In partnership with the University of Waikato, the Chiefs Rugby Club is offering scholarships to cover fees and accommodation for talented men’s and women’s rugby players. Recipients will have an aspiration to play rugby professionally and will be supported in this journey alongside their academic ambitions.

Key Details


  • Rugby player with professional aspirations
  • Domestic student (i.e., be a NZ Citizen, NZ Permanent Resident, NZ Resident Class Visa holder, or Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident domiciled in NZ)
  • University entrance
  • Recipients may be studying full-time or part-time around their sporting commitments.

Value: Academic fees and accommodation. Determined on a case-by-case basis.

Study Levels:

  • School Leaver
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Returning Student

Subject Areas: All

Scholarships Available: Multiple

Locations: University of Waikato Hamilton and Tauranga campus’s

To learn more please contact Chiefs Rugby Club Head of Pathways Kent Currie at [email protected].


Please fill in the below form to apply.

Name *
Date of Birth *
Height / Weight *
Region *
Club *
High School *
Position *
Email Address *
Phone Number *
Should you be successful in obtaining a scholarship, do you give permission for the University of Waikato to share information about your results and academic progress with the Chiefs Rugby Club?