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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 a reputation for being the friendliest university in New Zealand. Our campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga are bursting with life and energy. There is a strong sense of community, a laid-back atmosphere and friendly, approachable staff.

Campus Facilities

We have great services available on-site, including a range of sport and recreational facilities, a fantastic library, shops and cafés, and free WiFi for students.

Student Support

We provide a range of support services for all students from health and medical care through to childcare, accessibility services and career development. Speak to your Future Student Adviser for more information about our support services available.


The University offers a range of accommodation options available for students. We have four Halls of Residence located at our Hamilton campus, offering both fully catered and self-catered living options to our students, and two accommodation complexes in Tauranga.