UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO, HAMILTON

Hamilton, North IslandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1964Established Year
  9805Enrollment

The University of Waikato laid its foundation in the year 1956. Ranked at #274, the University is counted among 1.1% Universities worldwide. With a total strength of 12000+ students, the institute attracts more than 2000 international students from more than 80 countries.

The Waikato Management School has accomplished 'Triple Crown' accreditation and is actually among the top 1% institutions to do so. Furthermore, it has been placed among the top 300 institutes for 13 subjects.

Highlights

University TypePublic University
Campus SettingUrban
Establishment Year1956
No. of Campuses2
No. of Residence Halls3
Graduate Job Rate89%
Scholarship Investment13.55 million NZD
Cost of Attendance37,240
Applications AcceptedOnline/Offline
Work-StudyAvailable
Intake TypeSemester wise
Mode of ProgramFull time and online

University of Waikato Courses

Waikato has in total 8 faculties offering a wide range of study options at UG, PG and doctorate level with 19, 33 and 7 qualifications, respectively. Besides, it offers a variety of certificate and diploma courses. Subjects like Environment and Ecology have been placed at #300 rank, while Social Sciences and Public Health have been placed at #357 globally. The University supports international study groups to facilitate better learning and also trains teachers to teach English to Non-English speakers.

University of Waikato Campus

There are 2 campuses - the Hamilton Campus and Tauranga Campus. Both campuses are fully equipped with essential facilities such as on-campus accommodation, post office, Bank, medical center, stationery, and book store.

University of Waikato Residence

Waikato has 3 residence halls with both fully catered and self-catered options. Additionally, students are offered flat-based accommodation at ‘Orchard Park’, which is again fully self-catered. Students seeking off-campus accommodation may opt for renting/homestay/flat and can also reach out to University officials, in case they require assistance. Students need to apply online for accommodation. There is no additional fee chargeable. Application Deadline: Semester A- February 22; Semester B- May 31

University of Waikato Application Process

  • Application: Application can be made through both online (MyWaikato) and offline mode.

  • Application Deadline: 

?          February intake- December 1, 2018; July intake- May 1, 2019; November intake- September 1, 2019. The applications for M.Phil/Ph.D./EdD/SJD are accepted throughout the year.

  • General requirements: Official academic transcripts, official programme completion certificate, mark sheets, English language Scores.

  • Additional requirements: Birth certificate, passport copy, Insurance documentation, Valid student Visa.

  • English Proficiency Test:

    Minimum English test scores required for admission are given below:
English proficiency testsUGPG
IELTS (Academic)6.06.5
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)80 with a writing score of 2190 with a writing score of 21
Pearson PTE Academic50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 4258 with no less than 50 for each communicative skill

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance comprises several other expenses besides tuition fee such as accommodation cost, books and supplies, etc.

Tuition fee

ProgrammesUG (NZD)PG (NZD)Ph.D. (NZD)
Arts24,425-31,79545,140-51,3706,138-6,519
Engineering and Technology30,350-35,70037,240-53,5506,519
Business28,525-29,38045,0006,265
Health, Sport and Human Performance24,42545,1406,138
Science29,705-31,79551,3656,519
Education30,35045,1406,883

Accommodation Cost

Weekly on-campus accommodation cost:

Fully-catered hall322-365 NZD
Self-catered170-185 NZD
Deposit400 NZD
Administration fee150 NZD
Activity fee100 NZD

Weekly off-campus accommodation cost:

Homestay*266 NZD
Flatting100-140 NZD
Renting350-450 NZD

*For homestay, one needs to pay a non-refundable application fee of 330 NZD. Cost of Living

Type of expenseAmount (NZD)
Basic weekly expense419.50-462.50
One-offs Costs (annual)3,270
Other Costs (annual)2,890

Financial Aid

Students may seek financial aid in the form of student loans, allowances, and Scholarships. Majorly, 3 types of scholarships are offered by the University:

  • University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarships

The scholarship amount is 22,000 NZD. Applications are accepted 3 times in a year.

  • High Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship offers 15% off on the total international tuition fee of 2nd year.

  • University of Waikato International Alumni Masters Scholarship - China

Only Chinese alumni are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Total 10 scholarships are awarded every year to first 10 students enrolling in full-time PG programme and can avail 20% waiver on their 1st-year tuition fee.

Furthermore, students may seek scholarships from external sources, such as New Zealand Scholarships, New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships, etc.

Alumni

The alumni of the University of Waikato may avail alumni benefits such as, e-newsletters, career advice, access to library, and invitation to alumni events. Some of the distinguished alumni are Jan Zijderveld, Dr Sarah Calvert, and Warren Gatland.

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AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 23,004
Bachelors Tuition Fees$17086.86
Post graduate Tuition Fees$23004.03
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 11,914
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
9,805
International Students
1,764
Male : Female Ratio
42:58
Student : Faculty Ratio
17:0
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
70
Min. 5.5
Total Applications
-
Min. 46
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