Why Study at Waikato?

Are you seeking an education that will set your students up for where the world is going? The University of Waikato is a  world-ranked university. We are also known as one of the friendliest  universities in New Zealand and we want to help your students achieve their best future selves. With award-winning lecturers and more  than 100 subjects to choose from, you can feel confident knowing that your students are receiving the best education to take on the world’s challenges and land their dream job.

Top five reasons to study at Waikato

  1. Study your way

    We make it easy for your students to study exactly what they want. With plenty of subjects to choose from students can shape their degree to suit their interests and career plans.

  2. Ultimate student experience

    Our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses have everything a student might need so they'll always be right in the heart of the action. We're also close to surf beaches and ski fields so students don't have to go far for adventure.

  3. Supportive environment

    We have a low student-to-staff ratio and smaller class sizes meaning students have better access to lecturers, tutors and support staff. They'll belong at Waikato no matter where they're from.

  4. Scholarships

    We reward academic ability, sporting talent and leadership potential with our range of scholarships. If your students achieve NCEA Level 2 with Merit or Excellence they're eligible for up to $5,000 to put towards their studies.

  5. See the world

    The Waikato Overseas Experience gives students the opportunity to travel to any of our partner universities across Asia, America, South America and Europe. Furthermore, a student can count their overseas study towards their degree.