The University of Waikato is renowned for its global research portfolio, distinctive future-focused courses, and world-class international education.
Established for over 60 years, it has three campuses two Hamilton and Tauranga city in New Zealand, with a third located at Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC) in China.
Over 8,359 students from 80 countries are enrolled, and its 2,500 international students rated their overall satisfaction with the institution at 90 per cent (International Student Barometer 2019).
It offers a range of subjects across multiple divisions, faculties, and schools. This includes undergraduate degrees, postgraduate diplomas, masters and higher degrees. The university provides a flexible degree structure, so students can customize their qualification to suit their strengths and career goals.
Led by an award-winning faculty, and strengthened by strong partnerships, the university's distinct courses provide students with an international education. Small classes provide accessibility to lecturers for individual support, and an engaging learning environment.
The university is globally ranked in several subjects by both QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education (THE). Also recognized for its research excellence, Waikato is ranked 72nd for its quality and impact of research (QS World University Rankings 2021) and in the top 60 worldwide for research that supports economic growth (THE 2021)
Prospective employers and alumni regularly visit the institution to discuss internships and work placements. Every year, the university offers over 2,000 industry placements and internships to undergraduate and postgraduate students for unique work experiences and networking opportunities.
Two of New Zealand's fastest growing cities are nearby to the university's campuses. A short commute to Auckland, students can experience both busy city and a relaxed lifestyle, with beautiful beaches, mountains and lakes also nearby.