International Onshore

As a home away from home for more than 2000 international students, the University of Waikato is here to help you succeed and achieve your career goals.

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Study with us in New Zealand

Alongside a quality education that includes access to internships and real-world learning, you will be welcomed into our student whānau (family) and receive the academic and pastoral support you need to make the most of your student journey.

We have a diverse student population of over 80 different nationalities studying on our two campuses in New Zealand. Our size allows you to be more than just a number. Waikato have dedicated staff who are eager to support you through your journey, to celebrate your culture and teach you about ours.

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Scholarships for International Students

We want to celebrate your excellence with an International Scholarship!

Our scholarships are tailored to support you as an international student who will be studying in New Zealand.

If you have performed well academically in your previous study, we want to reward you with on of our Vice-Chancellor’s International Excellence Scholarships.

For 2023 we are introducing our new scholarships:

We are also continuing to offer our dedicated scholarship for international school leavers in New Zealand:

For Waikato international student graduates, we are now offering a new progression bursary for our own students who progress from undergraduate to postgraduate study:

Why study with us?

WIL is included in many of our qualifications. Work-Integrated Learning
International Student Services dedicated care and support
Personalised career development support for your next steps Career advice

Study at the University of Waikato

Located outside of NZ?

Live in residential halls, self-catered apartments or homest Accommodation
Waikato Management School ranked in the top 1% globally.
More than 80 student clubs and a multifaith Chapel.

What do you want to study?

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Chat to a current student!

Find out what life at our university is really like by asking our current students. Chat with them about student clubs, accommodation, living in Hamilton or Tauranga, and all thigs student life.

They are ready and waiting for you - connect now!