University of Waikato

University of Waikato

Hamilton , New Zealand
  • 70
    Acceptance Rate
  • 65
    Available Programs
  • 12500
  • 18058
    Average Cost
  • 91
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


The University has a student population of more than 12,500,including almost 2000 international students from more than 70 countries. At the main campus in Hamilton, students have access to on-and off-campus accommodation options, cafes, health services, an award-winning student centre, gym, a swimming pool and the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, all on 65 hectares of park-like grounds with access to regular public transport. There is also a satellite campus in Tauranga, a shared space with a partnering institution, but the University is also building its own state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the coastal city. Both cities are great places to be a student, with a vibrant and welcoming student culture, many recreational activities to enjoy and amongst the strongest economic centres in the country. Hamilton is only a 1.5 hour drive from New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, and is central to many other North Island towns and beaches.

Entry requirements

English Language Requirements for Admission:

an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no bands below 5.5 or.

an iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 80 with a Writing score of 21, or.

a B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or.

a PTE Academic overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42.

Other entry requirements depend on the program you have chosen,for more information

Scholarship & funding

Whether a school leaver, postgraduate student, or adult student, the University of Waikato offers hundreds of scholarship and grant opportunities, enabling accessible education for all students. For more information.


Student life

Waikato has a reputation for being the friendliest university in New Zealand. The university's campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga are bursting with life and energy.

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