City Life at Waikato
The University of Waikato’s main campus is in Hamilton, a city known for its beautiful gardens, lively events, and access to outdoor adventures. As one of New Zealand’s fastest growing cities, the river city has plenty to offer students while they study, to make their university experience one-of-a-kind. Students can explore Hamilton Gardens, visit the Waikato Museum, or enjoy a stroll along the Waikato River. A short drive away lies Hobbiton, the famous movie set from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. Or for those who want to experience beautiful beaches and surfing, the town of Raglan is only 45-minutes’ drive away.
The University of Waikato’s second campus is located in Tauranga, a city of around 130,000 people around 80 minutes from Hamilton. The campus is a multipurpose space where students, researchers, the community, and industry can work together in the heart of the fastest growing region in New Zealand. Studying abroad at the University of Waikato offers international students a unique study experience filled with culture and adventure.