There are a number of scholarships, awards and prizes on offer at the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences.
There are also a number of flagship scholarships offered by the University of Waikato.
Below are the scholarships currently on offer specifically to Mathematics students.
If you have any questions regarding scholarships, please contact the Scholarships Office.
Mathematics Fees Scholarship
Closing Date: The competitive examination was held on 24 August 2016.
Level: Entrance, School Leaver
The Mathematics Fees Scholarship is open to applicants who are enrolling in the first year of study towards an undergraduate degree with a major in Mathematics at the University of Waikato. Successful applicants will usually be intending to enrol in the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, although in exceptional circumstances the Selection Panel may consider applicants who are enrolling in a Mathematics major through another School or Faculty. The Scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Waikato. The decision will be based on the results of a competitive examination held in August. Results will be circulated to participants by the end of September. Those interested in participating should consult the Department of Mathematics for more information.
Hilbert Prize in Mathematics
The Hilbert Prize in Mathematics is awarded to the best student who has completed at least 60 points at 300 level or higher in Mathematics in the year of the award.
Waikato Branch NZFGW Emmy Noether Prize in Mathematics
The Waikato Branch NZFGW Emmy Noether Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually to the most outstanding woman student in her first year of Mathematics.
The Prize was made possible by the gift of a sum of money for capital investment from the Waikato Branch of the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women.
Millennium Prize in Mathematics
The Millennium Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually to the most outstanding student who has completed two full-time years of study at the University of Waikato, and who is majoring in Mathematics or enrolling in a specified programme sponsored by the Department of Mathematics.
Ramanujan Centenary Prize
The Ramanujan Centenary Prize is awarded annually to the student who has completed the degree of Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with the best overall performance.
The Prize was established in 1987 by Professor E.V. Krishnamurthy in the centenary year of the greatest Indian mathematician – Ramanujan. Ramanujan (1887-1920) was a great Indian mathematical genius gifted with amazing computing powers and intuition. In spite of his utter poverty and lack of formal university education, his single-minded devotion to mathematics raised him to the status of a great 20th century mathematician and the most romantic figure in the recent history of mathematics. Ramanujan is a source of inspiration to young students in mathematics and computing.
Von Neumann Prize in Mathematics
The Von Neumann Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually to a student in their fi rst year of study at the University of Waikato, who is enrolled in at least one paper offered by the Department of Mathematics and who is, in the opinion of the Chairperson of the Department, the most outstanding first-year student and worthy of the award.