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University of Waikato Rugby Development Scholarship

History of award

The Scholarships will be known as the University of Waikato Rugby Development Scholarship.


To financially assist an undergraduate student studying full-time at Waikato University.


All scholarship recipients will be considered by the Waikato Rugby Union as genuine prospects for future Waikato ITM Cup Representative Teams. Recipients of the Scholarship must also be part of the Rugby Union Academy/Development System and / or playing representative rugby for Waikato only during the tenure of the Scholarship.

The initial selection criteria will be based on academic merit, leadership and sporting potential.

Number of awards

Varies from year to year.


in range from $1,000 - $5,000


Tenable initially for one year.

Closing dates

31 August 2020
31 August 2021
Applications close 31 August (annually).

How do students apply?

If you are new to the University of Waikato you will need to:
Complete an Application to Enrol BEFORE you can have access to apply for Scholarships and Awards (This application is not a commitment to study here at the University of Waikato and can be withdrawn or updated at any time).
If you are a current student or already have a MyWaikato account you will be redirected to the MyWaikato screen:
Log in to MyWaikato
Click on the ‘Scholarships’ tab and select the scholarship you wish to apply for from the list of scholarships at the bottom of the page.
Once you are ready, click on the 'Apply Now' button below and continue with your application/s.
Scholarship Page
Apply Now

Additional information

All scholarship recipients will be expected to play for the Waikato University Rugby Football Club; however, exemptions may be granted by the University of Waikato taking into account the recipient's personal and playing commitments.

Decision makers

The Selection Panel, acting on behalf of the Academic Board of the University of Waikato, will comprise the Head of Student and Academic Services (as Chair), the Waikato Rugby Union Game Development Manager and the University of Waikato High Performance Manager.


The Scholarship will be paid in one lump sum directly towards the recipient's tuition fees after the withdrawal deadline for A semester papers.

Conditions of acceptance

The offer of the Scholarship is subject to the candidate fulfilling all requirements for admission to the University of Waikato and enrolling, in the year of tenure, in a programme deemed appropriate by the selection panel.



Scholarships Office
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
Phone: +64 7 838 4489