For the people who want to stand out and fit in

For the people who want to stand out and fit in

At Waikato, our students are more than just a number - they're part of a family which includes the most diverse student body in New Zealand. We have a wide range of degree level programmes, certificates and diplomas available.

Studylink assistance is available, plus you may
be eligible for Fees-Free!

For any further questions, or details on how to enrol, phone
0800 WAIKATO or 07 838 4176

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Bachelor of Climate Change

The University of Waikato is proudly launching a new three-year degree in 2022 - the Bachelor of Climate Change.

This degree is the first of its kind in the world and combines scientific knowledge of the biophysical world with understanding of economic and political systems and the impacts on Māori, Pacific and Indigenous communities.

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International Students

Culturally diverse, beautiful, and safe, New Zealand has a work-life balance that is the envy of the world. Find out why over 2500 international students from more than 85 different countries have chosen Waikato.

Discover why international students love Waikato.

Currently in NZ? Start on campus with a bursary
Located outside of NZ? Start online with a bursary
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Postgraduate Studies

If you’re looking for a change of direction, to upskill, or to build on your career, we are ready to welcome you back to study. Whatever stage you are in life and whatever your aspirations, you can start working towards your goals in a wide range of postgraduate and certificate programmes.

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The University of Waikato is for the people who only need one chance at greatness. Find out if you are eligible for one of our 2021 scholarships. Applications close 31st of August.

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The University of Waikato is for the people who want to live on a first-name basis. The right accommodation will help you transition smoothly to uni life, get stuck into your studies and start building lifelong memories in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty area.

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Why study at Waikato?

The University of Waikato is for those who want to study away, but closer and for those who want to escape the concrete jungle. Find out what makes the University of Waikato such a great place to study - from our world-class facilities, international recognition and life on campus.