Graduate Research Scholarships

K Roe made this Official Information request to University of Waikato

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From: K Roe

Dear University of Waikato,

Please can you inform me how many students newly enroled in Graduate Research Degrees with the Univerity of Waikato in 2018 without being offered a scholarship?

Please can you provide me with a list of the qualifying GPAs for any such student so New Zealanders can understand the cut-off for scholarships.

Yours faithfully,

A person in New Zealand,

Kelly Roe

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From: Duanna Fowler
University of Waikato

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Dear Kelly
Attached please find a response from the University of Waikato to your
Official Information Act request.
Kind regards
Duanna Fowler
Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor
The University of Waikato

Phone:  +64 7 838 4665
Mobile:  +64 21 154 0814

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From: K Roe

Dear Duanna Fowler,

Thank you for informing me that 171 new graduate research students at the University of Waikato in 2018 were not offered scholarships by the University.

My understanding of University Doctoral and Masters Scholarships is that they are Academic Merit Scholarships.

In other words, Applicants will be ranked for these Scholarships on the basis of their NZ University 9 point scale GPA (or foreign equivalent).

In other words, there should be a cut-off with respect to the lowest GPA of successful recipient for such scholarships.

In other words, if one successful applicant had a GPA of 7.8 and one unsuccessful applicant had a GPA of 8.1 then the University failed to follow proper process in deciding who to / who not to award the Academic Merit Scholarship to.

What was the GPA cut-off in 2018 for the University Offered Academic Merit Graduate Research Scholarships? In other words, what was the lowest GPA of successful scholarship recipients?

Yours sincerely,

K Roe

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