Established over 60 years ago in Hamilton, New Zealand and now a new purpose-built campus in Tauranga, the University of Waikato is a progressive and innovative institution of higher learning. With an eye on the future, the university provides students with an international education, aligned with an excellent research culture. The university is placed 375 out of the world's best 1,000 universities by the QS World University Rankings 2021.
The university has been highly rated by international students who registered an overall satisfaction of 90 per cent according to the 2019 International Student Barometer. The University of Waikato is proud to have been the university of choice for over 15,000 international students (between 2000-2020) from across the globe who form part of a culturally diverse student community. International students also have the opportunity to apply for numerous bursaries and scholarships at the university.
The institution is committed to providing the ideal learning environment for students which is supported by highly-qualified and renowned faculty. In addition to academic support, international students are assisted consistently throughout their studies, from counselling to career guidance. Programmes include being paired with an existing student to assist with settling in. There is also an energetic and vibrant student life to get involved in with clubs, societies and activities.
Students are well prepared by the university for the rigours of a career in a variety of workplaces. The university maintains good relationships with industry and prospective employers often visit the institution to chat to students and discuss internships or work placements. Students are actively encouraged to engage with both potential employers and alumni to get an insight into the world of work and take advantage of the opportunities on offer.