University of Waikato, shortly termed as UoW, is a leading public research university located in Hamilton, New Zealand’s North Island. It was founded in 1964 and is the country’s first university which was designed from a black canvas. The university does not allow anyone to smoke on campus and in the university-owned vehicles, thus become a smoke-free university.
As per the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, UoW is ranked at the 324th position in the world and in the top 200 for its 10 subject areas. This placed it in the top 3% universities worldwide. With the student population of more than 12,000 including over 2,000 international students from more than 70 countries, UoW has gained a worldwide reputation for teaching, research and other services.
Faculty, Departments & Schools
UoW has seven faculties offering a range of programs in the different subject areas
Faculty - Law; Arts and Social Sciences; Computing and Mathematical Sciences; Education; Maori and Indigenous Studies; Science and Engineering and others
Departments - Accounting, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Engineering, Finance, Social Work, Tourism, Marketing, Innovation and Technology, Earth Science, Labour Studies and others
Schools - Waikato Management School, Waikato Pathways College, Te Mata Kairangi School of Graduate Research
Programs & Degrees
Computer Graphic Design, Electronic Commerce, Laws, Music, Science, Social Work, Maori and Pacific Development, Entrepreneurship, Business Analysis, Communication Studies and others
Business and Management, Cyber Security, Educational Leadership, Environmental Planning, Social Sciences, Teaching and Learning, Professional Accounting, Philosophy, Music and others
Education, Juridical Science, Laws, Musical Arts, Philosophy
Research at UoW plays an important role in the country’s economy and makes a notable contribution to the global innovative system.
The university is a home to various Research services such as DNA Sequencing, Radiocarbon Dating, Electron Microscope, Mass Spectometry, Demographic and Economic Analysis etc. UoW is delivering world-class research portfolio with powerful global connections.
The interested students are advised to check the entry requirements and eligibility for the chosen program of study. Once everything is done, a candidate can apply online. The international students have three options to apply. Whether you are a domestic or international student, in order to have a smooth application process, please visit this page for the guide.
The university has 2 campuses.
‘Hamilton Campus’, the main campus of the university covers 64 hectares of land. It is located at just 5 minutes of driving distance from the city centre. It is equipped with all basic facilities, such as cafes, eateries, a gym, library, banks, calm study areas, sports and recreation areas, and many more.
‘Tauranga Campus’, the university shares the Windermere and Bongard campuses located in the south of the city and in the heart of the city respectively. They have cafes, library, sports and fitness centre, computer labs and health services.
The university offers different types of scholarships and other financial support opportunities to both local and overseas students. Scholarships are also awarded based on the different subject areas. Find the eligibility for the particular scholarship and apply online.
Why to join?
Study at UoW gives students an opportunity to get an internationally focused education.
The progressive teaching methods encourage students to think innovatively, to work as a team, to participate in each activity actively and to work till the goal is not achieved.
The main aim of the University of Waikato is to give the best level support and facilities to the students so that they can achieve the success to the best of their abilities. It helps students in enhancing overall personality i.e. academically, personally and socially.