University of Waikato was established in 1964. The University is committed in delivering a world class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge. They are proud of their evolution into a truly New Zealand institution, supporting their country's nation building policies and reflecting their nation's identity.
The University of Waikato has grown to a student population of about 13,000 of whom more than 4800 complete a qualification annually. Today the University employs 2000 academic and support staff, making a significant contribution to the local and national economy.
Campus of University of Waikato –
The University of Waikato is located in the North Island where it has a number of campuses:
- Hamilton Campus: The University of Waikato's main campus is in Hamilton, 4 km from the city centre. The University campus is located in the suburb of Hillcrest and may be accessed from either Knighton Road or Hillcrest Road.
- Tauranga city campus: The University of Waikato also has a satellite campus in Tauranga, serving the Bay of Plenty region. The University's offerings are delivered from two sites, the Bongard Centre in Cameron Road, and the Windermere campus in conjunction with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.
Why Choose University of Waikato?
- From quaint and quirky art villages, to ecologically diverse pristine forest parks, the Waikato region offers international students a central location from which to enjoy a diverse range of activities.
- The Waikato is extremely well placed to enable students to live and study in a bustling provincial city, while being surrounded by an incredibly diverse mix of culture and geographical attractions.
- A thriving student city with more than 25,000 people involved in tertiary study, Hamilton is a 90-minute drive south of Auckland (population 1 million).
- To the south, the cities of Rotorua and Taupo offer an enormous range of Māori, geothermal, and adventure sport activities and attractions. Forest parks, lakes, thermal hot pools and limestone caves can be found all over the Waikato region.
Facilities at University of Waikato–
- Disability Service
Faculties and Schools at University of Waikato–
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Te Piringa - Faculty of Law
- School of Maori and Pacific Development
- Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Waikato Management School
Student Life at University of Waikato–
Students are supported through a range of services and excellent pastoral care and the size means with student’s names, and not numbers. From student academic support to on-site health services, counseling and budgeting help. Their commitment is to support students through university.