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Student Life

The Waikato student experience is memorable. We have a diverse group of people with different cultures and ideas, which creates a vibrant student atmosphere. With our range of student clubs and on and off-campus events, you will be on your way to making great friends and lasting memories.


The week before classes begin is dedicated to orienting you to Waikato campus life. Check out the Waikato Uni App, events, info sessions, library and campus tours, and start to feel at home at Waikato.


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

First Two Weeks

Your first two weeks at Waikato is a time for you to find your way around, make new friends, learn about the support services available, and start settling into your accommodation.

Buddy Programme

Designed by students specifically for international students as a way to ease the transition into your new environment, and set you on the path to success.


At the University of Waikato you will have the opportunity to gain work-ready skills through volunteer activity, university participation, and attending workshops.

Student Clubs

Immerse yourself in life at Waikato by joining a student club or society. There are a large variety of student clubs where you can meet like minded students, gain news skills and, make lifelong friends.

Our Campuses


Our main campus is located in the vibrant, multicultural city of Hamilton, with outdoor activities, shopping malls and eateries only a short drive away. On campus, you’ll find a new state-of-the-art Student Centre, sporting facilities, cafes and eateries, and beautiful lakes and fields.


Our Tauranga campus is located in the heart of Tauranga’s CBD, surrounded by eateries, shopping and accommodation options. The campus itself is a brand-new multi-level building, featuring all the same student services as the Hamilton campus, with the advantage of being in the middle of the city.

Contact us

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

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