Enjoy our competitive benefits

Join us and experience our lifestyle-changing benefits.  The University of Waikato campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga are close to some of New Zealand’s most glorious nature spots – from beaches to caves and native bush. Staff enjoy working in a relaxed campus environment, with handy shops and services.

Professional Development

  • Study with us while you work – with low or no charges for papers
  • We support and encourage personal and professional development of our employees by offering a variety of in-house development programmes throughout the year

Academic Study Leave

  • We support and encourage our eligible academic employees to take study leave - paid study leave of up to eight weeks for each year of service is available for eligible academic staff


  • Privately run crèche and kōhanga reo childcare at the Hamilton Campus

Work-life balance

  • Flexible working arrangements can support an effective work life balance; requests are welcomed. Our technology supports working anytime and anywhere

Health and Wellbeing


  • Five weeks leave per year, in addition to the 12 NZ statutory holidays
  • Generous sick leave provisions to ensure you have time to look after yourself and immediate whanau/family during periods of sickness or injury
  • There are also a number of other generous leave entitlements available to employees including parental leave, long service leave, volunteer leave, study and professional development leave
  • Volunteer Service Leave is encouraged for activities in support of organisations, projects and causes for the common good

Superannuation / Retirement schemes

  • You can join the UniSaver NZ superannuation scheme, eligible subsidised employees can benefit from up to 6.75% employer contributions
  • KiwiSaver is also available for eligible employees

Parking and Transport

  • Multiple car parks are located around the Hamilton campus with parking charged at a low discounted rate, there is also free parking on nearby streets
  • Subsidised bus fares within Hamilton city
  • Secure bike storage facilities across campus


  • Discounts on goods and services with well-known brands e.g. PB Tech
  • A wide range of professional and interest networks across campus

Note: Benefits entitlement will depend on your employment agreement and location.