Application and enrolment dates

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

New students and all returning students

  • Any person who wishes to enrol at the University must submit an application to enrol by the relevant deadline.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline may be accepted if space is available.
  • See how to apply online.

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.

Research/thesis programmes

Application closing dates will be 31st January, 31st May and 30th September. Applications must be completed online and received before midnight (NZ time) on the deadline of the application round for which you are applying.

Please note that paper applications cannot be accepted. If your online application to enrol arrives after one of these closing dates, your application will be considered in the following application round. All incomplete or incorrect applications are unable to be considered further.

Contact us

Domestic students

0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 5286)

International students

+64 7 856 2889 (Within New Zealand 0800 WAIKATO)