Study Abroad at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, NZ
93% Rating
(3 Reviews)

Study Abroad at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, NZ

Kia ora, welcome to the University of Waikato! Our campus is located in the city of Hamilton, the heart of the North Island, making it a great hub to explore some of the best surfing, hiking, adventure sports, and Maori culture in our stunning country.

Our motto, Ko te tangata, for the people, drives our student-focused mission. Voted one of the friendliest universities in the country, we pride ourselves on top-notch student support and are committed to ensuring you have an unforgettable study abroad experience.

Choose from hundreds of courses including unique offerings from our renowned School of Maori & Pacific Development. Learn from award-winning lecturers in small class sizes. Study, live, and socialise on our beautiful self-contained residential campus.

Study at Waikato and explore the best of what New Zealand has to offer.

Locations
Oceania » New Zealand » Hamilton
Oceania » New Zealand
Subject Areas
Accounting
Agriculture
Chemistry
Communications
Conservation and Preservation
Creative Writing
Design
Earth Sciences
English Literature
Finance
Geography
Hospitality
International Business
Marine Biology
Media Relations
Māori Studies
Natural Sciences
Philosophy
Physics
Public Relations
Social Sciences
Sociology
Sustainable Development
Visual Arts
Women's Studies
Degree Level
Bachelors
Timeframe
Academic Year
Fall
Spring
Accommodation
Apartment
Host Family
Hostel
Language
English
Steps
Online Application
Official Transcripts
GPA Requirement
Starting Price
$5,000.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Study abroad tuition includes all enrolment-related charges and transcript.

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Academics
    70%
  • Support
    80%
  • Fun
    83%
  • Housing
    93%
  • Safety
    90%

Program Reviews (3)

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Dennis
Male
27 years old
Schmitten
Other

Master thesis at University of Waikato

8/10

I was not taking any classes at Waikato, and thus also was not automatically involved in the international students life - but after some start difficulties this was all ok, and i had an awesome time!
New Zealand is an awesome country for an exchange, mostly if you like beautiful landscapes and travelling. It offers some of the most stunning views and most breathtaking hikes i've ever seen. The University itself is good and offers good classes in a nice, familial environment. The city is well situated, but rather calm. No problem for me, i loved my time around here!

How can this program be improved?

The international office and the student associations dealing with the internationals are doing a good job, but seem to be rather new in the business - and they seem to be missing their own exchange experience. A pity.
Coming to an exchange, help with housing is good, and also with finding classes. This is provided. But i also expected to have some cultural gatherings and, yes, also some organised parties for the internationals. New Zealand has a rather... reserved approach on alcohol, so the Uni doesn't want to be involved with anything party-like. This is very sad, as these gatherings also offer an opportunity to meet new people, and make friends also outside of the typical university atmosphere

Jordan
Female
23 years old
Champlin, Minnesota

MN to NZ

10/10

One of the most amazing experiences I had was the beginning of the semester games we played against the other halls. We got to swim in the pool, and play all sorts of games and challenges with our hall and against others. It really brought us all together and made me feel a connection with the kiwis and the university. It was a fun time and I think a great idea to bring people out of their comfort zone and warm up to the change of Uni.

How can this program be improved?

Stronger Uni-student interaction. More efficient interactions that do occur. More trip offerings (if affordable).

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Rebekka
Female
27 years old
Norway
University of Waikato

Do it!

10/10

A+ campus in an A+ country where people walk around barefoot and eat spagetti on their toast! Get to know yourself, new people, travel and soak in the culture. Plus interesting papers & helpful staff!

How can this program be improved?

More low key 'get to know each other' activities for internationals and locals. It can be tough taking the step out there and a little kick in the butt is usually much appreciated (after some time at least!).
Beachday with social games at Raglan, bowling, the leap, pot-lock dinner, share your culture nights, boardgame night and/or championships. Movienights. Speed dating/ friend dating, pokernight, picnic at the field, the list goes on! :) and of course adventure trips like hobbiton, bungi/skydive, caves, maori experiences and such that you had while I was there! :)

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