Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

The University of Waikato

Ko Te Tangata, For the People

Main campus: Hamilton

Other campuses: Tauranga; Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC), China

The University of Waikato focuses on the quality of our teaching and the learner experience; with smaller class sizes, students get greater flexibility and support from their lecturers.

We foster a collaborative environment through our workshops and tutorials as part of the learning process, and the engagement of students on campus in vibrant learning environments is a key aspect of our learning experience. Our flexible degree structures mean our students can study a broad range of subjects to shape a qualification that matches their strengths and career interests.

We make sure all of our students are industry-ready through our Work Integrated Learning module which provides hands-on experience with potential future employers, ensuring our students stand out from the crowd.


Ākonga Māori


Whether you are studying in Hamilton or Tauranga, Māori distinctiveness at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato is an integral part of the student experience for all students. From the new student pōwhiri to an official Marae graduation, there are events in which all students can participate.

Māori students make up a large proportion of the student population, which means our students are highly visible on campus. There are initiatives available to support Māori students throughout all levels of study which include Te Kāhui Pīrere - a first year transition programme, Te Āhurutanga Māori Student Leadership programme and Te Toi o Matariki Māori Graduate Student Excellence programme.

Our Māori student groups are also active across campus, leading events which further promote
whanaungatanga between new and returning students. Both Waikato campuses offer the only full immersion te reo Māori diploma at a University, Te Tohu Paetahi, which has paved the way for the revitalisation of te reo Māori for 30 years. With national and internationally recognised academic staff across the disciplines, support structures to you help achieve and a free bus from our surrounding
regions we welcome you to Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. Nau mai, haere mai.


WEBSITE KEY WORD SEARCH: Māori, Māori Student Support



Pacific students


Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Namaste, Talohi ni, Halo ola keta, Malo ni, Mauri, Halo Olaketa, Aloha kakou and warm Pacific greetings to all.


Waikato offers a diverse and supportive network of student services. We are committed to enhancing Pacific student success, and providing an enjoyable and supportive student experience.


The ‘Conch’ is a dedicated space to enhance the educational aspirations of Pacific students while supporting their cultural uniqueness. It is available for Fono, seminars and workshops, social gatherings and community events.


WEBSITE KEY WORD SEARCH: Pacific, Pacific Support



Student numbers


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2019 data. Source: Education Counts, Tertiary Statistics/Participation (updated May 2020).

*Domestic students only.

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