and ability to maintain academic standards while pursuing his or her creative or sporting endeavors.
  • where relevant, copies of creative works or recordings of performances (creative / performing arts applicants only). Please note that dance, screen and media, music and theater studies students are required to submit a CD or DVD containing recordings of performances / examples of work. Other arts applicants may choose to do so if they feel such material would be helpful to the Selection Panel.

Applications must be accompanied by a portfolio as defined under subsection 5.2 clause e above.

Application form:

Application Deadline: 01 October 2013.

For further information: Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship


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