Why Study at Waikato?
Are you seeking an education that will set you up for where the world is going? The University of Waikato is a world-ranked university. We are also known as one of the friendliest universities in New Zealand and we want to help you achieve your best future self. With award-winning lecturers and more than 100 subjects to choose from, you can feel confident knowing you're receiving the best education to take on the world’s challenges and land your dream job.
Top five reasons to study at Waikato
Study your way
We make it easy for you to study exactly what you want. With plenty of subjects to choose from you can shape your degree to suit your interests and career plans.
Ultimate student experience
Our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses have everything you need so you’ll always be right in the heart of the action. We’re also close to surf beaches and ski fields so you don’t have to go far for adventure.
We have a low student-to-staff ratio and smaller class sizes so you have better access to lecturers, tutors and support staff. You’ll belong at Waikato no matter where you’re from.
We reward academic ability, sporting talent and leadership potential with our range of scholarships. If you achieve NCEA Level 2 with Merit or Excellence you’re eligible for up to $5,000 to put towards your studies.
See the world
The Waikato Overseas Experience gives you the opportunity to travel to any of our partner universities across Asia, America, South America and Europe, and count your overseas study towards your degree.