Application and enrolment dates

It's never to early to start your application to study at Waikato. You can apply online or contact us on 0800 WAIKATO

New domestic students and all returning students

Semester B 2019 (8 July 2019 to 1 November 2019)

  • Applications to enrol due: Monday 1 July 2019
  • Completion of enrolment into papers: Friday 5 July 2019

Semester T 2019 (11 November 2019 to 20 December 2019)

  • Applications to enrol due: Tuesday 22 October 2019
  • Completion of enrolment into papers: Friday 1 November 2019

Please note: Some programmes have application deadlines that differ from the standard deadlines. Find out more about enrolment at Waikato.

New international students

Semester B 2019 (Mon 8 July - Fri 1 Nov)

  • Recommended date: Friday 31 May 2019*
  • Completion of enrolment into papers: Friday 5 July 2019
Please note: *This is a recommended date, in order to have sufficient time to secure flights, accommodation and a visa after submitting your application. If you submit your application later than this, we will still process it as quickly as possible.

Contact us about choosing a programme of study

Domestic students
Phone 0800 WAIKATO

International students
Phone +64 7 838 4610
Within New Zealand: 0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 582) or +64 7 856 2889

Change of enrolment

Deadlines for changing the papers you're enrolled in, deleting papers (with a refund of the prescribed fees) or withdrawing from papers (without a refund) are found in the Change of Enrolment Regulations.

Contact us about application and enrolment

Phone 0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 582) or +64 7 856 2889

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning is offered to students that recognises previous tertiary study or non-formal education.

Please ensure that your application is received by the University six weeks prior to the start of your first semester of study.

See Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning for more information.

Applications received after the due date will be considered if there are spaces available.

Contact us about applying for credit and recognition of prior learning

Phone 0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 582) or +64 7 856 2889

Halls of Residence

Applications for our halls of residence will open in the second half of the year.

International student homestay

Your International Homestay Application Form must be received by the University at least three weeks before you arrive in New Zealand.

Contact Accommodation Services

Phone 0800 WAIKATO ( 0800 924 582 ) or +64 7 838 4084

Programmes with other application and enrolment dates

Some specialised programmes have application and enrolment dates that differ to those above.