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Australian Students

Waikato warmly welcomes students from Australia. Our main campus in Hamilton covers 64 hectares of landscaped gardens and lakes, with extensive sporting and recreational areas and has four Halls of Residence. Or maybe you'll choose to study at our coastal campus in Tauranga, enjoy all the perks of student life with the added bonus of been surrounded by some of New Zealand’s most spectacular golden beaches and forests.

Whether you decide to study at Hamilton or Tauranga, your Waikato University experience will be a unique adventure where you'll gain a world-class education and make life-long friends!

How to apply and get into Waikato

Applying to the University of Waikato is easy. If you are a school student, you’ll need to have completed Year 12. Our entry criteria is:

StateEntry Criteria
Australian Capital TerritoryACT Year 12 Certificate and ATAR 69.6 or higher
New South WalesHigher School Certificate (HSC) and ATAR 69.6 or higher
Northern TerritoryNorthern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE) and ATAR 69.6 or higher
QueenslandQueensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and OP 14 or lower
South AustraliaSouth Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and ATAR 69.6 or higher
TasmaniaTasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and ATAR 69.6 or higher
Western AustraliaWestern Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and ATAR 69.6 or higher
VictoriaVictorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and ATAR 69.6 or higher

If you left school a while ago, or don’t meet the entry criteria, talk to us about other pathways into university.

Email us at recruitment@waikato.ac.nz