Waikato Institute of Technology

Waikato Institute of Technology

Hamilton , New Zealand
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 26
    Available Programs
  • 20000
  • 22000
    Average Cost
  • Permit


The institution was founded in 1924 as Hamilton Technical College. The name was changed to Waikato Technical Institute in 1968 and to The Waikato Polytechnic in 1987. The name changed again in 2001, to The Waikato Institute of Technology. Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs) and a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region. There are over 1700 international students studying at Wintec, from 50 different countries. Wintec offers training in engineering, trades, science, technology, agriculture, sport, health and social services, education, business and manufacturing, tourism, hospitality, events, English language, media and the creative industries.

Entry requirements

High school completion is required. All Wintec mainstream programmes have an English language requirement for students whose first language is not English.

Scholarship & funding

Many different types of scholarships are on offer. For more information


Student life

How to Wintec is a video series that answers our most frequently asked questions. In this episode we explore Where to live while studying at Wintec.