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Open Intake

November 2023

Deadline

November 2023

Turnaround time

33 working days

Why choose this institution?

  • Ranked #1 for research in New Zealand
  • Triple Crown Business School – EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB, one of only 1% of business schools worldwide
  • Internationally recognised university, 10 subject and subject areas in the top 300 globally (QS)
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About

With over 100 subjects to choose from across their two beautiful campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga, the University of Waikato offers study pathways for everyone. Ranked number one for research in New Zealand, and 92nd in the world (THE Impact Rankings 2023) the University believes in education on a human level and is committed to nurturing individuals to reach their full potential.

The university offers prospective students an alternative lifestyle and study, as it is 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 hosts around 13,000 students and 1,500 staff, offering a distinctive and rewarding university experience, while pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge.

 

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  • Master of Science

    Upcoming intake

    February (24/02/2025)

    Deadline

    November (25/11/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Entry Requirements:
    Admission requires a relevant Bachelors level qualification or equivalent. Once you have applied to study with us you are welcome to speak with one of our senior academics who will help advise you on your studies based on your goals and previous experience.  This will ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed in your studies.


    English Requirements:
    Academic IELTS Overall score of at least 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band), or
    TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
    TOEFL iBT Home Edition overall score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
    B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
    PTE Academic overall score of 56 with no band less than 46, or
    Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) C1 Expert with an overall high pass and no less than a pass in each skill, or
    Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator with 38-50 score per skill, or
    Awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5), or
    Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III with a pass in all four components, or
    B2 First (formally known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
    C2 Proficiency (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
    Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)) minimum score of 59.

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  • Master of Business and Management

    Upcoming intake

    November (11/11/2024)

    Deadline

    August (12/08/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Entry Requirements:
    You can apply for the MBM if you have:
    A bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) in any subject area, from an approved university
    Achieved at least a B-minus grade average or above in the final year of your degree.
    If you don't meet the criteria above, you may still be considered for admission to the Master of Business and Management based on academic merit or relevant work experience.

    English Requirements:
    Academic IELTS Overall score of at least 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band), or
    TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
    TOEFL iBT Home Edition overall score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
    B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
    PTE Academic overall score of 56 with no band less than 46, or
    Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) C1 Expert with an overall high pass and no less than a pass in each skill, or
    Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator with 38-50 score per skill, or
    Awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5), or
    Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III with a pass in all four components, or
    B2 First (formally known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
    C2 Proficiency (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
    Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)) minimum score of 59.

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  • Master of Management Studies

    Upcoming intake

    February (24/02/2025)

    Deadline

    November (25/11/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Entry Requirements:
    MMS 180 points: You have completed a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification; in a relevant subject area, OR;
    MMS 120 points: You have completed an honours degree or a postgraduate diploma (120 points) in a relevant subject area, AND;
    You have achieved at least a B grade average across the 300 level papers in that subject, AND;
    You have satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject you intend to take for this qualification, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.


    English Requirements:
    Academic IELTS Overall score of at least 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band), or
    TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
    TOEFL iBT Home Edition overall score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
    B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
    PTE Academic overall score of 56 with no band less than 46, or
    Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) C1 Expert with an overall high pass and no less than a pass in each skill, or
    Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator with 38-50 score per skill, or
    Awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5), or
    Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III with a pass in all four components, or
    B2 First (formally known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
    C2 Proficiency (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
    Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)) minimum score of 59.

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  • Bachelor of Science (Technology)

    Upcoming intake

    February (24/02/2025)

    Deadline

    November (25/11/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    University Entrance:

    NCEA Level 3

    14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved subjects

    10 Literacy credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:

    5 credits in reading

    5 credits in writing.

    10 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:

    co-requisite Level 1 Numeracy unit standard 32406 or Te Pāngarau unit standard 32412, or

    certain achievement standards.



    Other equivalent undergraduate entry requirements:

    The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies - no less than a C- grade in any subject plus a B- grade or better in two English subjects.


    Successful completion of any of the foundation certificates offered by a New Zealand university.


    Completion of NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) with BBB or above (Bachelor of Business requires ABB)


    Completion of NCUK International Year One (IYOne) Business and Engineering Streams, 120 credits with an average score of 50 or above


    The University of New South Wales Foundation Year – a minimum GPA of 6.5 (C grade) with an 8.0 in Academic English. Professional programmes such as law and engineering will require higher passes in prerequisite subjects. The University accepts applicants from a number of foundation programmes offered in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and elsewhere.


    Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID): Applicants must have qualified for the diploma with grades of 3 or higher in each of at least 4 subjects.


    A minimum of 120 points on the New Zealand CAIE Tariff at A or AS level, including at least three subjects (excluding Thinking Skills) in which no grade is lower than D.


    Applicants must achieve a minimum of 6 points taken from three subjects, achieving a minimum grade of C in at least one subject. Points calculated as follows: A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1.  AS Level grades are not included.


    Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points.


    Learning Resource Network - International GCSE and International AS/A Levels


    Applicants must satisfy both the Part A and Part B requirements.


    PART A (General Requirement)

    A grade of C or above in three A level subjects


    PART B (Literacy and Numeracy)

    Literacy

    An E grade or better in English Language at AS or A level.


    Numeracy

    A C grade or better in GCSE mathematics, or

    D in Mathematics at AS or A level


    Pearson Edexcel International A levels:


    Part A

    Applicants must obtain minimum of 120 points on the NZ Tariff at A or AS level in approved syllabus subjects, including at least three syllabus subjects in which no grade is lower than D.


    Part B

    Applicants must satisfy the literacy and numeracy requirements as follows:


    Literacy

    An E grade or better in any one of AS English Language, Literature in English (A D grade or better will also satisfy one of the syllabus subject requirements of Part A).


    Numeracy

    A D grade or better in IGCSE mathematics, or

    Any mathematics passed at AS level (A D grade or better will also satisfy one of the syllabus subject requirements of Part A).



    English Requirements:

    Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no bands below 5.5), or

    TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 80 with a Writing score of 21, or

    TOEFL iBT Home Edition score of 80 with a Writing score of 21, or

    B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or

    PTE Academic overall score of 46 with no band less than 36, or

    Language-Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator Expert with 33-37 score per skill, or

    Awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4), or

    Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II with distinction in all four components, or

    B2 First (formally known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)) with an overall score of 169 and no bands below 162, or

    C2 Proficiency (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 169 and no bands below 162, or

    Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)) minimum score of 54.

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  • Bachelor of Health

    Upcoming intake

    February (24/02/2025)

    Deadline

    November (25/11/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    University Entrance:
    NCEA Level 3
    14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved subjects
    10 Literacy credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
    5 credits in reading
    5 credits in writing.
    10 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
    co-requisite Level 1 Numeracy unit standard 32406 or Te Pāngarau unit standard 32412, or
    certain achievement standards.


    Other equivalent undergraduate entry requirements:
    The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies - no less than a C- grade in any subject plus a B- grade or better in two English subjects.

    Successful completion of any of the foundation certificates offered by a New Zealand university.

    Completion of NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) with BBB or above (Bachelor of Business requires ABB)

    Completion of NCUK International Year One (IYOne) Business and Engineering Streams, 120 credits with an average score of 50 or above

    The University of New South Wales Foundation Year – a minimum GPA of 6.5 (C grade) with an 8.0 in Academic English. Professional programmes such as law and engineering will require higher passes in prerequisite subjects. The University accepts applicants from a number of foundation programmes offered in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and elsewhere.

    Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID): Applicants must have qualified for the diploma with grades of 3 or higher in each of at least 4 subjects.

    A minimum of 120 points on the New Zealand CAIE Tariff at A or AS level, including at least three subjects (excluding Thinking Skills) in which no grade is lower than D.

    Applicants must achieve a minimum of 6 points taken from three subjects, achieving a minimum grade of C in at least one subject. Points calculated as follows: A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1.  AS Level grades are not included.

    Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points.

    Learning Resource Network - International GCSE and International AS/A Levels

    Applicants must satisfy both the Part A and Part B requirements.

    PART A (General Requirement)
    A grade of C or above in three A level subjects

    PART B (Literacy and Numeracy)
    Literacy
    An E grade or better in English Language at AS or A level.

    Numeracy
    A C grade or better in GCSE mathematics, or
    D in Mathematics at AS or A level

    Pearson Edexcel International A levels:

    Part A
    Applicants must obtain minimum of 120 points on the NZ Tariff at A or AS level in approved syllabus subjects, including at least three syllabus subjects in which no grade is lower than D.

    Part B
    Applicants must satisfy the literacy and numeracy requirements as follows:

    Literacy
    An E grade or better in any one of AS English Language, Literature in English (A D grade or better will also satisfy one of the syllabus subject requirements of Part A).

    Numeracy
    A D grade or better in IGCSE mathematics, or
    Any mathematics passed at AS level (A D grade or better will also satisfy one of the syllabus subject requirements of Part A).


    English Requirements:
    Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no bands below 5.5), or
    TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 80 with a Writing score of 21, or
    TOEFL iBT Home Edition score of 80 with a Writing score of 21, or
    B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
    PTE Academic overall score of 46 with no band less than 36, or
    Language-Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator Expert with 33-37 score per skill, or
    Awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4), or
    Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II with distinction in all four components, or
    B2 First (formally known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)) with an overall score of 169 and no bands below 162, or
    C2 Proficiency (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 169 and no bands below 162, or
    Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)) minimum score of 54.

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  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    Upcoming intake

    February (24/02/2025)

    Deadline

    November (25/11/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Entry into the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours will be guaranteed to applicants who gain University Entrance, or equivalent, as well as satisfy the individual entry requirements of the relevant specified programme, as listed below.
    Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechatronics Engineering
    Calculus - a minimum of 16 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Calculus.
    Physics - a minimum of 14 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Physics.
    Chemical and Biological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Materials and Process Engineering
    Chemistry - a minimum of 16 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Chemistry
    Calculus - a minimum of 16 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Calculus.
    Physics - a minimum of 14 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Physics.
    Software Engineering
    Calculus - a minimum of 16 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Mathematics with Calculus.

    University Entrance:
    NCEA Level 3
    14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved subjects
    10 Literacy credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
    5 credits in reading
    5 credits in writing.
    10 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
    co-requisite Level 1 Numeracy unit standard 32406 or Te Pāngarau unit standard 32412, or
    certain achievement standards.

    University of Waikato Foundation Studies, (Certificate in Foundation Studies – CAFS):
    Entry to the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) requires an overall B- grade average, plus a B- grade or better in two English subjects and depending on the area chosen:

    Civil, Electronic, and Mechanical
    A B- grade in Bridging Physics and
    A B- grade in Bridging Calculus and
    At least a C- grade in every other subject.

    Chemical and Biological, Environmental, Materials and Process
    A B- grade in Bridging Chemistry
    A B- grade in Bridging Physics and
    A B- grade in Bridging Calculus and
    At least a C- grade in every other subject.

    Software Engineering
    A B- grade in Bridging Calculus and
    At least a C- grade in every other paper.

    Successful completion of any of the foundation certificates offered by a New Zealand university.

    Completion of NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) with BBB or above (Bachelor of Business requires ABB)

    Completion of NCUK International Year One (IYOne) Business and Engineering Streams, 120 credits with an average score of 50 or above

    The University of New South Wales Foundation Year – a minimum GPA of 6.5 (C grade) with an 8.0 in Academic English. Professional programmes such as law and engineering will require higher passes in prerequisite subjects. The University accepts applicants from a number of foundation programmes offered in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and elsewhere.

    Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID): Applicants must have qualified for the diploma with grades of 3 or higher in each of at least 4 subjects.

    A minimum of 120 points on the New Zealand CAIE Tariff at A or AS level, including at least three subjects (excluding Thinking Skills) in which no grade is lower than D.

    Applicants must achieve a minimum of 6 points taken from three subjects, achieving a minimum grade of C in at least one subject. Points calculated as follows: A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1.  AS Level grades are not included.

    Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points.

    Learning Resource Network - International GCSE and International AS/A Levels

    Applicants must satisfy both the Part A and Part B requirements.

    PART A (General Requirement)
    A grade of C or above in three A level subjects

    PART B (Literacy and Numeracy)
    Literacy
    An E grade or better in English Language at AS or A level.

    Numeracy
    A C grade or better in GCSE mathematics, or
    D in Mathematics at AS or A level

    Pearson Edexcel International A levels:

    Part A
    Applicants must obtain minimum of 120 points on the NZ Tariff at A or AS level in approved syllabus subjects, including at least three syllabus subjects in which no grade is lower than D.

    Part B
    Applicants must satisfy the literacy and numeracy requirements as follows:

    Literacy
    An E grade or better in any one of AS English Language, Literature in English (A D grade or better will also satisfy one of the syllabus subject requirements of Part A).

    Numeracy
    A D grade or better in IGCSE mathematics, or
    Any mathematics passed at AS level (A D grade or better will also satisfy one of the syllabus subject requirements of Part A).


    English Requirements:
    Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no bands below 5.5), or
    TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 80 with a Writing score of 21, or
    TOEFL iBT Home Edition score of 80 with a Writing score of 21, or
    B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
    PTE Academic overall score of 46 with no band less than 36, or
    Language-Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator Expert with 33-37 score per skill, or
    Awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4), or
    Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II with distinction in all four components, or
    B2 First (formally known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)) with an overall score of 169 and no bands below 162, or
    C2 Proficiency (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 169 and no bands below 162, or
    Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)) minimum score of 54.

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  • Scholarships

    • Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship for Vietnam - Up to NZD 15,000 towards tuition fees
    • China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship - Tuition fees paid for up to 48 months and other expenses paid at the discretion of the CSC.
    • University of Waikato International Entrance Scholarship for School Leavers - Up to NZD 15,000 towards tuition fees
    • Hilary Jolly Memorial Scholarship - Up to NZD 10,000
    • Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship for China - Up to NZD 15,000 towards tuition fees
    • University of Waikato Seeker Doctoral Scholarship - Up to NZD 30,000 per year for up to 36 months + domestic tuition fees and Student Services Levy
    • Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship for Malaysia - Up to NZD 15,000 towards tuition fees
    • The University of Waikato GEMS Scholarship - NZD 10,000
    • University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship - Up to $30,000 per year for up to 36 months + domestic tuition fees and Student Services Levy
    • University of Waikato Partnership Doctoral Scholarship - At least equal to the UOW Doctoral Scholarship
    • University of Waikato International Progression Bursary - $10,000
    • The New Zealand NCUK University of Waikato Bursary - NZD 15,000
    • Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship for India - Up to NZD 15,000 towards tuition fees

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