Australian Students

The University of Waikato is one of the most modern and innovative universities in New Zealand, based in the beautiful river city of Hamilton with a satellite campus at the beach in Tauranga.
If you are thinking of moving to Waikato in New Zealand, you’ll enjoy affordable tuition fees and living costs, be on the door-step of nearby beaches and ski fields and will receive a world-class education at our internationally-ranked university.

At Waikato, we offer qualifications from bachelors to doctorate level, giving our students a foundation in both theory and practice to equip them for their futures.

Top five reasons to be a student in the Waikato region

We asked fifth year student Shelby Wilson to tell us the top five things that she loves about living in the Waikato. Here's what she said:

  1. Waikato is the home of elite sport in New Zealand, so there are loads of different sports that we have access to. Being a student here means you can attend heaps of sporting events for free.
  2. We have a ton of beautiful native walks around lakes, mountains and in the bush. Going for a walk with friends is a really good way to spend the weekend.
  3. Raglan beach is right on our doorstep. There's heaps of options for things to do including surfing, swimming, surf lifesaving, walking tracks and water skiing. Plus the whole town of Raglan has a cool atmosphere and there are great food places there.
  4. We're pretty central in the Waikato. If you want to head to beaches, mountains or even big shopping centres we're only a short drive away and it’s really fun to go on road trips with friends around the North Island.
  5. The university is a fun place to be. There are always heaps of events going on in Hamilton which are student orientated, fun, and give you an opportunity to socialise. The environment at Waikato uni is really friendly and comfortable