Te Piringa - Faculty of Law School Leaver Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 August 2022

Length of award

One Year

Number of awards offered

Decided annually by Te Piringa

Purpose of award

The purpose of these Scholarships is to provide financial support to first-year school leaver students at the Te Piringa - Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato who have performed well academically prior to entry.

Selection criteria

Faculty of Law Entrance Scholarship, applicants must:
• be School Leavers enrolling full-time in the first year of the LLB within the Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato.
• have performed well in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 and/or the NZ Scholarships assessments OR other qualifications recognised for University Entrance (for example, the Cambridge International Examinations), in the year prior to entry.
• be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
• Students enrolling in a conjoint degree are also eligibly to apply but must enrol in the Full first year Law programme.
• Students enrolling in the Diploma of Law at the University of Waikato Tauranga or Hamilton Campus may also be considered.
• Students who have taken a 'gap year' in the prior year may also be considered
• The personal and financial circumstances of applicants will also be considered.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Students who have taken a ‘gap year’ in 2015 and who meet the eligibility criteria can also apply.
Students enrolling in a conjoint degree must undertake the full first-year Law programme.

How do students apply?

Applicants should submit the ONLINE application form.
Scholarship Page

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The offer of a Scholarship must be accepted by the date indicated in the letter of offer. If any candidate declines a Scholarship, or does not take it up, the Academic Board of the University, on the recommendation of the Selection Panel, reserves the right to reallocate that Scholarship to other areas and may offer the Scholarship to another person. A Scholarship must be taken up in the year for which it is offered.

Decision makers

The Scholarships will be awarded by the Scholarships Committee on behalf of the Academic Board on the recommendation of the Selection Panel. The Panel shall include: the Te Piringa - Faculty of Law Student Admissions Committee, the Group Manager, Student Recruitment and Admissions, and a representative of the Scholarships Committee, or their nominees.

History or background of award

The Te Piringa - Faculty of Law Entrance Scholarships were established by the Faculty of Law to assist students with the cost of studying in their first year of law at the University of Waikato.

Additional information

The Scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient in two equal sums after the withdrawal
period for each semester
Payment of the second instalment is conditional on the recipient passing all A Semester papers and their continued enrolment in an undergraduate lawprogramme at the University of Waikato.

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.