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The University of Waikato

UNIVERSITY

The University of Waikato

Address

Hamilton Campus
Hamilton Campus
Gate 1 Knighton Road
Hillcrest
Waikato
3240

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Phone number

+64 7 838 4610

The University of Waikato, located in the central North Island city of Hamilton, is an internationally recognised tertiary institution offering degree programmes designed to produce job-ready graduates. Each year, the University provides more than 2,000 industry placements and internship opportunities, believing its students benefit from the chance to put the theory they have learnt in classrooms, into practice in a real-world employment environment.

With a diverse student population - we have students representing more than 80 different nationalities - the University offers a welcoming and vibrant garden campus environment where students are encouraged to study and play.  This diversity spills into our classrooms, adding an extra dimension to learning through working with people of different cultures and backgrounds.

When students choose to study with us, they gain a globally recognised education. In 2017, the QS World University Rankings placed the University of Waikato in the world’s top 1.1% of universities, as Waikato works its way up the rankings, having gained over 100 places in the last four years.

Academic staff at Waikato are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping their students build the skills and knowledge required to be successful in their careers. Inside and out of the classroom, you will be encouraged to engage with your lecturers, to ask questions and generate debate.

Beyond academic life, the University has an enthusiastic and energetic international student support team who are dedicated to helping international students with life outside the classroom including medical insurance, visa renewals as well as organising social events to connect you with other students and the wider community. 

For high achieving international students, the University offers an International Excellence Scholarship, up to NZ$10,000.  For more information click here.

As the University of Waikato continues to grow, it is expanding its teaching and research activity to the Bay of Plenty region, building a new campus in Tauranga's CBD, opening to students in February 2019. 


Connect with us on social media:
Facebook : facebook.com/waikatouniversity

Twitter : @waikato

wechat: UniversityofWaikato

Instagram @waikatointernational

 

 

Key information

  • Male and Female

    Male and Female

  • 12000
    approx

    Total number of students

  • 2000
    approx

    International students

  • Multiple Regions

    Multiple Regions

More about The University of Waikato

  • The University of Waikato

    Welcome to Waikato

  • The University of Waikato

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  • Student Centre

    Student Centre

  • Academic

    Academic

  • Clubs

    Clubs

  • Waikato

    Waikato

  • Lecture Hall

    Lecture Hall

When surveyed, our students said Waikato had one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, and 93% of our students were satisfied with their experience at Waikato (International Student Barometer Survey 2017).

Our first-class facilities are located on one campus, building a strong sense of community. You'll find Waikato has a laid-back and easy-going atmosphere that welcomes and is inclusive of new students. We provide an extensive orientation programme for all students beginning with a traditional Māori pōwhiri (welcome) at our campus marae (meeting house).

As a new student, we encourage you to participate in our International Buddy Programme which will pair you with a student mentor of similar interests. Having someone you know you can go to with any question makes your transition to life at Waikato and in New Zealand much easier. 

It's a great place to study and we invite you to join us and experience it for yourself. 

Our motto, Ko Te Tangata - For the people, is the essence of everything we do - that's why you are made to feel home at the University of Waikato.

 

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