About us

Explore University of Waikato's rich history and vibrant community. From our humble beginnings to global recognition, discover our journey.

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Our story

The University began with just over 100 students in 1964, and celebrated its first 20 graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in 1967. We have grown a lot since then, and now have more than 13,000 students annually from all over New Zealand and the world.

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Academic calendar

The Academic Calendar is the authoritative document of record of the University of Waikato and contains important dates, policies, procedures, statutes, and regulations.

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Student success stories

University of Waikato offers flexible undergrad programs, top-notch faculty, and world-class research facilities. Graduates excel in diverse careers, making a degree from Waikato a pathway to success.

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Faculties and schools

Discover the range of faculties and schools at Waikato, offering exceptional education across diverse disciplines.

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Our report, Whaioranga Taiao, Whaioranga Tangata, highlights progress towards the 17 UN SDGs in 2022. It underscores the link between a healthy environment and inclusive communities.

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Major projects

We have some incredibly exciting projects underway, while others – like our proposed medical school – are waiting in the wings.

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University of Waikato Foundation - Te Pou Taunaki

The University of Waikato Foundation - Te Pou Taunaki is an independent charitable trust. By donating you are making a huge impact on the lives of the students who benefit from your generosity.