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University of Waikato

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Established in 1964, the University of Waikato is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Hamilton (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Waikato. This institution also has a branch campus in Tauranga. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of New Zealand, University of Waikato (UoW) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational New Zealand higher education institution. University of Waikato (UoW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 60-year-old New Zealand higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this New Zealand higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UoW also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


University of Waikato's Control Typepublic


University of Waikato's Entity Typenon-profit


University of Waikato' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


University of Waikato's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Acronym UoW
Founded 1964
Motto Ko te Tangata
The Voice of the People
Colours Red
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official University of Waikato general video presentation.

University Location

Address Private Bag 3105
3240 Waikato
New Zealand
University of Waikato's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University of Waikato Phone Number +64 (7) 838 4439
University of Waikato Fax Number +64 (7) 838 4269
Other locations Tauranga

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University of Waikato's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University of Waikato's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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You can also explore our new A-Z Guide to 8,100 University Programs, Courses and Degrees to learn more about study outlines and typical duration, tuition ranges, career prospects, salary expectations of each course/program/degree.

Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University of Waikato's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University of Waikato.

University of Waikato: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Not reported Not reported
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University of Waikato's admission information.

University of Waikato's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

University of Waikato's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University of Waikato a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University of Waikato's acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

University of Waikato's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Waikato has more than 3200 international students.

University of Waikato's Admission Office Admission Office

Waikato International, Private Bag 3105
Hamilton 3240
(7) 838 4439

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University of Waikato.

University of Waikato's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of Waikato has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

University of Waikato's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 500-599 academic employees (Faculty).

University of Waikato's Control Type Control Type

University of Waikato is a public higher education institution.

University of Waikato's Entity Type Entity Type

University of Waikato is a non-profit higher education institution.

University of Waikato's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

University of Waikato's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

University of Waikato does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Waikato's main facilities:

University of Waikato's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit University of Waikato's Library

University of Waikato's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

University of Waikato's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Waikato's main services:

University of Waikato's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

University of Waikato's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

University of Waikato's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

University of Waikato's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

University of Waikato's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

University of Waikato's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University of Waikato is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry of Education of New Zealand

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Waikato's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD-EQUIS)
  • Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Waikato's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University of Waikato 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some University of Waikato's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

University of Waikato's Facebook page University of Waikato's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

University of Waikato's X (formerly Twitter) page University of Waikato's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

University of Waikato's YouTube channel University of Waikato's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

University of Waikato's Instagram page University of Waikato's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of Waikato's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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