We're committed to ensuring you have an enjoyable and rewarding academic experience at Waikato, no matter how long or short your time with us. Experience smaller class sizes, friendly staff, and a welcoming community. Almost all courses are open to study abroad and exchange students, making it easy to get the credits your need. Our programmes are industry relevant and offer opportunities in 实习, 研究, 和领导能力, allowing you to put your learning into practice while building up your networks.
Celebrating our diverse culture
在澳博体育app文化中, we celebrate our indigenous people, 毛利, and their cultures and traditions are woven into various aspects of New Zealand life. 在机场, spot 毛利 translations on signage, and during your travels take the opportunity to watch a spine-tingling haka (traditional war dance) performance. Waikato proudly has the highest percentage of 毛利 domestic students compared to the other New Zealand universities.
Affordable living costs
Experience the perks of city life with lower prices when compared to larger cities. Rent and food costs are lower, and the city bus costs less than NZ$2 a ride when using a Student ID. 汉密尔顿 and 陶兰加 are some of New Zealand's fastest growing cities allowing for plenty of exploration, a vibrant café culture, all while experiencing Kiwi hospitality at its best.
Extensive 国际 Student 支持
Living and studying overseas can be challenging. Our 国际 Services Office is a dedicated team that provide assistance in the following areas: Immigration and student visa information, medical and travel insurance, international orientations and events, study Abroad and 交换, international Government 奖学金, support and pastoral care.
The Waikato student experience is memorable. We have a diverse group of people with different cultures and ideas, which creates a vibrant student atmosphere. With our range of student clubs and on and off-campus events, you will many opportunities to create lasting memories and forever friends. Join our buddy programme and learn from a local about living in 汉密尔顿. Volunteer through our specially designed programme, all while gaining the opportunity to attend workshops and participate at university events.
汉密尔顿 is well positioned near the centre of the North Island and close to New Zealand's biggest city, 奥克兰, 和海滩, 森林和山脉. The surfing town of Raglan is only 45 minutes drive away.
陶兰加 is on the coast with golden s和海滩 at your doorstep. You will be spoilt for rock pools, 游泳, and surfing spots and you're located close to cultural hot spot and geothermal city, 罗托鲁瓦.