Due all year round and applications close on the last day of the month.

To apply for a Tertiary Education Grant and/or Scholarship, you must be a registered tribal member, residing in NZ and studying at a NZ Tertiary Institution to be eligible.

Given the nature of doctoral scholarships, applicants are required to illustrate a significant commitment to engaging with, and participating in Marae, Hapuu and Iwi community initiatives as a condition of their scholarship. This commitment must be reflected in the Personal Statement section of the application form. Verification from nominated Marae may also be sought by Waikato-Tainui before an application is processed. Personal statements will be forwarded to the respective Marae committee for their information on request.

Applicants are only eligible for distributions for three years at full time doctoral level (or 6 years at part-time doctoral level)

Click on MY WAIKATO-TAINUI and follow the Doctoral Scholarship application instructions.

Preference will be given to topics of study which are assessed as having relevance toward tribal objectives as set out in Whakatupuranga 2050. Topics should relate in some way to the four strategic objectives of W2050:

  • Kiingitanga
  • Tribal Success
  • Tribal Identity and Integrity
  • Tribal Social and Economic Wellbeing


For Waikato-Tainui members

Click the apply here button to find out more information and to access the online form.

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