NCEA Class of 2023

Embark on your academic journey with confidence! Whether you aced high school or faced challenges, greatness awaits at Waikato. Call us for guidance today.


Finishing high school is a big accomplishment! Your dedication and hard work have brought you here. Whether you aced high school or faced challenges, know that greatness awaits you.

We look forward to welcoming you at Waikato as you continue your journey.

If you need a 6-month Certificate of University Preparation to help get started, call one of our student advisors on 0800 WAIKATO.

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Gained University Entrance?

Congratulations! Now it’s time to finalise your enrolment and get ready for orientation. For any further questions, or details on how to enrol, phone 0800 WAIKATO or 07 838 4176

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No UE? No problem!

We've got you covered! There are other pathways to studying with us, including our Certificate of University Preparation course. The Certificate of University Preparation is a one-semester bridging programme that will prepare you for university study.

Applications are still open!

It's not too late to apply for study this year! If you are keen to get started on your application, here is a video to help you out.

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Study at the University of Waikato

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Information Sessions

Come along and talk to an advisor to get support with selecting a degree/programme that matches your career interests, support with your application and answers to any other questions you may have about studying at Waikato.

Talk to our Student Advisors

Get started on your studies with Jump Start

If you have already gained University Entrance then you could start your studies even earlier with our Jump Start programme.  Our new Jump Start programme starts on January 22. You can take the 1st paper in your degree and get set-up for the rest of your studies, stay in a Hall of Residence on campus, and get to know your classmates before the end of summer.

Find out about Jump Start

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Are you an international student who's in NZ?

If you're an international student who's completed NCEA at a New Zealand High School, you will automatically receive our Entrance Scholarship for School Leavers, which has a value of up to $20,000 towards tuition fees*.