Welcome to Our Virtual Experience
Take a virtual tour through our university and find out if Waikato is the right fit for you. Explore our campuses, get a taster for our kiwi learning style, meet some of our team and hear from our students about their experiences. Skip to a section using the links below.
See what it's like to study at Waikato
Experience campus life
See how to apply
Explore your new backyard
Culturally diverse, beautiful, and safe, New Zealand has a work-life balance that is the envy of the world. It’s why we consistently lead international quality-of-life surveys. The University of Waikato is located within the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. Our campuses are located in the cities of Hamilton and Tauranga; together with Auckland City we are known as the Golden Triangle.
Check out how our students spend their free time enjoying all that our regions have to offer.
Tour Hamilton City and our Hamilton Campus
Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth-largest city. It is relaxed, safe, and caters for individuals and families. The Hamilton Campus is an all-in-one campus offering on-site student accommodation, gym, Olympic sized swimming pool, cafes; all situated on park-like surroundings.
Where is Hamilton
Sun, Surf and Study - Tauranga City
Tauranga is New Zealand’s fifth-largest city and is bustling with cultural, sporting and recreational activities. The cosmopolitan city is well known for its blue skies, warm climate, beautiful beaches, stunning harbour and relaxed lifestyle.
Where is Tauranga
Mini Lecture Series
Check out our taster lectures below and get an insight into what it is like to study at the University of Waikato. Keep an eye out for new taster lectures being added weekly.
Start your studies with us online this November
We have adapted to our rapidly changing world by moving our most popular programmes online so you can continue with your study plans while you wait to be able to join us in New Zealand. We will be releasing our full range of online options starting November soon. In the meantime, take a look through our full range of programmes.
Gain work experience while you study
Our students take part in over 2000 internships and work placements each year.
Join over 2000 international students from more than 85 different countries. Our students enjoy organised social events, over 60 student clubs and we have a dedicated International Student Services team.
Your choice of affordable university apartments and Halls of Residence on or near campus.
Apply for accommodation
Our students tell us we are one of the friendliest and most supportive universities in New Zealand. Over 90% of our students are satisfied with their experience at Waikato (International Student Barometer Survey 2019).
Find out about international student support
See what our students got up to during their first week at Waikato!
Check out the Orientation July 2020 events
Studying Online Student Experience
Alapan, an International Student from India, shares his experience studying online and graduating virtually from home during New Zealand's covid-19 lock down.
Virtual Campus Tour
Thank you for taking a look around the Waikato Virtual Experience, we hope you found it informative. Applications are open now for our online intake this November 2020 (C Trimester), as well as for March 2021 (A Trimester). If you are ready to apply, click on the steps to apply button below.
We recognise that this is an unsettling time and that you are likely to have many questions about your future study plans. Please contact us by emailing internation[email protected] anytime, or call +64 7 838 4610. We also encourage you to refer to the COVID-19 information hub on the University website for the most up-to-date information.
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