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University of Waikato

Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

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.The University has campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga, and offers qualifications in a broad range of subjects – 10 of which are recognised as being in the top 200 of their kind in the world. Many international students take the opportunity to study at our coastal campus in Tauranga.

  • 12,000+
    Total Students
  • 27%
    International Students
  • NZD 23,380
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • NZD 9,300
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 17
    Students Per Staff

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Overview

University of Waikato is ranked among the world’s top 1.1% of universities. From modest beginnings on what was largely farmland, the University of Waikato has grown to a student population of about 13,000 of whom more than 4800 complete a qualification annually. Today the University employs 2000 academic and support staff, making a significant contribution to the local and national economy.

University of Waikato is committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge.

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. Since their earliest days they have worked closely with iwi, particularly Tainui, to make the University accessible to Maori students and to foster an environment of success.

The Waikato Students' Union represents all students on campus, and publishes the student magazine Nexus. Law students are represented by the University of Waikato Law Students' Association, Te Whakahiapo (the Māori law students' association), and the Pacific Law Students' Association.

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. Many of its programmes provide the opportunity for students to participate in practical learning and internships with a clear focus on preparing industry-ready graduates.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 83% Students
  • NZD 27,680 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 17% Students
  • NZD 32,043 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at University of Waikato

Foundation Certificates

  • Certificate of Attainment in Academic English - 1.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Certificate of Attainment in English Language - 1.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies - 0.5 to 1.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults - (Hamilton)
  • Certificate of University Preparation - 0.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • General English Language Programme - (Hamilton)
  • Pathways Programmes

Bachelor's degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts - 3.0 Years (Hamilton, Tauranga)
  • Bachelor of Business - 3 Years (Hamilton, Tauranga)
  • Bachelor of Business Analysis - 3.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies - 3.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours - 4.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Bachelor of Design - 3 Years (Hamilton)
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours - 4.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Planning - 4.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance - 3.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Bachelor of Laws - 4.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours - 4 Years (Hamilton)
  • Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies - 3.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Bachelor of Music - 3.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Bachelor of Science - 3.0 Years (Hamilton, Tauranga)
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) - 3 Years (Hamilton)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - 3.0 Years (Hamilton, Tauranga)
  • Bachelor of Social Work - 4.0 Years (Tauranga)
  • Bachelor of Teaching - 3.0 Years (Hamilton, Tauranga, Online)
  • Bachelor of Tourism - 3.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Conjoint Degree

Diplomas and Certificates

  • Certificate - 1.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Certificate in STEM - 0.5 - 2 Years (Hamilton, Online)
  • Diploma - 1.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Diploma in Law - (Hamilton, Tauranga)
  • Graduate Certificate - 0.5 Years ()
  • Graduate Diploma - 1.0 Years
  • Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution - (Hamilton)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law - (Hamilton)
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching - 1.0 Years (Hamilton, Tauranga, Online)
  • Postgraduate Certificate - 0.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology - 0.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning
  • Postgraduate Diploma - 1.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies - 1 or 2 years (Hamilton, Tauranga)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Clinical) - 1.17 Years (Hamilton)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology - 1.0 Years (Hamilton)

Master's Degrees

  • Master of Applied Psychology - 2.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Arts - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Arts (Applied) - 1.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Business Administration - 2.0 Years (Hamilton, Tauranga)
  • Master of Business and Management - 12 months (Hamilton)
  • Master of Computer Graphic Design - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Counselling - 2.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Cyber Security - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Digital Business - 1.5 Years (Hamilton, Online)
  • Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Education - 1.5 Years (Hamilton, Tauranga)
  • Master of Educational Leadership - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Engineering - 1.25 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Engineering Practice - 1 - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Environment and Society - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Environmental Planning - 1.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Environmental Sciences - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance - 1.5 Years (Hamilton, Tauranga)
  • Master of Information Technology - 1-1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Laws - 1.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Laws in Maori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law - 1.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Management Studies - 1 or 2 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Media and Creative Technologies - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Music - 1.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Māori and Indigenous Business - 1.5 Years (Online)
  • Master of Māori and Pacific Development - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Professional Accounting - 14.0 Months (Hamilton)
  • Master of Professional Writing - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Science - 1 - 1.5 Years (Hamilton, Tauranga)
  • Master of Science (Research) - 2.0 Years (Hamilton, Tauranga)
  • Master of Science (Technology) - 2.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Security and Crime Science - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Social Sciences - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Teaching and Learning - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)

Higher Degrees

  • Doctor of Education - 3.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Doctor of Juridical Science - 3.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts - 3.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - 4.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Law) - (Hamilton)
  • Doctor of Laws - 4.0 Years (Hamilton)
  • Master of Philosophy - 1.5 Years (Hamilton)

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.0
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 79
  • TOEFL (Masters) 90

Academic Life

  • 56 : 44
    Female male ratio

Student Life

  • 1483
    Employees
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type

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