Your Summer Starts Here

Want to fast-track your degree, catch up or try something new? Summer school is a great opportunity to put yourself ahead. If you're enrolled at another university, you can also study a summer paper at Waikato and credit it back to your degree elsewhere. And best of all, when you study over summer, you can keep getting your Studylink assistance as well.

The University of Waikato offers two summer school semesters:

T semester (Summer school 2)

Dates Application Deadline
7 November - 18 December 2016 4 November 2016

S semester (Summer school 1)

Dates Application Deadline
4 January - 19 February 12 December 2016

Get ahead and study over the summer. Explore your options below or for personalised advice, call 0800 WAIKATO, email or come along to one of our information sessions.


Undergraduate (level 100-400) courses

If you are completing your first degree, see what undergraduate courses you can take over the summer to speed up your study.


Postgraduate (level 500+) courses

If you are studying at postgraduate level, we've got postgraduate courses on offer over summer.

Study Beach

Study online or at the beach

Continue your studies while on holiday with online or Tauranga-based courses. See what summer school courses are available.


Advance your career in business

Want to upskill in business? Our Master of Business Management and Master of Professional Accounting are great options, and you can start this summer.

Credit Study

Credit study to other universities

If you are studying at another university in NZ, but are going to be in Hamilton over summer, you can study a course at Waikato, and credit it back to your study at your university.

University Preparation

University preparation courses

University preparation courses provide you with a pathway to undergraduate-level study if you do not currently meet the entry requirements.