How to Accept and Pay Fees

We are excited to have you join us at the University of Waikato. Below you will find the steps you need to take to formally accept your offer and pay your fees. These steps differ depending on whether you are starting online or on-campus with us in New Zealand.

Onshore International Students

At the University of Waikato, you accept your offer by paying your tuition fees. You can apply for your student visa before you accept your offer and pay your tuition fees. When Immigration New Zealand provides you with a letter that confirms your visa will be approved (known as AIP or ‘Approval in Principle’), you can accept your offer and pay your tuition fees. Once your payment has been received by the University, you will receive an official receipt that you will use to complete your student visa application. This only applies to students applying from outside New Zealand. Students are not able to enrol at the University of Waikato without a student visa.

Payment options for onshore students:

  • Online transfer (preferred)
  • Telegraphic transfer
  • Bank draft/cheque

Once you have accepted and paid your fees, check out the next steps to completing your enrolment when you join us on campus. Please also refer to the Onshore Student Enrolment Guide for steps on how to accept your offer in MyWaikato.

Find out more about preparing to join us in Hamilton, Tauranga and New Zealand, including applying for or renewing your student visa and arranging accommodation.

Onshore Student Enrolment Guide

Offshore Students Studying Online

To accept your offer, please log into MyWaikato and click 'Accept Offer'. Once you accept your offer in our application system, the University will advise you of the papers (units/modules) we think you should take in your first trimester studying with us. When you agree to these papers in our system, we will calculate your fees, less any discount.

To complete your enrolment online, you must pay your tuition fees. For more information, please refer to the Offshore/online Student Enrolment Guide.

Payment options for offshore students studying online:

  • Credit Card payment
  • Online transfer
  • Telegraphic transfer
  • Bank draft/cheque

Offshore/online Student Enrolment Guide

International Students Pre-paid Tuition Fees Policy

View the University of Waikato's International Students Prepaid Tuition Fees Policy.

Refund of pre-paid tuition fees

There is a specific process that must be followed when applying for a refund of pre-paid tuition fees.


If you need any further queries, please feel free to contact us anytime, we will be happy to help you.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64 7 856 2889