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University Of Waikato

Hamilton, Tauranga (satellite)

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Health Sciences, Arts, Business and Tourism, DLaw, Medicine, Music, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Sciences, Surveying, Teaching, Business Administration (MBA)

The University of Waikato opened in 1964. It has approximately 13,000 students – over 2000 of them are international students who join us from 70 countries.

Where it is:
The University of Waikato has two campuses. The main campus is in Hamilton – New Zealand’s fourth largest city – with a smaller campus in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty. Hamilton is the heart of the Waikato province, one of New Zealand’s major agricultural and scientific regions. Our students tell us we’re a friendly university.

The campus is beautiful, covering 65 hectares, with lakes and extensive gardens and a new $30 million student centre. Off campus, the closest beach is 40 minutes’ drive away, ski fields are a three-hour drive, and Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is 90 minutes up the road.

Seven faculties offer bachelor and masters degrees, graduate and postgraduate diplomas, and doctoral qualifications.

All degree programmes are internationally recognised and our global connections are wide and strong.

The University is ranked number one in New Zealand in ten subjects, and all faculty focus on high quality research and teaching. There are specialised research institutes, centres and groups based on campus.

The University of Waikato has 82 professors and 77 associate professors. The University acknowledges teaching excellence and is committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio.

  • Teaching is research based and student centred
  • Professors often teach first year students
  • Quality programmes and flexible degrees
  • Waikato staff regularly win national and international teaching awards
  • Waikato Management School is accredited to three international accreditation agencies – AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB


  • In the 2006 (most recent) round of Performance Based Research Fund evaluations, the University of Waikato was number one in New Zealand in ten subjects: accounting and finance; chemistry; communications, journalism and media studies, computer science; ecology, evaluation and behaviour; management; molecular and cellular biology; music, literary arts and other arts; pure and applied mathematics and education.
  • Seven research institutes on campus, nine research centres, eleven research units and groups
  • The International Centre for Terrestrial Antarctic Research (ICTAR) is based at Waikato
  • World leaders in lake and river restoration
  • A national leader in demographic research
  • Coastal marine scientists have served the Bay or Plenty for more than 40 years
  • Specialist expertise in demand for international research in multi-disciplinary areas ranging from climate change to digital systems, and from demography to socio-economic development being undertaken in geographically diverse areas such as Antarctica, the Pacific, South America and Europe.


International research collaborations benefit students

Student Satisfaction

Our students tell us we’re a friendly university. They like our:

  • Student-centred teaching
  • Beautiful 65 hectare campus
  • Approachable and helpful academic staff
  • Well-equipped Recreation Centre
  • World-class auditorium on campus
  • Work placement opportunities
  • Multi-functional student centre
  • Free car parking
  • Our location – close to beaches and ski fields and plenty of outdoor activities available
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