English & Study Abroad

Increase your English language level and study abroad at Waikato!

Study at one of the world's top-ranked universities for one or two trimesters and transfer your credits back to your home degree!

Enrol in an English Language programme in our University of Waikato College and you could increase your IELTS level by 0.5 or 1!

The English Language course would take place just before the trimester you are set to commence your degree studies.

8-10 weeks per 0.5 increase in IELTS

Increase your IELTS to 6.0 from 5.5 or 5.0

Followed by 1 or 2 semesters of degree studies as a Study Abroad Student

Applications open March 2022 for this programme.
If you would like further information regarding this programme please don't hesitate to contact us:

Study Abroad and Exchange - International Office
Email: [email protected]

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Minimum B grade average (75% from your previous university studies)

Have completed at least two trimesters of full-time study at degree level at your home university

IELTS level of 5.0 or 5.5, or equivalent

Entry into the Study Abroad Programme is contingent on passing the English Language component (6.0 IELTS with minimum 5.5 in all areas)

The English Language courses are provided through The University of Waikato College.

Note: This programme requires an application for two (2) visas. One visa is required before arriving in New Zealand for your English Language studies, and the other visa is required for the Study Abroad programme component (the application will be made while you are in New Zealand and after you have completed your English Language studies).

Check out the various English Language requirements for admission to our qualifications.


Choosing the right accommodation will help you transition smoothly to university life, get stuck into your studies and start building lifelong memories and friendships

Trimester & Academic Year

Options to study for 4-9 months at one of the world's top-ranked universities and transfer your credits back to your home degree

Contact us

Study Abroad and Exchange - International Office
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64 7 837 9425

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