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Study in Tauranga

Sun, sand and surf aren’t all you will find in the Bay of Plenty. Our new Tauranga CBD campus, opening in 2019, will unite the University’s network of campuses in the Bay and will enhance our growing range of qualifications available to students in one of New Zealand’s most sought-after locations – combining beautiful beaches, a relaxed lifestyle and world-class university study.


Study Options

Our flexible degree structures mean you can study a broad range of subjects to shape a qualification that matches your career interests.

Campus Development

It's an exciting time for the University of Waikato and the greater Bay of Plenty region with the development of the Tauranga CBD tertiary campus.

Student Experience

Smaller class sizes, a range of support services, and student clubs, your experience at Waikato will be dynamic and distinctive.

Free Fees

The government has announced details of its fees-free policy for students who are new to tertiary education.



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Not having to leave the Bay to study made things a lot easier financially as I was able to live at home. I was also able to continue my lifestyle here in the Bay which involved sports, socialising, my part-time job etc. I have fond memories of all the practical, hands-on experience that was a big part of the degree, with the Bay of Plenty providing the perfect environment for the marine and freshwater related component in particular.

Monique Corbett, Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)