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Study at Waikato!

Discover how Waikato can play a part in your student journey

Study Options for Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange Students

Studying at the University of Waikato is uniquely New Zealand, with a diverse culture, community feel, and connections with the beautiful land and sea that makes up the Waikato region. We have many study options available, ranging from trimester study abroad and exchange, short programmes, internships, and science research, to name a few.

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Trimester/Academic Year

Trimester Study Abroad & Exchange

Options to study for 5-10 months (a trimester or two) at one of the world's top-ranked universities and transfer your credits back to your home degree

Short Programmes

Short Programmes

Choose from a range of 4-6 week courses in health, sport, film, and marine science!

Study + Intern

Study + Intern

Gain international work experience, develop business connections, and broaden your industry skills through a part-time internship while studying abroad for a trimester.

Science Research Capstone Project

Study + Research

Apply your classroom knowledge to an undergraduate research project where you have the opportunity to work alongside scientists and researchers, contributing to a topic of significance to the scientific community.

Gap Year Study Experience

Gap Year Study Experience

Start your university journey with Waikato! Experience the typical ‘kiwi’ first year experience with a Gap year (or trimester) at Waikato!

English + Study Abroad

English + Study Abroad

Don’t quite meet the English Language entry requirements for Study Abroad at Waikato? Our English + Study Abroad Programme might be for you!


Student Life

The perfect study and lifestyle destination. Relax on stunning beaches. Hike through lush forests. Experience genuine Kiwi hospitality.  Develop lifelong friendships.

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How to Apply

Find out how to apply, entry requirements, tuition fees, scholarships, and more.

Next Steps: After Applying

After applying to enrol, there are a few other steps that need to be taken before you get on the plane to New Zealand. Check out information for visa applications, insurance, accommodation options, and more.

Contact us

Study Abroad and Exchange - International Office
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64 7 837 9405

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