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University of Waikato

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Exchange spaces are not currently available at this partner institution for 2024/2025*

Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
Website: University of Waikato  (see information for exchange students)
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Trimester A (February - June) and Trimester B (July – November)


  • Comprehensive university hosting 12,500 students, including over 2,000 international students
  • Small class sizes and student-centered learning environment
  • Peaceful: New Zealand is the 2nd safest country in the world according to the 2021 Global Peace Index
  • Indigenous culture: The culture and traditions of Māori, New Zealand's indigenous people, are woven into various aspects of New Zealand life
  • Hamilton, New Zealand is near New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland, as well as the beach and surf town of Raglan


  • Accessibility Services website and contact information
  • Although registration is welcome at any time, all students with impairments or support needs are encouraged to register with Accessibility Services before coming to University or very early in their studies. This will ensure the right supports for the students' unique needs.

Area of study

  • Humanities
  • Science 
  • Social Science

Exchange credit history

See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Waikato. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


Medical Insurance, Immigration & Arrival

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