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Why Study at the University of Waikato

  1. Internationally Recognised

    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.
  2. Waikato Experience

    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 more than 40 student clubs, your student experience at Waikato will be dynamic and distinctive.
  3. Flexibility

    Our flexible degree structures mean you can study a broad range of subjects to shape a qualification that matches your strengths and career interests, and will keep your skills in demand.

  4. Scholarships

    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.

  5. Teaching Excellence

    Our students learn from award-winning lecturers and world-leading researchers who are committed to delivering you a world-class, innovative education.

  6. Industry Ready

    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.