Preparing to come to New Zealand

Information about arriving in New Zealand, arranging accommodation, pathway student visa, medical and travel insurance.

Congratulations on your offer to study at the University of Waikato. In order to formally accept your offer you will need to pay your tuition fees.

Once you have paid your tuition fees and have your student visa, you will need to plan and prepare your move to New Zealand. There are some important steps that you will need to complete, including arranging your accommodation, booking flights to New Zealand and organising your medical and travel insurance.

The University of Waikato is committed to helping you through your journey. We recommend you download and read our Welcome to Waikato - A guide for new international students studying on campus (PDF, 2.2MB).

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our dedicated International Student Services team, they will happily assist and guide you through the process. You can also check out more information about arriving in New Zealand.

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