The University of Waikato

The University Of Waikato

Our students say Waikato has the most beautiful campus in the country. All our first-class facilities are in one location, building a strong sense of community. You’ll find Waikato has a laid-back and easy atmosphere and in 2014, the campus was declared smoke free.

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    The University Of Waikato Overview

    The University of Waikato, based in the city of Hamilton in New Zealand’s North Island, is one of New Zealand’s leading research universities, made up of seven faculties and schools, with more than 12,000 students, including 2000 international students.

    The main campus covers 64 hectares of landscaped gardens and lakes, with extensive sporting and recreational areas and has four Halls of Residence.

    Many international students take the opportunity to study at our coastal campus in Tauranga.

    We have recently launched a new international scholarship specifically aimed at high achieving international students from selected countries. For more information click here.

      Fast Facts:

    • University of Waikato is ranked in top 1.1% in the world by the latest QS World University Rankings.
    • Waikato is awarded a five star rating by QS Stars.
    • The THE's rankings of international outlook placed university at 69th place in the world.
    • The University of Waikato is ranked 68th out of 100 "most international" universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education and it has 12 subjects ranked in the top 250 in the world.
    • Waikato is ranked 2nd in New Zealand for the Student support and 46th in the world.

      School Features

    • Academic guidance
    • Accommodation advisory service
    • Banking facilities on campus
    • Career guidance
    • English language support
    • Homestay placement service
    • International student services
    • Wifi on campus


    • Halls of Residence
    • Boarding hostel
    • Homestay

    The University Of Waikato Campus Life

    The University Of Waikato College Programs (Courses)