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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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Scholarships for International Students

We want to celebrate your excellence with an International Scholarship!

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

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


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

Apply now for 2022 to receive a 20% tuition fee discount.

If you don't meet the criteria for the excellence scholarships above, we still want to be able to support you with your studies here in New Zealand. Receive an automatic 20% tuition fee discount towards your first academic year of tuition fees when you enrol to study with in 2022*.

*Conditions apply.


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Live and study all in one - Student Accommodation

Make your home-away-from-home one that is conveniently located on or nearby campus.

By living in University-managed accommodation you will have facilities and services on your doorstep including - a gym, swimming pool, sports grounds, cafes and more. Choose from apartments, studios, catered, and self-catered options.

Spaces are limited and early applications are advised.

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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