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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 2018, the QS World University Rankings placed the University of Waikato 274th in the world, an improvement of 127 places in five years. The University is also in the top 100 for research impact, meaning their research is amongst some of the most influential in the world.

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.


Programs

Bachelor's degree
Art & Design Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor of Design (BDes) On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Performing Arts
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Music On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Theatre Studies On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Music (BMus) On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Business
Bachelor of Business majoring in Digital Business On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Finance
Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Business majoring in Finance On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Human Resources
Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) majoring in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Management
Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours On campus 4 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Marketing
Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Strategic Management
Bachelor of Business majoring in Strategic Management On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Computer Science & IT
Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Applied Computing On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Computer Science On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc (Tech)) majoring in Computer Science On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Software Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours - Software Engineering On campus 4 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Engineering & Technology
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours - Electronic Engineering On campus 4 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours - Chemical and Biological Engineering On campus 4 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours - Civil Engineering On campus 4 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Environmental Planning On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours - Environmental Engineering On campus 4 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) On campus 4 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Material Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours - Materials and Process Engineering On campus 4 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc (Tech)) majoring in Materials Science On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours - Mechanical Engineering On campus 4 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Health & Well-Being
Social Work
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Social Policy On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) majoring in Social Policy On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) On campus 4 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Sports Science
Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Humanities & Culture
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Maori and Indigenous Studies On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Pacific and Indigenous Studies On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) majoring in Human Development On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) majoring in Maori and Indigenous Studies On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) majoring in Pacific and Indigenous Studies On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Anthropology
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Anthropology On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) majoring in Anthropology On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) majoring in Population Studies On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Economics
Bachelor of Business majoring in Economics On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) majoring in Economics On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)
History
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in History On campus 3 years Hamilton (New Zealand)

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Scholarships & funding

The University of Waikato offers several scholarships and bursaries for international students.  Some require an application while others are applied automatically. Contact the university for more information.

Campuses

Hamilton campus

Enjoy the vibrant student atmosphere at our Hamilton campus, offering a range of cafes, on-campus accommodation and cutting-edge learning facilities.

Tauranga campus

Our new Tauranga campus in the heart of the CBD adds to our current range of qualifications and combines beautiful beaches, a relaxed lifestyle and world-class university study.

Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC)

Gain a University of Waikato qualification while living and studying in China at Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC).

Accommodation

Choosing the right accommodation will help you transition smoothly to university life, get stuck into your studies and start building lifelong memories and friendships. There are various options available to students looking for affordable accommodation at both campuses.

  • Halls of Residence
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Home-stays (living with a local family)
  • Flatting and private renting
  • Summer accommodation
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