For the people who want to follow the leader, then overtake

For the people who want to follow the leader, then overtake

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Continue your studies in New Zealand with a bursary

As a home away from home for more than 2000 international students, the University of Waikato will help you succeed.

Alongside a quality education that includes access to internships and real-world learning, you will be welcomed into our student whānau (family) and receive the support you need to succeed.

We welcome a diverse student population of over 80 different nationalities across our two campuses. Our size allows you to be more than just a number. Waikato have dedicated staff that are eager to support you through your journey, to celebrate your culture and teach you about ours.

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Enrol and receive a 20% Bursary

Receive an automatic 20% bursary towards your first academic year of tuition fees (to a maximum of 120 points) when you enrol to study with us on our Hamilton campus in C Trimester 2020 or A Trimester 2021.

Students wishing to study in Tauranga, please see the Tauranga Bursary.

Bursaries are available to international fee-paying students living in New Zealand. Tauranga Campus students are not eligible for the 20% bursary above, they are instead eligible for the Tauranga Bursary.

20% Bursary Information (Hamilton Campus)
Located outside of NZ? Find out about our online bursary
Tauranga Campus International Bursary


Our scholarships are tailored to support you as an international student already living or studying in New Zealand.

In addition to the 20% bursary, international high school leavers are eligible to apply for our International Excellence - NZ School Leavers Scholarship.

International students enrolling in Tauranga will automatically receive our Tauranga Campus International Bursary of up to NZ$10,000.
(Not eligible to receive the 20% bursary above).

International Excellence - NZ School Leavers Scholarship
Tauranga Campus International Bursary

Summer Start 2021

If you are an international student who has just finished high school, and are planning to stay in New Zealand for the summer break, check out our new summer programme –  Summer Start.
This programme will prepare you for study at any New Zealand university.

Summer Start

The scholarships and bursaries above do not apply to Summer Start.

Why study with us?

Work integrated learning is included in many of our qualifications.

Dedicated care and support from our International Student Services team and academic divisions.

Personalised career development support to help you take the next step.

Business School ranked in the top 1% globally.

More than 80 student clubs and a multifaith Chapel.

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Guaranteed Accommodation in Hamilton

Join us for C Trimester 2020 or A Trimester 2021 and enjoy a guaranteed accommodation in Hamilton*.

When you join us at the University of Waikato we will help you find accommodation that suits your needs at our Hamilton or Tauranga campus.

* accommodation type is subject to availability.

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