University of Waikato

One of New Zealand’s leading institutions for teaching and research, the University of Waikato caters for around 12,500 students and 1,500 staff across two vibrant campuses: expansive, leafy grounds in Hamilton and a state-of-the-art campus in downtown Tauranga.

The University’s diverse and welcoming student community includes a strong Māori and Pacific presence (35% of the domestic student population), along with a further 670 students at its joint institute with Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC) in China, reflecting strong international partnerships as well as an inclusive domestic setting.

Students at Waikato enjoy quality learning experiences and smaller class sizes, flexible degree structures, work-integrated learning to ensure they are industry ready, and supportive research supervision from internationally acclaimed academics.

The University also delivers world-leading research, particularly in the areas of environmental sustainability, cyber security and safety, physical and mental health, and indigenous wellbeing.

The University of Waikato is ranked at 375= out of the world’s best 1,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings, and is also globally ranked in 12 subject areas.