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Start online this November

Then transition to face-to-face classes in New Zealand.

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Start your studies online this November

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

We are offering our most popular programmes to start online this November while we wait for the New Zealand border restrictions to ease.  You will transfer to face-to-face classes in New Zealand once you are able to enter the country.

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.


Based in New Zealand? Find out about studying on campus

Start online this November and enjoy a 20% bursary during your online study*

Transition to face-to-face classes when you can

Part-time and full-time online study options available

*This bursary is applicable to the papers studied online and will be applied directly to your tuition fees. This bursary is available to students studying online outside of New Zealand.

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Why Waikato?

  1. Join our global network of over 2000 international students and find out why over 90% would recommend studying at Waikato!

  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.

A limited paper selection is available to start online. 
This programme can only be studied online, it is not available on campus.
These programmes are available for completion online.

The Master of Information Technology is available to start online as a two year qualification.  The first trimester of study is taken as the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology.

Programmes that will be available to start online in 2021 will be confirmed soon. Complete the enquiry form for below with your intended start date and study preferences to be keep up to date.

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. You will be guaranteed student accommodation at our Hamilton Campus.

New Zealand is rated as the second most peaceful country in the world in the 2020 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.

Interested to know more?

Please submit your details below.

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

We want to reassure you that the University of Waikato is still accepting applications for November 2020 and our 2021 intakes. We recognise what an uncertain time it is at the moment and that you will have many questions about your future study plans. We also encourage you to refer to our coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub for the most up-to-date information.
These programmes can be started online in November 2020 but not all are available for completion online, students will be expected to transfer to face-to-face learning once New Zealand border restrictions allow this to take place. Transferring your studies to face-to-face classes in New Zealand will be subject to meeting Immigration New Zealand Student Visa requirements.