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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.

We are proud to be ranked among the top universities worldwide according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings. Waikato Management School is among 1% of universities to hold Triple Crown Accreditation. More than 90% of students surveyed who studied at the University of Waikato were satisfied with their experience, according to the 2019 International Student Barometer.

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 2020 Global Peace Index.

Why Choose the University of Waikato?

  • Internationally recognised: Ranked at 375= out of the world’s best 1,000 universities, 9 subjects globally ranked in the 2020 QS World University Subject Rankings. Tourism and Hospitality Management is ranked 38th worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020.
  • Triple Crown status (Waikato Management School): member of an elite group of business schools worldwide – an international acknowledgement of excellence in business education. Accredited to AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA – only 1% of the world’s business schools have met the strict standards of all three accreditation bodies.
  • 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 2020 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$10,000 available for international students.
  • Covid-19 flexibility: International students can start their studies online and come to New Zealand when the borders reopen to international students. Bursaries and tailored support available for all international students starting their studies from overseas

Awards and Achievements

  • Ranked at 375= out of the world’s best 1,000 universities in the 2021 QS world rankings
  • 9 subjects globally ranked in the 2020 QS World Subject Rankings.
  • Waikato Management School is one of only 1% of business schools to hold prestigious ‘Triple Crown’ status, with accreditation from AACSBEQUIS and AMBA.
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management ranked 38 worldwide in the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
  • We have recently been ranked as one of the top institutions in the world for accounting, according to the latest BYU Accounting Research Rankings.

University Scholarships

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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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