Breadcrumbs

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

Trimester A 2020 (2 March 2020 to 26 June 2020)

  • Applications to enrol due: Monday 24 February 2020
  • Completion of enrolment into papers: Friday 28 February 2020

Trimester B 2020 (13 July 2020 to 6 November 2020)

  • Applications to enrol due: Monday 6 July 2020
  • Completion of enrolment into papers: Friday 10 July 2020

Trimester C 2020 (16 November 2020 to 19 February 2021)

  • Applications to enrol due: Tuesday 9 November October 2020
  • Completion of enrolment into papers: Friday 13 November 2020

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


New international students

Trimester A 2020 (2 March 2020 to 26 June 2020)

  • Recommended date: Friday 17 January 2020*
  • Completion of enrolment into papers: Friday 28 February 2020

Trimester B 2020 (13 July 2020 to 6 November 2020)

  • Recommended date: Friday 29 May 2020*
  • Completion of enrolment into papers: Friday 10 July 2020

Trimester C 2020 (16 November 2020 to 19 February 2021)

  • Recommended date: Friday 2 October 2020*
  • Completion of enrolment into papers: Friday 13 November 2020
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
Email [email protected]

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
Email [email protected]

Halls of Residence

2021 A & B Trimester - Domestic Students

01/08/2020

Applications open for 2021 Accommodation

30/09/2020

All completed applications will be considered for a place.

From 1 October 2020

First round of offers will be sent out (e-mail)

21/10/2020

Acceptances are due back

29/10/2020

2nd round of offers will go out (subject to availability)

We will continue to make offers right through to February 2020 subject to availability.

2021 A & B Trimester - International Students (currently in New Zealand only)

01/08/2020

Applications open for 2021 Accommodation

14/10/2020

All completed applications will be considered for a place.

16/10/2020

First round of offers will be sent out (e-mail)

31/10/2020

Acceptances are due back

9/11/2020

2nd round of offers will go out (subject to availability)

We will continue to make offers right through to February 2021 subject to availability

2021 A & B Trimester – Returning Students

01/08/2020

Applications open for 2021 Accommodation

07/10/2020

All completed applications will be considered for a place.

09/10/2020

First round of offers will be sent out (e-mail)

23/10/2020

Acceptances are due back

02/11/2020

2nd round of offers will go out (subject to availability)

We will continue to make offers right through to February 2021 subject to availability

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
Email [email protected]

Programmes with other application and enrolment dates

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

School of Psychology Masters Application deadlines for MA, MSc and MSocSc are: March 2 (decision notified by April 10), July 1 (decision notified August 7), November 1 (decision notified December 11).

Applications can be found here.