Australian Students

Waikato warmly welcomes students from Australia. Our main campus in Hamilton covers 64 hectares of landscaped gardens and lakes, with extensive sporting and recreational areas and has four Halls of Residence. Or maybe you'll choose to study at our coastal campus in Tauranga, enjoy all the perks of student life with the added bonus of been surrounded by some of New Zealand’s most spectacular golden beaches and forests.

Whether you decide to study at Hamilton or Tauranga, your Waikato University experience will be a unique adventure where you'll gain a world-class education and make life-long friends!

How to apply and get into Waikato

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Applying to the University of Waikato is easy. If you are a school student, you’ll need to have completed Year 12. Our entry criteria is:

Undergraduate Entry Criteria (All States/Territories)
Year 12 Certificate and an ATAR of 70 or higher


The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Engineering with Honours qualifications have additional Academic subject requirements.

The Bachelor of Teaching, Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Music also have selection process criteria.

Queensland prior to 2020 require Year 12 Certificate and an Overall Position (OP) of 14 or under.

If you left school a while ago, or don’t meet the entry criteria, talk to us about other pathways into university.

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