How to Accept and Pay Fees

At the University of Waikato, you accept your offer by paying your tuition fees. You must do this before you apply for a New Zealand student visa as you cannot enrol at the University of Waikato without a student visa. This is what we call pre-paying your tuition fees.

Our recommended method of payment is by online transfer using Western Union. We prefer this system because it is a faster, more reliable way for you to pay. Alternative payment options are available.

Once your payment has been received by the University, you will receive an official receipt that you will use in your student visa application process. Find out more about preparing to come to New Zealand, including applying for your student visa and arranging accommodation.

Western Union Business Solutions payment portal

Our recommended method of payment.

5 Reasons to use:

  1. It’s easy to use and you can make your payment faster and receive your receipt of payment sooner.
  2. You will save money. There are no transfer charges from Western Union Business Solutions for this type of payment.
  3. You can pay in your own currency, but your full payment amount will be made in New Zealand dollars.
  4. Once you make the payment, the exchange rate is locked in for 72 hours, making sure that the full amount is paid.
  5. Western Union transfers are safe and reliable.

Alternative Payment Options

If you cannot make payment using Western Union, alternative payment options are also available:

International Students Pre-paid Tuition Fees Policy

View the University of Waikato's International Students Prepaid Tuition Fees Policy.