Tauranga campus

Discover our Tauranga campus, located in the heart of Tauranga city, just a short drive to the golden beaches of Mount Maunganui and Pāpāmoa.

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Our Tauranga campus has enhanced the range of qualifications available to students in one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most sought-after locations - combining beautiful beaches, a relaxed lifestyle and world-class university study.

With current capacity for 1,500 students, our smaller campus is a great option if you want a more independent study experience. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel a sense of belonging.

Why choose Tauranga?

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Coastal lifestyle

Te Moana o Toi | Bay of Plenty lives up to its name and offers an enviable coastal lifestyle, including the gold-sand beaches of Mount Maunganui and Pāpāmoa, while still being close to Auckland and Hamilton.

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Smaller class sizes

A smaller campus means smaller class sizes and more one-on-one contact with our friendly teaching and support staff. They’ll get to know you by name and be committed to help you achieve your study goals.

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Home to a busy port and global export giants including Zespri (kiwifruit) and Comvita (mānuka honey), Tauranga has many opportunities for Work-Integrated Learning industry placements, internships and future employment.

Our location is ideal for students who want to explore life below water with our Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture or Marine Science (new in 2024) and only available in Tauranga, and Environmental Sciences with a marine focus.

Every year the University of Waikato offers hundreds of scholarships to students and, thanks to our generous donors, there are scholarships specifically for students who choose Tauranga as their study destination.

The free Kaimai Shuttle runs between our Tauranga and Hamilton campuses during teaching periods and is available for students to commute for study purposes. This keeps us well connected to our Waikato whānau (family).

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Choosing your course

We offer a range of degrees, diplomas, and certificates in many of the same programmes as our Hamilton campus, and some that are unique to Tauranga. Our flexible degree structures mean you can choose from a variety subjects to shape your qualification.

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Located conveniently in Selwyn Street, right across the road from Tauranga city campus, our University-managed accommodation complex consists of 88 standard and 3 accessibility studio rooms.

Contact us

Visit us in The Hub, Level 1

101-121 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110