Guide to choosing school subjects

The 2018 Subject Guide informs secondary students about subject requirements.

Student Life

Student life at Waikato is a unique experience. Our student community is made up of a diverse range of people with different cultures, ethnicities and ideas. With our range of clubs, social events and our welcoming atmosphere, you will be well-equipped to make friends, explore your interests and enjoy life-changing experiences.

Campus Lifestyle

Waikato has the most beautiful campus in the country. There is a strong sense of community, a laid-back atmosphere and friendly, approachable staff. Our smoke-free campus enables students to meet for coffee by the lakes, chill out on the lawns or play touch rugby on the fields.   Sports opportunities are endless and cater for people wanting to socialise and have fun,   through to the elite. A large number of sports and cultural clubs are also based on campus.

Campus Facilities

We have great services available on-site, including the banking and retail shopping complex by the   Village Green. If you're keen on fitness, there is a range of sport and recreational facilites, including one of the best-equipped gyms in the regions. The University boasts a fantastic library with approximately 180 computers available, and free WIFI for students. Parking is available on site and public transport to the City is easy with buses leaving campus every 15 minutes.

Student Support

Our students tell us we are one of the friendliest universities in the country. We want your time at university to be hassle-free so we provide a range of support services for all students from health and medical through to childcare, disability support and career development. Speak to your Future Student Adviser for more information about our support services available.


We have a range of accommodation options available for students including our four on-campus Halls of Residence. Living on campus enables you to manage your time, your money and your priorities carefully. Because most of the residents are   first-year students you're all in the same boat. The residential staff   in the halls are students too, so they know the sort of issues you're likely to encounter and how to figure them out.