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University of Waikato

Uni & Coll in Waikato


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  • The University of Waikato was found in 1956 after the locals of Hamilton filed a petition for the need of a University to serve the people of South Auckland region.
  • According to the QS Ranking 2021, the University of Waikato has jumped more than 30 places in past six years to 370th position in top 5% of world's 26,000 universities.
  • The globally-ranked subjects by QS World University Ranking for the University of Waikato are :
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business And Management Studies
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Economic
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sociology
  • The University of Waikato is ranked within top 100 universities out of 766 institutions from 85 countries.
  • The University of Waikato is ranked globally in top 300 universities by the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking in 2020 for the following subjects
  • Social Science
  • Business & Economics
  • Education
  • The University of Waikato is ranked at the 38th positions globally for the courses in Tourism and Hospitality Managements by Academic Ranking of World Universities – Subjects rankings in 2020.
  • According to the survey done by International Student Barometer 90% of the students are satisfied with the infrastructure and faculty of the University of Waikato.
  • The University of Waikato's engineering program is accredited by Engineering New Zealand; this means that the bachelor's degree offered by the University meets the benchmark of international standards.
  • The Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences of the university is the only member of the international group if iSchool, reflecting the international standards for information & technology ranging from cyber security to data mining.
  • The University's B School “Waikato Management School” has been awarded with the “Triple Crown” status and international acknowledgement of excellence in business education.
  • The University of Waikato has academic partnership with various international educational institutes and organizations that enables exchange programs to extend international exposure and enhance learning to students, the university is home of more than 2000 international students from over 80 countries across the globe.

Schools, Faculties & Research Institute

  • Division of Arts
  • Division of Law
  • Division of Psychology
  • Division of Social Sciences
  • Division of Health
  • Division of Engineering
  • Division of Computing
  • Division of Science
  • Division of Education
  • Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies
  • School of Graduate Research
  • Waikato Pathways college
  • Waikato Management School

Research Institutes

  • Environment Research Institute
  • New Zealand Institute for Business Research
  • Institute of Professional Learning
  • Te Kotahi Research Institute
  • National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis
  • Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research
  • New Zealand Institute of Security and Crime Science

Student Service

Hall of Residence

The Hamilton campus of the University has four hall of residence: Bryant Hall, College Hall, Student Village and Orchard Park. The Orchard Park offers self-catering facilities.

Off Campus Accommodation

There are various off-campus accommodation is available in both Hamilton and Tauranga campus. The accommodation service Office staff provides advice and information to help finding an accommodation off campus.

International Student Support

The International Student Services provide support to the international students in every aspect of their achievement and personal growth.

Student Counseling Services

Counseling staffs are available at the university for international students, enquiry and appointment can be made through Student Health Service.

Accessibility Services

This service is completely dedicated to the students who are differently abled; this is to remove obstacles in learning for students with specific learning disabilities.

Student Health Service

The Student Health Service is available to all students who pay the Student Services Levy.

Additional Health Service

  • Class Representative System
  • Student Administration
  • Pacific Support Services
  • Pathways to Excellence Program


The University of Waikato has two campuses one in Hamilton and another in Tauranga, along with a satellite campus located in Zhejiang University City College in Hangzhou.


The University of Waikato has its main campus in Hamilton, the Hamilton campus provides with culturally diverse and vibrant atmosphere also a safe environment to the students to live, study and socialize.

  • The Hamilton Campus is spread over 65 hectares with lots of gardens and sports fields and three lakes along with on-campus accommodation, Student center, recreation facility, Post Office, Pharmacy, Bank and ATM facilities, Medical Center, Counseling and disability support, Chapel and prayer space, stationary and book shop
  • The Hamilton Campus has a student center two libraries, high tech computer, student learning support along with an Information Desk for enquiries and enrolment.


  • The University of Waikato's Tauranga campus is situated at the center of Tauranga's CBD surrounded by food court, shopping and accommodation. Tauranga Campus is a brand new multi-level building with all same student services as the Hamilton Campus.
  • The Tauranga Campus provides a growing range of study options at both Undergraduate and postgraduate levels along with amazing location surrounded by beautiful beaches and city lifestyle.
  • The new campus offers various quality learning facilities including lecture spaces, library and multi-functional computer labs.
  • Tauranga's costal Marine field station is a part of the university's Environmental Research Institute, and the University Of Waikato Adams Center Of High Performance is also based nearby, it serves quality facility for both top athletes and health laboratory.
  • The CBD campus has four-storey campus building with communal study and social spaces along with contemporary features like vending machines, furniture with inbuilt charging points, bike racks, multi-functional meeting rooms, recycling station and student kitchenette.

Zhejiang University City College (Satellite campus)

The University of Waikato is the first university to teach and award three degree in China, resulting partnership with the Chinese Universities since 2002.

  • Bachelor of Business Analysis with Finance.
  • Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies with Design Media
  • Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design


On Campus

The University of Waikato provides on campus accommodation along with exciting social life as university has three hall of residence which are fully cratered and self-catered.

  • Bryant Hall
  • Kaupapa Maori Floor
  • Pasifika Floor

Facilities and Amenities

  • Internet and free Wifi
  • TV room with Sky
  • Computer room
  • Games room
  • Leisure Centre
  • Parking
  • Laundry