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
6 November - 15 December 20173 November 2017

S semester (Summer school 1)

Dates Application Deadline
3 January - 16 February 2018 15 December 2017

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.

Credit Study

Credit study to other universities

If you are at another university in NZ, and spending the summer in Hamilton, 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.