Return of Examination Scripts

A student may apply for a return of their marked examination script.

Applications for examination scripts will become available online once 2023 B Trimester grades have been finalized. Apply now.

Non-publishable examination papers remain the property of the University. Students are only able to view a non-publishable paper exam script for 15 minutes under supervision. Proof of identity is required and no notes can be taken. This does not incur any charges.

Examination scripts are destroyed by the University after the three-month deadline period has elapsed.

For 2023 B Trimester examinations, the following collection dates will apply. Collections will be from the Student Centre, Hamilton:

Requests are to be received before Friday 1 December

December 2023 Collection:

  • Wednesday 13 December 3pm - 4pm or
  • Thursday 14 December 9am - 10am

Your script will be available for both sessions.

Requests are to be received before Wednesday 3 January

January 2024 Collection:

  • Wednesday 17 January 3pm - 4pm or
  • Thursday 18 January  9am - 10am

Your script will be available for both sessions.

Requests are to be received before Wednesday 7 February

February 2023 Collection:

  • Wednesday 21 February 3pm - 4pm or
  • Thursday 22 February 9am - 10am

Your script will be available for both sessions.

Tauranga collections will be arranged at similar times/dates to the above and you will be advised accordingly if you select this option. The deadlines above will still apply.

Viewing previous years' examination papers

Print copies of the past year's University of Waikato examination papers are held in the Course Reserves Collection on Level 2 of the Central University Library. A complete set is held in the New Zealand Collection on Level 3. Duplicate sets of law examination papers are held in the Law Library.

Undergraduate examination papers for the last three years are available in electronic form here.

Any examination paper will be made available to any Waikato Student on request. Normally the person will be given a copy. If a department has reasonable grounds, concerned with efficient administration and/or the integrity of the assessment process, for wishing to limit access to the paper, the person will be given an opportunity to inspect the paper, rather than being given a copy. Each department maintains and administers a Non-Publishable Examination Archive of old exam papers that belong to that department.

Students may request a time to view Non-Publishable Examination papers. There is a booking schedule and students must present their ID. Students have 15 minutes to view the examination paper. It is a supervised viewing-only arrangement, students are not permitted to take a copy of the paper or take any notes.