International Offshore

Start online until you can join us on campus. Gain your degree from a world-class New Zealand university and enjoy the flexibility of beginning online.

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Start your studies online

Gain your degree from a world-class New Zealand university and enjoy the flexibility of beginning online.

We are offering many of our popular programmes to start online, and then transfer to face-to-face classes in New Zealand.

Our online students thrive in our virtual environment, with the support of our dedicated staff. Classes have been created with online learners in mind. Enjoy studying with students who are both online and on campus.

Begin your study journey, or evolve your existing career with Waikato.

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Why Waikato

  1. University of choice

    We are proud to have been the university of choice for over 15,000 international students from over 135 different countries since January 2000.

  2. Highly ranked

    Business School ranked in the top 1% globally.

  3. We are committed to helping you succeed.

     Our dedicated staff will support you throughout your online and on-campus studies.

  4. Online teaching expertise

    Over 20 years of online teaching expertise.

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Programmes you can start online in July 2024

Important Information - Online study programme notes

The programmes listed above can be commenced online but not all are available for completion online (unless otherwise stated). Also, the availability of papers in some programmes may be limited.

International students will be expected to transfer to face-to-face learning during the trimester. Transferring your studies to face-to-face classes in New Zealand will be subject to meeting Immigration New Zealand Student Visa requirements. Please see Immigration New Zealand website for further details.

Joining us in New Zealand

Mount Maunganui Beach, Tauranga, New Zealand

When the time comes to join us in New Zealand you will be able to switch to face-to-face teaching at either our Hamilton or Tauranga campuses*.

It is important to remember that when you transfer to New Zealand you must be enrolled in full time study in order to be able to apply for an international student visa.

You will be guaranteed on-campus accommodation in Hamilton*.

New Zealand is rated as the fourth most peaceful country in the world in the 2023 Global Peace Index. A multi-cultural society, New Zealanders are friendly, welcoming and embrace diversity.

Many of our students choose to stay in New Zealand to further their careers after graduating. As an international student, you may have the option to engage in work while studying in New Zealand.

Experience spectacular landscapes, beaches and National Parks which attract visitors from near and far.

* Programme offerings vary between campuses, please refer to each qualification page for campus location options.
* Accommodation type is subject to availability.

Hear from a current online student

Farina Renato lives in India and started studying a Master of Business and Management with us online in March 2021. She was anxious about studying online as she hadn't learnt in this way before but since starting she has felt well-supported with her studies, has enjoyed the interactive elements and the highlight has been working on group projects with other students across the world.

"As an international student I couldn't have asked for a better online experience. The amount of support provided is unbelievable. All of the staff and faculty are extremely compassionate and accommodating."

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