Breadcrumbs

Student Exchange

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? View our full list of exchange partners.

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 $1000 - $2500 and you'll automatically be considered for one when you apply for your Waikato OE - so no extra application required.