The University of Waikato is the first New Zealand university to be approved to teach and award three of its degrees in China, the result of a partnership established with the Chinese university since 2002.

The University of Waikato has further strengthened its ground breaking partnership with Hangzhou City University (previously known as Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC)) in Hangzhou China with the launch of a new joint institute that will see three of Waikato's world-class degrees being fully delivered on-site in Hangzhou, which will allow HZCU students to complete their degree studies in China and receive a degree from both universities.

Officially opening its doors in September 2017, the new purpose-built institute, designed with New Zealand design principles, teaching approaches and standards in mind, will be staffed by HZCU and University of Waikato academics delivering degrees in Finance, Computer Graphic Design and Design Media. The nearly 9,000m2 facility reflects the Waikato region’s strong link with the environment and will also welcome exchange students from the University of Waikato’s Hamilton and Tauranga campuses.

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Programmes of Study

Joint institute students will get dual degrees – one from HZCU, one from Waikato. The qualifications currently being offered by us are:

- Bachelor of Business (Finance)
- Bachelor of Design (Media)
- Bachelor of Design (Interface)

I enjoyed studying with the joint institute and would love to go back to New Zealand one day. My advice for all current HZCU students is just to enjoy the experience and make the most of all opportunities!

— Xiao Ying


Sharon Calvert

Director International Office

Professor Ed Weymes

Associate Dean Transnational Education

Mulan Mu

Associate Director Transnational Education