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University of Waikato

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Located in New Zealand’s North Island, the University of Waikato is ranked among the world’s top 1.1% of universities. The University has campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga, and offers qualifications in a broad range of subjects – 10 of which are recognised as being in the top 200 of their kind in the world.

The University has internationally recognised research capabilities and facilities across numerous disciplines. It delivers innovative and pioneering research and is successful in transferring its knowledge to business and government sectors. The University partners with industry, government, and other educational institutions, and continues to develop new research partnerships.

Whether a school leaver, postgraduate student, or adult student, the University of Waikato offers hundreds of scholarship and grant opportunities, enabling accessible education for all students. Many of its programmes provide the opportunity for students to participate in practical learning and internships with a clear focus on preparing industry-ready graduates.

The University has a student population of more than 12,500, including almost 2000 international students from more than 70 countries. At the main campus in Hamilton, students have access to on-and off-campus accommodation options, cafes, health services, an award-winning student centre, gym, a swimming pool and the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, all on 65 hectares of park-like grounds with access to regular public transport. There is also a satellite campus in Tauranga, a shared space with a partnering institution, but the University is also building its own state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the coastal city. Both cities are great places to be a student, with a vibrant and welcoming student culture, many recreational activities to enjoy and amongst the strongest economic centres in the country. Hamilton is only a 1.5 hour drive from New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, and is central to many other North Island towns and beaches.

This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
=338
2016
324
2017
292
2018
  • 38.1
    Overall Score
  • 64.4
    Citations per Faculty
  • 97.3
    International Faculty
  • 79.7
    International Students
24
2017
  • 63.9
    Overall Score
  • 66.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 78.5
    Citations per Paper
  • 43.8
    Employer Reputation
301-500
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 13.8-27.8
    Overall Score
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
565
International
234

Number of students

9,474
Postgraduate 18%
Undergraduate 82%

Number of international students

2,358
Postgraduate 30%
Undergraduate 70%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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English Language Proficiency Requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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