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The University of Waikato

Located in the city of Hamilton (Waikato Region). Home to Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings) Movie Set. Hamilton is the economic hub of the Waikato Region. Hamilton City Council’s Economic Development Agenda has set to work with the city’s business community to power the economic contribution to the New Zealand economy.

The University of Waikato was largely farmland, and now it has grown to a student population of about 13,000 of whom more than 4,800 complete a qualification annually. Today, the University employs 2000 academic and support staff, making a significant contribution to the local and national economy.

The University of Waikato Hamilton campus is the university’s main campus. It provides a vibrant student atmosphere and safe environment for students to live, study and socialise.

The Village Green is the hub of student life. It sits alongside one of three lakes on campus and is surrounded by cafes and eateries. The campus covers 65 hectares of beautiful park-life grounds and lakes and is fully with a variety of facilities.

The University of Waikato has campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga, and a satellite campus in Hangzhou, China.

Ranked 266 in the world

QS World University Rankings, 2020

Ranked 72 in the world

Research Quality and Impact

5 ☆

QS Stars Five Star Rating


  • Business & Management (Triple Crown Accreditation)
    Public Relations
    Digital Business
    Human Resource Management
    Strategic Management
    Tourism and Hospitality Management
    Business and Management
    Professional Accounting

  • Engineering
    Electronic & Electrival
    Manufacturing Manager
    Mechatronic Engineer
    Product Design Engineer
    Practice Electronic
    Material & Process Engineering
    Management Study
Scholarship Name UG / PG Value (NZD)
University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship UG / PG Up to $20,000 for UG / Up to $15,000 for PG
Fees Discount (Online studies due to Covid) UG / PG 20% tuition fees for the duration of online studies done
Fees Discount (Onshore studies) PG 20% for 1 year
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Living Cost: $$$$$
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Subjects in the top 300

QS World University Rankings by Subjects, 2019

Education, Economics, Communication and Media Studies, Accounting and Finance, Business and Management Studies, Geography, Sociology, English Language and Literature, Hospitality & Leisure Management, Development Studies and
Sports related subjects

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