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Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

The University of Waikato

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Ko Te Tangata, For the People

Main campus: Hamilton

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

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 flexible degree structures mean you can study a broad range of subjects to shape a qualification that matches your strengths and career interests.

With smaller class sizes, you’ll get greater support from your lecturers. Our workshops and tutorials give you the chance to collaborate closely with your classmates, building lasting friendships and your professional network for the future. 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.

Hamilton campus
Our Hamilton campus is situated on 65 hectares of stunning grounds complete with cafes, lakes, vibrant Boon Street artworks, and on-campus accommodation.

Tauranga campus
Our award-winning Tauranga campus, just two years old, offers a modern learning environment that’s a stone’s throw from the beautiful Tauranga waterfront and downtown shopping precinct. Students can move easily between campuses with our free, wifi-enabled Kaimai shuttle, which runs throughout the day during the trimesters.

That’s just the beginning - we’re proud to be a big part of the thriving cities of Hamilton and Tauranga, where you’ll enjoy the exciting events and laidback lifestyle these cities offer, and some of the country’s best beaches, lakes, mountains and natural reserves on your doorstep.



Ākonga Māori


Māori students make up nearly a quarter of our student population, and in welcoming you to join our University whānau, we want you to know we are committed to helping you succeed. 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 Māori student groups are active across campus, leading events which 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, 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



Student numbers


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2020 data. Source: Education Counts, Tertiary Statistics/Participation

*Domestic students only.


Pacific students


Kia orāna, mālō e lelei, tālofa lava, fakaalofa lahi atu, ni sa bula vinaka, taloha ni, halo olaketa, ko na mauri, tālofa, aloha and warm Pacific greetings. 

We have a great team of dedicated Pacific support staff and resources in place to help you achieve your aspirations. This includes our Imua initiative which supports Pacific students in the transition to university, and scholarships like our Tertiary Achievement in Pacific Ako Awards.

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 and workshops, social gatherings, and community events.

Website Key Word Search: Pacific, Pacific Support