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University of Waikato China Learning Centre

The University of Waikato is providing dedicated a learning centre for our students who remain in China as a result of temporary border closures during the Covid-19 crisis.

Our students can live and study at our partnership campus in China:

The University of Waikato China Learning Centre will provide our students with the opportunity to study online while enjoying an on-campus experience with their peers. Students will participate in online classes delivered by University of Waikato academics with the additional support of in-person sessions with academic advisors.

Our Learning Centre will give students the opportunity to live on-campus in a university setting, building a community of students supported by a safe and vibrant environment.

Apply now to join our 18 July 2022 intake.

Application Deadline - Friday 24 June
* We endeavour to process applications/expressions of interest received after this date but no guarantees for a place in the class.

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What are the benefits of joining a University of Waikato China Learning Centre?

Along with supporting strong academic outcomes, here are just some of the benefits students will experience if they choose to study at our China Learning Centre:

Our lectures will be delivered online with some face-to-face teaching support from local academic advisors.

Our academic advisors will be available to provide feedback on assessments and additional face-to-face teaching and English language support as needed. They will also conduct advice referencing sessions.

Ongoing support will be provided to students, including pastoral care and non-academic support for students such as IT and student feedback.

Our students will have access to a number of facilities provided by our partner university, including the university library; gyms; sports facilities and the student food outlets.

Our students will also have access to online resources offered by the University of Waikato, including the library and other learning resources. This will provide access to many electronic resources such as e-journal articles and e-books.

Occasional social activities will also be arranged to give students a sense of belonging and community.

The University continues to support students who are impacted by Covid-19 travel restrictions. We will offer a one-off NZD$1,500 allowance to help our students relocate to their chosen China Learning Centre campus.

The University is pleased to offer the International Excellence Scholarship to eligible students who choose to join our China Learning Centre. This scholarship is awarded to new international students who can demonstrate academic excellence in their previous studies. This scholarship contributes up to NZ$20,000 towards tuition fees. For more information on eligibility criteria, and to apply, visit our website.


Enjoy a better study experience at Waikato

An overwhelming proportion of our students across the globe have shared positive feedback about their online study experience with Waikato in the most recent International Student Barometer Survey and we are pleased to share that this has placed first in New Zealand and as a leader globally. When asked, our students also had the highest propensity to recommend us out of all New Zealand universities.

We were highly ranked based on factors including living costs, transport options, student support services, making friends, and our eco-friendly attitude.

Hamilton and Tauranga are ideal cities for students and families. Our international students tell us that they feel safe on campus and nearby in our city. Our students said they are pleased with our facilities on campus including standard of accommodation, worship facilities, and our beautiful campus environment.

Despite the impacts of the current COVID pandemic, 91% of our international students are highly satisfied with their studies at University of Waikato.

Read what our students have to say

Nian Jing
Studying Finance and Economics

Hello everyone, I am a student at the University of Waikato. I am a junior this year, my major is finance and my minor is in economics. Thank you a lot for having this opportunity to share the experience of online learning.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the online courses offered by Waikato University. This teaching method is very flexible, and we can arrange learning time according to our real situation. To a certain extent, this can also help us to better complete our internship. After all, the internship is also significant. The lecturers have excellent teaching ability and are responsible. If you encounter any difficulties, you can get additional help via email or one-on-one consultation with the lecturers.

They are also happy to help students. I am also very grateful for the support provided by the Language Center. If you want to improve your English skills, you can ask the staff of the language centre for help. They will provide you with guidance in four areas, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I look forward to seeing you at Waikato University, and I wish you all the best in the future

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Get in touch with us

If you have other questions or would like to learn more about our China Learning Centre, please contact [email protected] to speak with a University of Waikato staff member.