The University of Waikato, located in the central North Island city of Hamilton, is an internationally recognised tertiary institution offering degree programmes designed to produce job-ready graduates. Each year, the University provides more than 2,000 industry placements and internship opportunities, believing its students benefit from the chance to put the theory they have learnt in classrooms, into practice in a real-world employment environment.
With a diverse student population – we have students representing more than 80 different nationalities – the University offers a welcoming and vibrant garden campus environment where students are encouraged to study and play. This diversity spills into our classrooms, adding an extra dimension to learning through working with people of different cultures and backgrounds.
When students choose to study with us, they gain a globally recognised education. The University has jumped 100 places in the QS World University Rankings in recent years, making it among the top 1.1% of universities in the world. More than 89% of its students are employed within six months of graduating and are recruited to jobs all over the world. The University is also in the top 100 for research impact, meaning their research is amongst some of the most influential in the world.
Academic staff at Waikato are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping their students build the skills and knowledge required to be successful in their careers. Inside and out of the classroom, you will be encouraged to engage with your lecturers, to ask questions and generate debate.
Enjoy the vibrant student atmosphere at our Hamilton campus, offering a range of cafes, on-campus accommodation and cutting-edge learning facilities.
Our new Tauranga campus in the heart of the CBD adds to our current range of qualifications and combines beautiful beaches, a relaxed lifestyle and world-class university study.
Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC)
Gain a University of Waikato qualification while living and studying in China at Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC).
Choosing the right accommodation will help you transition smoothly to university life, get stuck into your studies and start building lifelong memories and friendships. There are various options available to students looking for affordable accommodation at both campuses.
Halls of Residence
Home-stays (living with a local family)
Flatting and private renting
Scholarships & funding
The University of Waikato offers several scholarships and bursaries for international students. Some require an application while others are applied automatically. Contact the university for more information.
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