Ko Te Tangata, For the People
Main campus: Hamilton
Other campus: Tauranga
University of Waikato graduates are known for making a big difference in the world around them and we look forward to helping you do the same. Our students have a desire to make their mark and pursue a career with purpose.
Our flexible degree structures mean you can study a broad range of subjects to shape a qualification that matches your strengths and career interests. You’ll gain hands-on experience through our work-integrated learning programme, giving you a competitive edge with potential future employers and helping you stand out from the crowd as you start your career.
Our Hamilton campus sits on 65 hectares of stunning grounds complete with cafés, lakes, vibrant Boon Street artworks and accommodation.
Our Tauranga campus, which opened in 2019, has enhanced the range of qualifications available to students in one of New Zealand’s most sought-after locations. The CBD campus offers a modern learning environment where students, researchers, the community and industry can work together.
Māori students make up nearly a quarter of our student population, so are visible and actively engaged in all aspects of university life. We have lots of initiatives to support our tauira Māori, including Te Kāhui Pīrere transition-to-university programme, Te Āhurutanga leadership programme, Māori mentors, scholarships and awards, and even a free bus from our surrounding regions.
Both Waikato campuses offer the only full immersion te reo Māori diploma at a university, Te Tohu Paetahi, which has helped revitalise te reo Māori for 30 years. Our Māori academic staff are internationally recognised leaders in Indigenous knowledge, so you’ll be learning from the best.
Our Rōpū Māori are active across campus, leading events that bring new and returning students together, connecting you into the whānau. From the moment you arrive on campus and attend the pōwhiri, through to your official graduation on our university marae, Te Kohinga Mārama, this is a place where you can feel at home.
Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato.
Website key word search: Māori, Māori Student Support
2021 data. Source: Ministry of Education. Custom data for Universities New Zealand (extracted 13 April 2022). Numbers have been rounded for confidentiality reasons.
Kia orāna, mālō e lelei, tālofa lava, fakaalofa lahi atu, ni sa bula vinaka, tālofa nī, halo olaketa, ko na mauri, tālofa, aloha and warm Pacific greetings.
We have a great team of dedicated Pacific support staff and resources to help you achieve your career aspirations. This includes our Imua initiative, which supports Pacific students in the transition to university, and our Pacific Excellence Scholarship.
We have many Pacific student associations you can join, and the ‘Conch’ on the Hamilton campus is a space for you to enjoy fono, seminars, workshops, social gatherings and community events.
Website key word search: Pacific, Pacific Support