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University of Waikato

Michael Baldwin Memorial Scholarship

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10000 USD
New Zealand
01 Jun 2024
Application deadline


University of Waikato can support you financially if you are admitted to one of its study programmes as an international student.

University of Waikato awards scholarships, bursaries, tuition fee reductions and discounts that help you cover existing tuition and living costs. 


Scholarship type

Need based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The Michael Baldwin Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of Michael Baldwin, a member of staff at The University of Waikato at the time of his death in 2003.

Michael had taught for a number of years in Papua New Guinea – at the institute currently known as the University of Goroka – before his appointment to the Centre for Foundation Studies

Applicable programmes


The scholarship offers a $10,000 amount, to help you with your studies


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be citizens of any South Pacific nation as defined in the UN Coastal States of the South Pacific, but excluding citizens of New Zealand and/or Australia; and
  • Be either enrolled or intending to enrol in an approved full-time programme of study at the University of Waikato in the year of tenure of the Scholarship; and
  • Show commitment to contribute to development/society in the South Pacific Region in the Future; and
  • Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate a need for financial support in order to undertake tertiary study.
  • Preference may be given to applications from citizens of Papua New Guinea.
  • Applicants may be residing in New Zealand or offshore at the time of application.
  • Previous recipients may apply again, but are expected to have passed all papers in the year(s) that they held the Scholarship. 

Scholarship requirements




New Zealand


5 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

01 Jun 2024

Along with completing the online application form, each candidate must submit:

A personal statement (using the Personal Statement template) 

A CV (no more than 2 A4 pages); and

Proof of citizenship; and

Verified copies of academic transcripts (including grading scale) from any other tertiary institution(s) attended.

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