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The Waikato Institute of Technology, also known as Wintec, is one of New Zealand's leading institute of technology based in Hamilton. Approximately 20,000 students from 52 countries study at Wintec each year, and the organisation employs around 840 staff. The institute currently provides 10 degree programmes, 35 diplomas and 12 postgraduate qualifications.

The institute has three main campuses in Hamilton itself: the main city site, Rotokauri (Formerly Avalon) in north Hamilton, and the Hamilton Gardens horticultural campus. The institute also uses three additional campuses in the Waikato region.

Wintec, one of New Zealand’s leading institutes, helps drive the development of a skilled workforce in New Zealand and around the world. It is  a modern institute of technology with a reputation for providing quality education. Utilising the latest technology, practical learning and real work place experience, Wintec equips students with relevant skills and internationally recognized qualifications.

 Over the years the institution has transformed into New Zealand’s most trusted name in technical education and offers courses across a wide range of subjects. International students can choose from certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a variety of subjects ranging from Business and Information Technology to Health Sciences and Media Arts.

Undergraduate qualifications

If you want to study towards a Bachelor Degree (excluding teaching degrees), Certificate of Proficiency, Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma, or Graduate Certificate or Diploma you must have one of the following:

•             IELTS Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

Postgraduate qualifications

If you want to study towards a postgraduate qualification, eg a Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, or PhD you must have one of the following:

•             IELTS Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

              Students must be 18 at the start of the course.

•             International students must hold a secondary school completion certificate equivalent to 12 years of schooling in New Zealand and must meet the academic and any additional requirements for their chosen course.

Bachelor of Applied Management

New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support

 Graduate Diploma in Accounting

 Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

 Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing

Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management

 Graduate Diploma in Event Management

Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Graduate Diploma in Retail Management

Bachelor of Applied Information Technology

 Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying)

 New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical)

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical)

Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Certificate in Media Arts (Foundation)

National Diploma in Journalism (Multi-media)

 Diploma in Interior Design

Graduate Diploma in Communication (Public Relations/Advertising and Professional Writing)

Bachelor of Media Arts (Visual Arts, Communication, Fashion, Commercial Music)

NZCEL (Academic)(Level5) and a Human Biology Module

Enrolled Nursing

Paetahi Tumu KOrero Bachelor of Counselling

Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice

Bachelor of Midwifery

 Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Social Work


 Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

 Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

Hair Design Year One

Hair Design Year Two

Culinary Arts Year 1

Culinary Arts Year 2

Diploma in Beauty Body and Spa Therapies

Diploma Veterinary Nursing

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Rural Animal Technician

Diploma in Arboriculture

Applied Science 3,4,5,6

Bachelor of Technology

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Informatics

 Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology

Master of Applied Information Technology

Postgraduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours)

Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Bachelor of Media Arts (Honours)

Master of Arts

Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Social Practice

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision

 Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery

Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice

 Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing

 Master of Nursing

The Wintec International Centre has an accommodation placement service on offer to International Students. This makes finding accommodation in Hamilton easier, especially if it's your first time in New Zealand.

Wintec Student Village

Wintec Student Village is a fully catered facility situated at 181 Collingwood Street, a five minute walk from downtown Hamilton and the City Campus and approximately a 10-15 minute drive from the Rotokauri or Hamilton Gardens Campuses.

The Student Village is suited to first year students studying at Wintec and is staffed to provide you with a safe, secure and comfortable living environment (including 24 hour security cameras) as well as offering a programme of community plus social activities.

The Student Village has a shared lounge/recreation area with Sky TV, games room and a full kitchen/cooking facilities, laundry, BBQ and deck area for use by residents.

Wintec Apartments

Wintec Apartments offer a modern, self-catered style of accommodation situated in a three-level apartment complex building located on the Wintec City Campus. Services include telephone for local calls and full access to Wintec’s high speed wireless internet available free to students staying in the apartments. Security features include - swipe card access into your own apartment and into your individual room, sitewide CCTV and Wintec security patrols.


Homestay is where you stay with New Zealand families, in their homes.  Homestay hosts are carefully selected for their kind and caring nature. You will get to improve your English by talking to them; you will also be able to enjoy family activities, celebrations, religious practices and sporting events. 

Please refer to the institute for any available scholarships and its qualifications.

Quick Facts





Fees 19,000 NZ$ to 22,000 NZ$ according to your course.


To live comfortably while studying at Wintec, you will need to have about $15,000 NZD per year available for living costs, above the cost of your tuition.



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City Campus, A Block, Gate 3, Tristram Street, HAMILTON, Hamilton Central, Waikato, New Zealand, 3204

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