International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Universities in Hamilton

University of Waikato


Considered one of the most modern and innovative of New Zealand's universities, the University of Waikato is a research-focused university, offering students over 3,000 courses. New Zealand's newest university, the University of Waikato was established in 1964. The university is considered internationally to be one of the top institutions under fifty years old. During its short history, the University of Waikato has taken great strides in proving that the region is not only ideal for farming and dairy production, but also a perfect place for a center of higher education. The Waikato Region has long been home to many Maori communities, making the university the ideal place to study Maori and indigenous culture. The University's qualifications are recognized internationally, its global connections are extensive, and its student profile is diverse. The University has a distinctive New Zealand character derived from the region. Waikato is a Maori name meaning flowing water, a name we share with the longest river in New Zealand and our home province. The University of Waikato believes in innovation and forward thinking and is constantly developing programmes to cater to the world's changing industry environment. The University of Waikato is AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA accredited. The University of Waikato is recognized by the Ministry of Education, New Zealand.

The campus's modern buildings are surrounded by open spaces and home to cafes and labs as well as classrooms. The campus is also home to an extensive recreational center, boasts a number of sporting events, and hosts a farmers' market by the lake.

The University of Waikato has been conistently ranked in the top 50 universities under 50 years old in the world by Times Higher Education. The Modern Languages, Economics and Econometrics, Education, Computer Sciences and Information Systems, and Law programs are all ranked in the top 150 in the world.

University of Waikato supports ISA students with two $300-500 NZD awards each year.