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Scholarships and Awards

There are a number of scholarships, awards and prizes on offer for students studying with the School of Engineering.

Listed below are just a small selection of scholarships you can apply for. You can use the scholarships finder for a more comprehensive list of the scholarships available.

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Kordia Women in Technology Scholarship

For women who are intending to pursue a career in the field of information technology and will be enrolling in the final year of their undergraduate degree in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science

SPE New Zealand Section Scholarship

For University of Waikato students who are NZ Citizens and are enrolled in a BE(Hons) and who have, at the time of the award, completed or been exempted from the First Professional year of study.

Energy Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship

For students who are enrolled full-time at any level including) first and honours year of relevant degree and are undertaking study in the fields of science, engineering, economics, or related fields with specific interests in energy matters in New Zealand.

Transpower Scholarship for Maori Engineering Students

For students of Māori ethnicity who are in their 2nd, 3rd or final year of study towards a BE(Hons) majoring in Electronic, Mechanical, Civil and/or Mechatronics Engineering at any New Zealand University.

Tess Embling Memorial Scholarship

For full and part-time students, who are enrolled in or are intending to enroll in the first year of a Masters degree in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science.

Smartrak Software Development Scholarship

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.

Torutek Software Engineering Scholarship

For students who are enrolled full-time in a BE(Hon) or BCMS who have an interest in software engineering.


Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing date: 15 Sep 2020

For students who are currently in Year 12 or Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school. Candidates must be intending to enrol full-time in a BCMS(Hons), BSc, BSc(Tech), BE(Hons) or BDes degree, in one of the computing streams, at the University of Waikato. Candidates will sit a practical exam, which will be held on 17 October 2020.

Edna Waddell scholars

Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in STEM

Two University of Waikato engineering students have been given a head-start to their studies this year, thanks to the Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in STEM.


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