How to pay tuition fees

There are various ways that you can pay your tuition fees at the University of Waikato.

Payment methods

Student Loan (New Zealand students only)

If you are intending on getting a New Zealand Government Student Loan, we recommend that you apply for your student loan two months before your study starts. This will give you plenty of time to resolve any problems that might arise.

You can apply for a student loan through StudyLink.

Miscellaneous charges (eg admission fees, late enrolment fees) are not covered by a student loan. You need to pay these fees in full before you can complete your enrolment.

Credit card payment

You can pay by credit card online through MyWaikato when accepting your enrolment agreement online. The University only accepts Visa and Mastercard.

Direct credit/Internet banking

You can pay by direct credit to our bank account either by:

Internet banking, through MyWaikato, when accepting your enrolment online.

Or by direct credit to our bank account:

Bank Name: ASB Bank Limited

Address: 500 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand

Branch: Hamilton
Account Name: The University of Waikato
Account Number: 12-3122-0084728-00
Reference: Student ID number and name

In person or by cheque

All credit card and EFTPOS payments are accepted at either the Hamilton or Tauranga campuses.

All New Zealand certified bank cheques are payable to the “The University of Waikato” and should have your student ID number printed on the back.

You can pay in person at:



  • Bongard Centre, 200 Cameron Road, Tauranga Campus

or via post to:

Student Centre Finance
Te Manawa – Student Centre
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton, 3240


If you are paying your fees via a scholarship you will need to come into the Student Centre Information Desk, Level 2 of the Student Centre on campus to finalise payment by scholarship. You will need to provide evidence of the award of the scholarship.

Payment by a scholarship is only possible if the scholarship is on our approved and authorised list. You must provide evidence of the scholarship. The University reserves the right to reject documents that do not meet our requirements.

If you have any questions about scholarship payments, contact the Scholarships Office.

Payment by a third party

Approved Corporate Payment by a corporate is only possible if it is on our approved and authorised list. You must provide an original purchase order from the corporate, which is addressed to the University. The University reserves the right to reject purchase orders. It is your responsibility to ensure the corporate pays all fees and charges by the due date. Contact Student Centre Finance on 0800 WAIKATO (924528) for more information.

International students

Find out how to pay your tuition fees in accepting your international offer.