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For the people who want to study in New Zealand

Start online until you can join us on campus

New Zealand borders are now fully open!

Great news! International students outside New Zealand are now able to apply for a Student Visa and start their studies at the University of Waikato onshore in New Zealand.

For more information on the Student Visa application process, please refer to the Immigration New Zealand website. However, if you prefer to study flexibly, a limited number of programmes are still available to start online in our February 2023 intake.

Please note: Any student who starts online and intends to transfer to campus mid-trimester must be enrolled in a minimum of 45 points for that trimester.

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Start your studies online

Gain your degree from a world-class New Zealand university and enjoy the flexibility of beginning online.

We are offering many of our popular programmes to start online, and then transfer to face-to-face classes in New Zealand.

Our online students thrive in our virtual environment, with the support of our dedicated staff. Classes have been created with online learners in mind. Enjoy studying with students who are both online and on campus.

Begin your study journey, or evolve your existing career with Waikato.


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Hear from a current online student

Farina Renato lives in India and started studying a Master of Business and Management with us online in March 2021. She was anxious about studying online as she hadn't learnt in this way before but since starting she has felt well-supported with her studies, has enjoyed the interactive elements and the highlight has been working on group projects with other students across the world.

"As an international student I couldn't have asked for a better online experience. The amount of support provided is unbelievable. All of the staff and faculty are extremely compassionate and accommodating."

Why Waikato?

  1. We are proud to have been the university of choice for over 15,000 international students from over 135 different countries since January 2000.

  2. Business School ranked in the top 1% globally.

  1. We are committed to helping you succeed. Our dedicated staff will support you throughout your online and on-campus studies.

  2. Over 20 years of online teaching expertise.

Programmes you can start online in February 2023


Undergraduate

Postgraduate


1 Bachelor of Climate Change is available to start online in one of the following subject areas only: Economics, Strategic Management, and Public Relations.

2 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Sciences are available to start online in one of the following subject areas only: Anthropology, English, Environmental Planning, International Languages and Cultures, Law, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Screen and Media Studies.

3 Graduate Certificates are available to start online in one of the following subject areas only: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Analytics, Digital Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Management, Leadership Communication, Management, Marketing, Project Management, Public Relations, Strategic Management, Supply Chain Management, and Tourism and Hospitality Management.

4 Graduate Diplomas are available to start online in one of the following subject areas only: Accounting, Digital Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategic Management, Supply Chain Management, and Tourism and Hospitality Management.

5 Postgraduate Certificates are available to start online in one of the following subject areas only: Accounting, Agribusiness, Digital Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, International Management, Leadership Communication, Management,  Management and Sustainability, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategic Management, and Tourism and Hospitality Management.

6 Postgraduate Diplomas are available to start online in one of the following subject areas only: Accounting, Agribusiness, Digital Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Management, Leadership Communication, Management, Management and Sustainability, Marketing, Public Relations, Psychology, Strategic Management, and Tourism and Hospitality Management.

7 This programme is available for completion online.

Pre-degree and English language programmes



The above Pre-degree and English language programmes are available to start online. For more information, please visit pathways.waikato.ac.nz.

Aerial view of Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui Beach, Tauranga, New Zealand

Joining us in New Zealand

When the time comes to join us in New Zealand you will be able to switch to face-to-face teaching at either our Hamilton or Tauranga campuses*.

It is important to remember that when you transfer to New Zealand you must be enrolled in full time study in order to be able to apply for an international student visa.

You will be guaranteed on-campus accommodation in Hamilton*.

New Zealand is rated as the second most peaceful country in the world in the 2022 Global Peace Index. A multi-cultural society, New Zealanders are friendly, welcoming and embrace diversity.

Many of our students choose to stay in New Zealand to further their careers after graduating. As an international student, you may have the option to engage in work while studying in New Zealand.

Experience spectacular landscapes, beaches and National Parks which attract visitors from near and far.

* Programme offerings vary between campuses, please refer to each qualification page for campus location options.
* Accommodation type is subject to availability.

The reason I decided to study at the University of Waikato is because of its reputation. I know that I am getting a high quality education. Plus there is a lot of support available at the university to help you succeed. It is also very multicultural, and it is amazing to be part of such a diverse community.

Anusha Anil Kumar

Bachelor of Business
India