University of Waikato

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND

Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, the University of Waikato was established in 1964 on an inconspicuous area that had previously been used for agriculture, and has now developed into the most modern university in New Zealand . She is very successful and highly regarded, especially in the areas of computer science and management.

From the very beginning, great importance was attached to ensuring that Maori students, the native people of New Zealand, also have access to the university. Overall, the university is very liberal and international and generally enjoys a good reputation around the world.

She also maintains close ties with a number of companies to provide students with the best possible education that combines theory with practice.

International students can pursue a variety of programs at the University of Waikato, from full-time degrees to semesters abroad and language courses.

In the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, the university improved and in 2013 was ranked 46th among the “Young Universities” worldwide. Only one other New Zealand university makes the top 100 at all. This puts the University of Waikato in the top two percent of all universities that exist.

  • Website der University of Waikato

University facts

Year of foundation: 1964

Type of university: State university

Number of Students: Total 12500, 9500 Undergraduate, 3000 Postgraduate, International 1900

Accreditations:

  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)
  • EQUIS (European Accreditation Agency)

Academic year:

The academic year at the University of Waikato is divided into two semesters.

Study programs

  • postgraduate studies
  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • LLM
  • Master’s degree
  • Promotion
  • language courses

International students are offered the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at the University of Waikato as part of the semester program Study Abroad. There is the possibility of free semester and cross-departmental course selection from all university courses of the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered at the University of Waikato. The desired courses are already specified in the application. Course selection must be approved by the relevant University of Waikato department. Along with the acceptance for Study Abroad

program you will also receive a confirmation of the approved courses. Under certain circumstances, the achievements made can be credited to the degree at the home university after prior agreement.

  • University of Waikato semester program

Fees

  • Trimester 2 2022

Tuition (4 Kurse Undergraduate)

12875,00 NZD

Tuition (4 Kurse Postgraduate)

12500,00 NZD

Tuition (3 courses)

9500,00 NZD

Student Services Levy

350,00 NZD

The course fees include up to 35 credit points per semester.

  • Tuition fees at the University of Waikato

Financing options

To finance a semester abroad at the University of Waikato, students can apply for foreign BAföG , among other things. In addition to support for living and travel expenses as well as health insurance, this financial injection also includes a subsidy towards tuition fees of up to EUR 4,600, provided that there is an individual entitlement to funding.

University-specific scholarships:

  • Tauranga Campus Bursary

Requirements

Applicants for the University of Waikato semester program must be enrolled at a university or college and have completed at least two semesters there.

In addition, sufficient good knowledge of English must be available, which must be proven by achieving a minimum number of points in a standardized English test such as the TOEFL or the IELTS. The lowest values ​​are given ; the requirements may be higher under certain circumstances.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate Postgraduate
DAAD language test B2 level in all areas B2 level in all areas
IELTS 6.0 (no range below 5.5) 6.5 (no range below 6.0)
TOEFL (internet-based) 80 (Writing: 21) 90 (Writing: 21)

The language certificate can be submitted up to two months before the start of the program.

  • University of Waikato Application Requirements

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese (Languages)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Ethics
  • Bachelor of Arts in French (Languages)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in German (Languages)
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Languages and Culture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese (Languages)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Maori and Pacific Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Māori Media and Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Screen and Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (Languages)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Te Reo Maori / Maori Language
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Tikanga Maori / Maori Cultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Writing Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Analysis in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Analysis in Economics
  • Bachelor of Business Analysis in Finance
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies in Management Communication
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Computing & Mathematical Sciences in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computing & Mathematical Sciences in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Electronic Commerce in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Electronic Commerce in Applied Computing
  • Bachelor of Electronic Commerce in Electronic Business
  • Bachelor of Electronic Commerce in Management Communication
  • Bachelor of Electronic Commerce in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Electronic Commerce in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Electronic Commerce in Strategic Management
  • Bachelor of Electronic Commerce in Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Materials and Process Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Planning in Environmental Science and Resource Planning
  • Bachelor of Environmental Planning in Socio-Economic Policy and Planning
  • Bachelor of Laws in Law
  • Bachelor of Management Studies in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Management Studies in Economics
  • Bachelor of Management Studies in Electronic Business
  • Bachelor of Management Studies in Finance
  • Bachelor of Management Studies in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Management Studies in International Management
  • Bachelor of Management Studies in Management Communication
  • Bachelor of Management Studies in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Management Studies in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Management Studies in Strategic Management
  • Bachelor of Management Studies in Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Management Studies in Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Maori and Pacific Development in Maori and Pacific Development
  • Bachelor of Maori and Pacific Development in Te Reo Maori / Maori Language
  • Bachelor of Maori and Pacific Development in Tikanga Maori / Maori Cultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies in Creative Practices
  • Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies in Creative Technologies
  • Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies in Design Media
  • Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies in Māori Media and Communication
  • Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies in Screen and Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Music in Chamber Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition
  • Bachelor of Music in Digital Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Māori Musical Instruments in Traditional and Contemporary Contexts
  • Bachelor of Music in Māori Song and Dance in Traditional and Contemporary Contexts
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance Techniques
  • Bachelor of Music in Popular Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Western Music History
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Animal Behaviour
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Earth Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Electronics
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Environmental Planning
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Environmental Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Materials and Processing
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Behaviour
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Materials and Processing
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Education Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Environmental Planning
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Ethics
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Geography
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in History
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Human Development
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Labour Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Maori and Pacific Development
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Population Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Policy
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Tikanga Maori / Maori Cultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Tourism Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Women´s and Gender Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies
  • Bachelor of Teaching
  • Bachelor of Tourism in Geography
  • Bachelor of Tourism in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Tourism in Tourism Development
  • Bachelor of Tourism in Tourism Management

Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Master of Applied Psychology in Behaviour Analysis
  • Master of Applied Psychology in Community Psychology
  • Master of Applied Psychology in Organisational Psychology
  • Master of Arts (Applied)
  • Master of Arts in Anthropology
  • Master of Arts in Chinese
  • Master of Arts in Education Studies
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in French
  • Master of Arts in Geography
  • Master of Arts in German
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in International Relations & Security Studies
  • Master of Arts in Japanese
  • Master of Arts in Māori and Pacific Development
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics
  • Master of Arts in Music
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy
  • Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Screen & Media Studies
  • Master of Arts in Theatre Studies
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business and Management
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Educational Leadership
  • Master of Electronic Commerce
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Environmental Planning
  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Laws in Māori / Pacific & Indigenous Peoples` Law
  • Master of Management Studies
  • Master of Maori and Pacific Development
  • Master of Music in Composition
  • Master of Music in Performance
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Earth Sciences
  • Master of Science in Electronics
  • Master of Science in Materials and Processing
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Science and Technology Education
  • Master of Social Sciences
  • Master of Special Education
  • Master of Sport and Leisure Studies
  • Masters of Computer Graphic Design

Campus

The main campus of the University of Waikato is located in Hamilton, four kilometers from downtown in the suburb of Hillcrest, and is named by students as the most beautiful campus in the world. It has picturesque lakes, green areas, sports fields and quiet walkways.

The site was originally farmland and was then redesigned by an architect into the campus. He attached great importance to being close to nature in order to preserve the native plants. For example, there are large fern plantations around the three artificially created, fairly shallow lakes.

The center of social life is the newly opened Student Center in the heart of the university campus. Among other things, it also houses the huge library and was awarded five stars in the “Green Star Rating” for its sustainable design.

The second campus is in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty Region. It is divided into two facilities: the Bongard Center on Cameron Road and the Windermere campus in association with Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

  • University of Waikato campus plan

Housing

At the University of Waikato, international students have a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus
  • Private Apartments / Hotels
  • guest families

The college town of Hamilton

Hamilton is located on the North Island of New Zealand and is the administrative center of the Waikato region. The approximately 130,000 inhabitants form a multicultural mix, with the majority being of European descent.

It is only 129 kilometers to Auckland, a metropolitan area on the North Island with over 1.3 million inhabitants. Good surfing beaches, large forest areas, caves and lakes such as Lake Karapiro or thermal springs, for example in Rotorua, are nearby. This means that the recreational opportunities are almost unlimited; you can even ski in the mountains of the North Island.

In addition, sports such as motor sports, cricket or rugby are very popular; the latter will be held at the city’s large Waikato Stadium. The weather invites outdoor activities, as the climate is temperate, if a bit humid at times; the summers are warm and the winters are mild, usually there is no snow.

Hamilton also has a lot to offer culturally with many smaller art galleries and museums, including the “Waikato Museum of Art and Culture”. Various cafés, pubs and restaurants contribute to an exciting nightlife, and the city regularly hosts events such as the Ballons over Waikato festival, which attracts around 100,000 visitors each year, or the National Agricultural Fieldays, which largest agricultural fair in the southern hemisphere.

The best known among tourists is probably the “Hamilton Gardens”, a spacious green area in which various national gardens are presented.

University of Waikato