2degrees Esports Scholarship for School-Leavers

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $5,000

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 August 2022

31 Aug 20

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

To recognise 2degrees and the University of Waikato’s strong commitment to supporting excellence and the unique skills of talented students, in this case those strong in esports.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:
a) be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; and
b) be able to demonstrate excellence in esports (with a preference to League of Legends), including leadership experience/potential and values in relation to health and wellbeing; and
c) have received at least a Merit endorsement at NCEA Level 2, or equivalent; and
d) be studying NCEA Level 3, or equivalent, at secondary school in the year prior to the year of tenure; and
e) be intending to enrol in an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato for the first time1 in the year of tenure; and
f) be studying at the Hamilton Campus.

Students who have finished secondary school and taken only one ‘gap year’ may also apply for the Scholarship, provided they meet the rest of the eligibility criteria.

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for Scholarships and Awards (This application is not a commitment to study here at the University of Waikato and can be withdrawn or updated at any time).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

Decision makers

The Scholarship will be awarded by a Selection Panel comprising: The Chair of the Scholarships Committee (as Chairperson); The Director of Student Services; The Director of Information and Technology Services (or nominees); and an academic staff member nominated by the Chair of the Scholarships Committee.

History or background of award

The 2degrees Esports Scholarship for School-Leavers was developed in 2018 to support talented students in the arena of esports. The Scholarship acknowledges the massive global following for esports, and recognises that support for participation in esports, along with health and wellbeing initiatives, can significantly add to the quality of student experience at the University of Waikato. The Scholarship is funded by 2degrees.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Scholarships Office
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, 3240
+64 7 838 4489


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in September 2020.