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Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
9,250 2,755 27% 17:0

 

The University of Waikato, based in the city of Hamilton in New Zealand’s North Island, is one of New Zealand’s leading research universities, made up of seven faculties and schools, with more than 12,000 students, including 2000 international students.

The University has internationally recognised research capabilities and facilities across numerous disciplines. It delivers innovative and pioneering research and is successful in transferring its knowledge to business and government sectors. The University partners with industry, government, and other educational institutions, and continues to develop new research partnerships.

Many of its programmes provide the opportunity for students to participate in practical learning and internships with a clear focus on preparing industry-ready graduates.

At the main campus in Hamilton, students have access to on-and off-campus accommodation options, cafes, health services, an award-winning student centre, gym, a swimming pool and the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, all on 65 hectares of park-like grounds with access to regular public transport. There is also a satellite campus in Tauranga, a shared space with a partnering institution, but the University is also building its own state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the coastal city. Both cities are great places to be a student, with a vibrant and welcoming student culture, many recreational activities to enjoy and amongst the strongest economic centres in the country. Hamilton is only a 1.5 hour drive from New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, and is central to many other North Island towns and beaches.

Through their  partnerships with local, national and global industries, it creates  opportunities for you to apply your knowledge and skills in real work environments. As a graduate of the University of Waikato you will be confident that you have the professional and personal skills to be successful in this fast-paced world.

UNDERGRADUATE           6.0 overall (no band less than 6.0)

Undergraduate

•             Bachelor of Teaching

•             Bachelor of Education

•             Graduate Diploma in Teaching                  7.0 overall (no band less than 7.0)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)                                               6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing)

Bachelor of Social Work                                             6.5 overall (no band less than 6.5)

POSTGRADUATE                           6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing) 90 with a score of 22 in writing

Postgraduate research

– MPhil, PhD, Professional doctorates                  6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing)

UNDERGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS:

Achieve an overall average of 75% in the Indian School Certificate (ISC), or the All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSC), with a minimum of 60% in English.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE (SIX MONTHS)

A qualification considered equivalent to a New Zealand bachelors degree with a B average.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA (ONE-YEAR)

The course comprises of undergraduate papers. A qualification considered equivalent to a New Zealand bachelors degree with a B average.

MASTERS

A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required.

Some Faculties/Schools require an honours degree (to demonstrate research capacity). Where the above requirements are not met, further study in a lower level programme may be required first.

MASTERS BY THESIS

A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average., and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required. Some faculties/schools require an honours degree (to demonstrate research capacity). Where the above requirements are not met, further study in a lower level programme may be required first.

BACHELORS WITH HONOURS

A qualification considered equivalent to a New Zealand bachelors degree with a B average, in a major in a relevant area.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (ONE-YEAR)

A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average. You must also have a major in the relevant subject area with a B/B+ grade average.

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE (SIX MONTHS)

A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ grade average. You must also have a major in the relevant subject area with a B/B+ grade average.

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY

A bachelors with honours or masters degree with at least Second Class Honours (First Division) or Distinction is required.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

A bachelors with honours or masters degree with a research component of at least 30 points and have achieved at least Second Class Honours (First Division) or Distinction.

Certificate

Diploma

Diploma in Law

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Business      

Bachelor of Business Analysis     

Bachelor of Communication Studies        

Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design

Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours             

Bachelor of Design          

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours    

Bachelor of Environmental Planning        

Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance          

Bachelor of Laws             

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours 

Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies     

Bachelor of Music           

Bachelor of Maori and Pacific Development         

Bachelor of Science        

Bachelor of Science (Technology)             

Bachelor of Social Sciences         

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Teaching     

Bachelor of Tourism

 

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution

Graduate Diploma in Law

Graduate Diploma of Teaching

 

Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma in Law

Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Clinical)

Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology

Postgraduate Certificate

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology

Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

 

 

 

Master of Applied Psychology    

Master of Arts   

Master of Arts (Applied)

Master of Business Administration           

Master of Business and Management     

Master of Business and Management Specialised              

Master of Computer Graphic Design       

Master of Counselling    

Master of Cyber Security              

Master of Digital Business           

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies             

Master of Education       

Master of Educational Leadership            

Master of Engineering   

Master of Engineering Practice  

Master of Environment and Society        

Master of Environmental Planning           

Master of Environmental Sciences           

Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance             

Master of Information Technology          

Master of Laws 

Master of Laws in Maori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law     

Master of Management Studies 

Master of Maori and Pacific Development            

Master of Media and Creative Technologies        

Master of Music              

Master of Maori and Indigenous Business             

Master of Professional Accounting           

Master of Professional Writing   

Master of Science           

Master of Science (Research)      

Master of Science (Technology) 

Master of Security and Crime Science     

Master of Social Sciences             

Master of Teaching and Learning

 

 

Doctor of Education       

Doctor of Juridical Science          

Doctor of Musical Arts   

Doctor of Philosophy      

Doctor of Philosophy (Law)         

Doctor of Laws

Master of Philosophy

 

 

 

Choosing the right accommodation will help you transition smoothly to university life, get stuck into your studies and start building lifelong memories and friendships.

Many students choose to live on campus in Halls of Residence. Others choose to live in nearby residential suburbs in flats with other students, or with their families. Whatever your choice, accommodation in Hamilton is affordable and close to campus.

At Waikato, there a wide range of on-campus and off-campus accommodation options for students, so you can choose a living option that best suits you!

Fully-catered accommodation

This option provides you with your own bedroom and shared bathroom and dining facilities with other students. Three meals a day, seven days a week are provided.

 Self-catered accommodation

This style of accommodation is most suitable for students returning for their second year of study, or mature students. Accommodation is shared with up to five other students (each in single bedrooms) and cooking and cleaning is shared between the group. For more information on accommodation and to apply, visit waikato.ac.nz/go/accommodation

Halls of Residence

The University of Waikato has four Halls of Residence on campus.

The  four halls of residence are the perfect place to settle into university life, meet new people and gain more independence in a safe and secure environment.Three of the  halls have both fully catered and self-catered options, and the other is solely self catered. The university only have on-campus accommodation in Hamilton.

Off campus

If the Halls of Residence aren’t for you and you're searching for a more independent lifestyle, there are plenty of alternative accommodation options within a short distance of the Hamilton campus.

In the Bay of Plenty region a large number of students flat or board in privately owned accommodation. There are various options available to students looking for affordable accommodation in the Tauranga region.

Homestay

 Homestay accommodation is ideal for students who prefer a family-oriented lifestyle. Homestay (living with a local family in a private home) is compulsory for international students under the age of 18 years. You will be provided with your own room and most meals are provided by the homestay family. Homestays are located on a bus route to the campus.

Flatting is when you share accommodation with other students in a private house located off campus.

Renting  You can rent a house in a nearby residential suburb for you and your family for approximately NZ$300-$450 a week for a three bedroom home, excluding utilities and food.

 

 

 

 

For information on the University’s international scholarships, visit waikato.ac.nz/study/international/scholarships

University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship

For talented international students who demonstrate excellent academic achievement and the potential to become global ambassadors for the University of Waikato.

University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship

For students intending to enrol full-time in a PhD, DMA, EdD or SJD at the University of Waikato.

University of Waikato Research Masters Scholarship

For students intending to enrol full-time in a thesis of 90 points or more as part of their first master's degree at the University of Waikato.

Dr Zena Daysh Fellowship in Sustainable Development

For students enrolling or intending to enrol in a PhD at the University of Waikato with a research interest in a field relevant to sustainable development

FASS Masters Thesis Awards

For students enrolling part- or full-time in a 90- or 120-point Masters thesis (or equivalent) in A Semester in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Hilary Jolly Memorial Scholarship

For students who will be enrolled or enrolling full in a masters or doctorate at the University of Waikato in the field of freshwater ecology in New Zealand.

NIWA Freshwater Mussel Scholarship

For students who have completed a BSc in biology/freshwater ecology, ideally with experience in samplying freshwater ecosystems and undertaking quantitative analyses.

NIWA Juvenile Freshwater Crayfish Scholarship

For students who have completed a BSc in biology/freshwater ecology, ideally with experience in sampling freshwater ecosystems and undertaking quantitative analyses.

School of Engineering Postgraduate Study Scholarship

For students who qualify to enrol at the University of Waikato, and are intending to study part or full-time in semester B 2016 in the School of Engineering in either a masters degree 90 or 120 point thesis or the first year of a PhD degree.

School of Science Postgraduate Study Scholarship

For students who qualify to enrol at the University of Waikato, and are intending to enrol part or full-time in semester B 2016 in the School of Science in either a 180pt masters, the taught components of a masters degree or the research component of a masters degree.

Te Piringa - Faculty of Law Graduate Scholarship

For students who are eligible for admission and will be enrolling full- or part-time in a Master of Laws at Te Piringa - Faculty of Law, in the year of tenure.

Te Pua Wananga ki te ao Graduate Excellence Awards

For students who are enrolled part- or full-time in a graduate degree in the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato.

The A Zulauf Trust Scholarship

For students who are enrolled or intending to enrol full-time in the research portion (i.e. a 90- or 120-point thesis) of their Masters degree in Mathematics in the year of application.

University of Waikato Foundation Studies Scholarship

For international students who are enrolling for the first time into the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies or the Certificate of University Preparation (CUP) at the University of Waikato.

External scholarships

New Zealand Aid Scholarships

 The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) provides scholarships for people from developing countries and are designed to foster and build potential leaders, as well as equipping individuals with skills and knowledge to benefit their country.

 New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)

Funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, the scholarships provide financial support for international students undertaking doctoral degrees by research in New Zealand universities


Quick Facts


INSTITUTION TYPEPUBLIC

FOUNDING YEAR1964

CAMPUSURBAN

FEES

Fees starts from 23,260 NZ$ and it depends on your course.

COST OF LIVING

You will need to have sufficient money to cover your accommodation and living costs in addition to your tuition fees. Hamilton City is regarded as an affordable place to live compared to other New Zealand cities. This means that you have more spending money for social and leisure activities.

UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

http://www.waikato.ac.uk


RANKING OF UNIVERSITIES


World University Rankings 2018     :  351-400

QS World University Ranking 2018 :  292


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