Apply Now - Study Abroad & Exchange

We've put together some simple steps for applying:

  1. Eligibility

    Our study abroad and exchange programme is open to the following students:

    • Completed at least two semesters of study and be currently enrolled at a recognised tertiary institution
    • Achieved a minimum GPA B average (NZ scale)
    • English proficiency
  2. Study Abroad or Exchange

    You'll need to figure out if you should apply as a Study Abroad or Exchange student.  To do this, see if your home university is listed under our Exchange Partners. If your university is listed, apply for Exchange. If it is not listed, apply for Study Abroad.
  3. Papers (Courses)

    Check to see if the University of Waikato offer papers in the subjects that you are interested in studying.
  4. Scholarships

    We know that studying overseas can be expensive. To help fund your tuition costs at the University of Waikato, we have a few different scholarships available to study abroad students. Check them out and see if you're eligible to apply.
  5. Apply

    Download and complete the Application Form and the Paper Selection Form.

    You will need to provide supporting documentation of:

    • Original or certified/notarised copies of academic transcripts from previous tertiary study
    • Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)
    • Verified copy of your passport
  6. Submit

    Submit your application form, paper selection form and supporting documentation to the University of Waikato via one of the following options:

    Email scanned documents to:


    Postal delivery to:
    Enrolment Office
    The University of Waikato
    Private Bag 3105
    Hamilton, 3240
    New Zealand


    Courier delivery to:
    Enrolment Office
    SUB Building
    The University of Waikato
    Hamilton, 3240
    New Zealand

    We'll be in touch to advise you of the outcome of your application within 10 working days of receiving your application.