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

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

Continue your studies in New Zealand

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 small 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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Start in November - 20% fee discount

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

If you have performed exceptionally academically in the past, we want to reward you with an International Excellence Scholarship.

If you don't meet this criteria, we still want to be able to support you with your studies here in New Zealand. Receive an automatic 20% fee discount towards your first academic year of tuition fees when you enrol to study with in C Trimester (November) 2021*.

*Conditions apply.


International Excellence Scholarship
20% tuition fee discount and scholarship FAQ

New 2022 Scholarships!

We want to celebrate your excellence with an International Scholarship!

School leavers who achieve NCEA (or equivalent) will automatically receive the International Entrance Scholarship - those who achieve a merit or excellence endorsement will receive an additional $5,000 in their second and third year (excellence only).

Non-school leavers can apply for the International Excellence Scholarship. Those who don't meet this criteria will automatically receive a 20% discount on fees to help you to progress your career and studies in New Zealand.


International Entrance Scholarship - NZ School Leavers
International Excellence Scholarship - non-school leavers
20% tuition fee discount and scholarship FAQ

New Tauranga Student Accommodation

Located conveniently in Selwyn Street, right across the road from the CBD campus, our new University-managed accommodation opens in 2022.

Opening special for 2022 - save $70 per week!

Enjoy fully-furnished studio rooms with an ensuite bathroom.

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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Find out what life at our university is really like by asking our current students. Chat with them about student clubs, accommodation, living in Hamilton or Tauranga, and all things student life.

They are ready and waiting for you - connect now!

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