Student Exchange

Are you looking to apply for 18B semester? We are currently putting the finishing touches to our brand new online Waikato OE application form which should be ready for you to use from 01 December.  If you have recently emailed the Study Abroad & Exchange team, been for an advising appointment or attended one of our info sessions then you will be notified by email as soon as online applications are open.  If you would like to be added to the email list, please email Katy Clark.

You can also check back here as we will post a link to the online application.  Remember the deadline for applications is 15 Jan 2018.

This is your opportunity to travel overseas while completing your Waikato degree! Our exchange programme lets you earn the same points and pay the same fees as you normally would while studying at one of our partner universities around the world.

Who's eligible for a Waikato OE?

Once you’ve spent two semesters studying with us and achieved at least a B-grade average, you’re eligible to apply for an exchange.

Although most exchanges are for undergraduate students, some partner universities will accept postgraduate students taking taught papers. English is the language of instruction at most of our partner universities.

Transfer your points

You can study overseas for one semester or a full year and the points you earn during this time will be transferred over to your Waikato qualification. The maximum number of points you can transfer is 60, which is equivalent to the standard semester workload.

Partner universities

We have partner universities in more than 20 countries. So where in the world do you want to go?

Waikato OE Travel Award

The Waikato OE Travel Award is a new initiative to help you with your travel costs. Each award is valued between $500 - $1000 and you'll automatically be considered for one when you apply for your Waikato OE - so no extra application required.

Questions? Talk to us!

You can make an appointment for an informal chat with one of our friendly advisers. They will guide you through the application process and answer any questions you might have about where you can study, scholarships and cross-crediting. Book online here or you can drop in (no appointment needed) 1-2 pm every Wednesday. We are located in the Gateway Building. Please report to reception.

Tauranga Students: A Student Advisor will be available at the Bongard Centre, Cameron Road, Tauranga every second Thursday between 2 and 4 pm.  Just click on the Book Now button below and select the Tauranga location/advising session.  Please note there will be no student advising in Tauranga 13 to 30 November.

Hamilton Students: Please book online to make an appointment to see Katy or Kendra. If you have StudyLink or other paperwork to complete for your Waikato OE please make an appointment.  Please note there will be no drop in session Wednesday 22 November.