International student support

Living and studying overseas can be challenging. To help support your studies, we have a dedicated International Student Services office, located in the Student Centre, to help.

The International Student Advisers can help you with assistance in the following areas:

  • Student Visa and immigration Information
  • Medical and Travel Insurance
  • International Orientation and Events
  • Study Abroad and Exchange
  • International Government Scholarships
  • General Support and Pastoral Care

For more information about the support you can receive and contact details, click International Student Support webpage.

International Buddy Programme

Our International buddy programme is designed to help students transition into life in New Zealand and here at Waikato. This programme pairs international students with current Waikato students who can help you navigate campus and life in New Zealand. Your buddy will act as your mentor and be someone you can go to for support and advice.

Find out more by visiting the International Buddy Programme webpage.

*This programme is only currently available for students at our Hamilton campus