The Waikato is home to one of New Zealand’s top University Sport & Art Scholarships. Established in 2005, the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is one of the most prestigious student scholarships awarded by The University of Waikato.

If you are a school leaver who exhibits leadership capabilities, excels academically, and has achieved in sport, or creative or performing arts, you can apply for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship programme.

The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship was established in 2005 and named in honour of New Zealand’s greatest adventurer. The Scholarship is for well-rounded individuals who display strengths in three key pillars:

  • academic achievement
  • strong sporting or creative and performing art abilities
  • leadership potential


Study level(s) Entrance, School leaver
Subject area(s) Arts, Business / Management, Computer Science, Mathematics, Education, Health, Engineering, Law, Māori & Indigenous Studies, Science, Social Sciences

Value Up to $30,000 over three years
Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme – University of Waikato

If you are looking to train and study in the Waikato and would like to discuss further, please feel free to get in touch
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