Why study at the University of Waikato
We are ranked among the top 1.1% of Universities in the world- we've jumped 100 places in just four years, a reflection of our ability to challenge, inspire and prepare our students to lead change. Our research is also ranked highest in New Zealand for quality and impact, tackling issues of national and global importance.
Our campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga are bursting with life and energy. With smaller class sizes, better access to lecturers, affordable living, a wide range of support services, and with dozens of student clubs, your student experience at Waikato will be dynamic and distinctive.
We believe in rewarding success, which is why we offer hundreds of scholarships every year to our students to help fund study and study-related expenses.
Our students learn from award-winning lecturers and world-leading researchers who are committed to delivering you a world-class, innovative education.
Each year, we offer more than 2000 industry placements and internships. Whether you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student, our partnerships and networks offer you a unique opportunity to embed yourself in local or international organisations as part of your learning experience.