Founded in 1964

Founded in 1964

University of Waikato

Founded in 1964

Founded in 1964

University of Waikato

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  • 10,135

  • 3,134

    International students
  • 375

    World ranking
  • 5

    Country ranking

University of Waikato

This University is committed to 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. 

Located in Hamilton, the university's main campus spreads over 158 acres of land. The campus features administrative offices, laboratories, classrooms, libraries, residences and recreational facilities. It also owns a satellite campus in Tauranga. The library complex of the university consists of three libraries across the campuses. 

The University of Waikato structure is made up of five areas, each of which contains a number of different faculties and schools. These areas are made up of: 

-Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences 

-Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science 

-Division of Education -Waikato Management School 

-Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao 

- Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies In addition to these five areas of the University, there is also the Waikato Pathways College and Te Mata Kairangi School of Graduate Research.

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Hamilton
based on univly research


Shared house

$6,780 NZD


Shared house

$4,512 NZD


Entire house

$13,560 NZD


Three of our halls have both fully catered and self-catered options, while Orchard Park is solely self-catered. We only have on-campus accommodation in Hamilton. On the other hand, the university manages two accommodations in Tauranga, including Mayfair Court Apartments and Durham Mews Apartments. Facilities offered at these accommodation units include televisions, free Internet connectivity, leisure centres, games rooms, computer rooms, paid parking and laundry services. The university renders a shuttle service to students and employees. Other modes of transport used on the campus include bicycles, cars, bikes and public vehicles.

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