Research your exchange options
Spend some time in our portal researching which destination you want to go to. Start with criteria that matters most to you. What are your top interests and goals? Do you imagine yourself in a big city or a natural setting? Filter by subject/area of study, duration, language, and many more to find programmes that suit your academic needs.
Book an appointment with an advisor
Talk to one of our advisers by making an online appointment. Our advisors will be able to give you more information on what options you have and will also guide you through the application process.
Note: if you need specific help mapping your degree to best fit a Waikato OE Programme, then use the Academic Planning page to find the key contact information for your area of study.
Select the universities to list on your application
In your application you need to pick 3 partner universities that interest you the most. Make sure they work for you academically. You will list the 3 universities in order of preference.
Please note you will be placed at any one of your 3 choices.
Start your application
Click on the Apply Now button on the programme page of interest. Login using your Waikato login details and start working through your application.
Make sure you have checked you meet the eligibility requirements first and have checked the application deadlines (below).
Gather and upload materials
The Waikato OE application is made up of a number of sections. There are some sections that will take more time to complete. A detailed overview is provided in the Waikato OE application.
Note:you can start your application at anytime and save it in draft until you wish to submit.
Submit your application!
Waikato OE Exchange applications are reviewed after the relevant application deadline date.
An advisor will get in touch with you about what to do next, once you applicaton has been reviewed and processed.