Information for Parents and Whānau

University is an exciting chapter in any student's life, and as a parent you will play a key role in advising and supporting your child through their transition to tertiary study. This page is full of information to help you through this change.

About Waikato

At Waikato, our students tell us we are the friendliest university in New Zealand. We've got a low staff-to-student ratio which gives our students better access to lecturers, support staff and tutors. We've also got a formidable reputation for providing a future-focused and international education.


Find out more about our rankings

There's a lot to think about when you're planning for university. We've broken it down for you to simplify the process:

Entry Requirements

There are several ways students can gain admission to study at the University of Waikato, find out more here.

Fees and Costs

Fees are calculated individually so that students pay a fee that reflects the papers that they choose. Each paper that is offered by the University has a seperate tuition fee and fees are adjusted annually. The most up to date information on fees can be found here.

More information

If you have any questions or need any advice, please contact our Future Student Advisers who will be happy to answer any queries about study at Waikato. Email or call 0800 WAIKATO

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