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University of Waikato

Te Whare Wananga o Waikato Gate 1 Knighton Road Hamilton View map
#292
Public
Very High
9,474
565
2,358

Overview

The University of Waikato is one of New Zealand’s leading research universities, made up of seven faculties offering a wide range of subjects. The University of Waikato is committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio and is home to 12,500 students, including close to 2000 international students from more than 70 countries.

The university stands proudly on the world stage, ranked at 292 in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, with ten subjects ranked in the top 200. These rankings place the university among the top 1.1% in the world. Rankings are a reflection of Waikato’s strengths: the ability to challenge, inspire, and prepare students to be future leaders. 

Quality education

The University of Waikato is widely regarded as a progressive and innovative university that develops undergraduate programs to cater for the world’s changing environment. Waikato offers a broad range of subjects, courses and degrees, including conjoint degrees. Flexible degree structures allow students to build a program to suit their interests and career plans.

Waikato’s thirteen subject areas ranked in the top 300 in the world by QS Rankings:

Smaller class sizes provide students with more one-on-one learning opportunities from lecturers. Students also have the opportunity to partake in industry-related, practical learning and internships across all programs. 

University Highlights

Total students - 9,474

18%
82%

International students - 2,358

70%
30%

Total faculty staff - 565

234
331

Total students - 9,474

18%
82%

International students - 2,358

70%
30%

Total faculty staff - 565

331
234

Postgraduate Program

4,000 - 6,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

QS Stars Ratings for University of Waikato

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