How to Apply

Going on an exchange can be a big decision to make but we’re here to help you each step of the way.

Application closing dates

15 July - for an A Semester exchange in the following year (ie apply by 15 July 2019 for A Semester 2020)

15 January - for a B Semester exchange in the same year.

5 helpful steps to follow when you’re applying:

  1. Step One:  Research your options

    Spend some time researching which destination and programme you want to go to.

    Have a look at the courses they offer, the student life and the city to make sure it fits in with your qualification and lifestyle.

  2. Step Two: Select your top 3 choices

    Pick 3 partner universities/programmes that interest you the most.  Make sure they work for you academically.

    Please note you will be placed at any one of your 3 choices.

  3. Step Three: Chat with a Waikato OE adviser

    Talk to one of our advisers by making an online appointment.  You can also drop in every Wednesday between 1 and 2 pm (no appointment needed).


    Hamilton - Gateway Building (TSR), near Gate 5 entrance.  Please check in at the main reception on level 3 (up the stairs from the main entrance).

    Tauranga - CBD Campus, The Hub, Level 1.  Look for the Waikato OE banner.

    We can answer any questions you have and help you through the application process!

  4. Step Four: Submit your application

    Click on the Apply Now button on the programme page of interest. Login using your Waikato login details to complete and submit your application.

  5. Step Five: Wait for us to contact you

    An advisor will process your application and get in touch with you about what to do next.