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University of Waikato

Hamilton, New Zealand
The University of Waikato is our second direct university partner in New Zealand, offering a lifestyle and study alternative to prospective students, as it based outside the major cities, with its main campus in Hamilton, about 90 minutes south of Auckland. It is also under an hour’s drive from Hobbiton!

The University of Waikato will provide you with the foundational knowledge and experience you need to achieve your career and life goals.

With our focus on academic excellence and innovation, you will become part of a group known for making a big difference in the world around them.

Join our warm and welcoming community of students from all over New Zealand and the globe.

University of Waikato 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.

In July 2016 we were awarded a five star rating by QS Stars, confirming the University of Waikato's status as a world-class university with a high reputation for employment, cutting-edge facilities, internationally renowned research, and outstanding teaching and student satisfaction.

The 2019 International Student Barometer surveyed over 160,000 international students studying all over the world. More than 90% of the students surveyed who studied at the University of Waikato were satisfied with their experience.
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Number of
FTE students
Percentage of
international students
No. of students
per staff
Student ratio of
females to males
58 : 42
University Rankings
QS World University Rankings
THE Young University Rankings
Ranking Web of Universities
University Impact Rankings
World University Rankings 2020
US News Best Global Universities Rankings
University of Waikato
LAIN Building Gate 1 Knighton Road, Hamilton, 3216, New Zealand
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