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to begin your Study Abroad or Exchange journey to New Zealand

Application instructions and entry criteria

Applying to study abroad at the University of Waikato is a simple process and all applications are made online. Follow the steps below to find out more.

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  • Select "Create an account"
  • In the Qualification Search, select "Study Abroad and Exchange" as your qualification

All applications are done online through the Waikato website

When making your application you will need the following
  • Transcript(s) from current and previous tertiary study.  This must be a scanned copy signed & stamped by home university or official electronic copy.  If transcript is not in English, include the transcript in original language and an official English translation.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Copy of your passport
Our study abroad and exchange programme is open to the following students
  • Completed at least two trimesters/semesters of study and be currently enrolled at a recognised tertiary institution (unless you're applying as a Gap Year Experience student)
  • Achieved a minimum GPA B average (NZ scale)
  • English proficiency
Application Deadlines
  • A trimester: 1 December
  • B trimester: 1 May

Once you've completed and submitted your online application check out our Next Steps page.

Next Steps

Tuition fees

Study Abroad students - Fees for 2022
Trimester $13,125 NZD60 Waikato points: 12-16 US credits/30 ECTS credits
Academic year (2 trimesters)$26, 250 NZD120 Waikato points: 24-32 US credits/60 ECTS credits
Exchange students

If you're an exchange student, you pay tuition to your home university. No tuition fees will be paid to the University of Waikato.

Costs and Scholarships

See our Costs and Scholarships page for all fees, scholarships, and living costs