University of Waikato

Accepted qualifications:

International Foundation Year

International Year One

Accounting and Finance

Business Management

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Events Management

Master's Preparation / Pre-Sessional

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The University of Waikato stands proudly on the world stage as a provider of future-focused, international education. Through our strong connections with local, national and global industries, we create opportunities for you to apply your knowledge and skills in real work environments.

Our 11 faculties and schools cover a wide range of subjects, including arts & humanities, sciences, engineering, business & management, health & sport, education and law. Our faculties and schools combine world-class research with state-of-the-art facilities and relevant, forward-thinking teaching. All of our bachelor’s degrees and a number of our postgraduate programmes include work-integrated learning opportunities, with over 2,000 internships and placements available each year.

Our students tell us we are one of the friendliest and most supportive universities in New Zealand. Our dedicated staff provide you with the advice and support you need to ensure your time at Waikato is successful. New Zealand is also one of the most peaceful countries in the world, ranked second in the 2021 Global Peace Index.

Why Choose the University of Waikato?

  • Waikato experience: Two vibrant and friendly campuses in the cities of Hamilton and Tauranga. Small class sizes, on-campus accommodation, dedicated international student support team and international buddy programme for new students.
  • Safe and affordable living: Living costs in Hamilton and Tauranga are lower in comparison to larger cities such as Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne. New Zealand is one of the most peaceful countries worldwide, ranked second in the 2021 Global Peace index.
  • Industry-ready: More than 2,000 industry placements and internships offered each year. Every undergraduate degree and a number of postgraduate degrees include work-integrated learning opportunities.
  • Scholarships and bursaries up to NZ$20,000 available for international students.
  • Covid-19 flexibility: International students can start their studies online in 2022 or face-to-face from March 2023. 20% fee reduction applied to all online study.

Awards and Achievements

  • Ranked at 373= out of the world’s best 1,000 universities in the 2022 QS world rankings.
  • Waikato Management School is one of only 1% of business schools to hold prestigious ‘Triple Crown’ status,
  • Business and Economics at Waikato are ranked #1 in New Zealand in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings by Subject.
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management ranked among the top 75 worldwide in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

University Scholarships

  • All NCUK students progressing to Waikato from the International Foundation Year are awarded a NZ$6,000 scholarship
  • All NCUK students progressing to Waikato from the International Year One and the Master’s Preparation are awarded a NZ$5,000 scholarship
  • Academic merit scholarships of up to NZ$20,000 are also available

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University of Waikato

The University of Waikato,
Te Whare Wananga o Waikato,
Gate 1, Knighton Road
Hamilton 3240
Phone: +64 7 838 4610

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