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Waikato is committed to providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge.
University of Waikato

Though it may have originated from humble beginnings in the farmland of Waikato, the University of Waikato now boasts a student population of roughly 13,000.

The University is committed to delivering a world-class education that not only helps students realise their career goals, but also contributes to the advancement of academic knowledge and the furthering of the local and national economy. As a Waikato University student you can expect to interact with teaching staff that are dedicated to their areas of specialisation.

Waikato University works closely with Iwi to make sure the University is accessible to Maori students and to work towards the development of New Zealand’s indigenous peoples. Waikato truly is a New Zealand institution.

The University of Waikato is based in the central North Island and has campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga. Being based in the central North Island region means that you will have access to the café and nightlife of Hamilton, the beaches of the Bay of Plenty, as well as the natural attractions in the area. 


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