The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato

Study Group began management of the established University of Waikato College in 2018. The partnership utilises Study Group’s expertise as a global education provider to enhance the international student experience and attract further students from across the world to join the University.

Achieve more in the world

Delivered by Study Group NZ, University of Waikato College is designed to support international students develop their core learning skills and bridge the gap to the University.

The College delivers Foundation Studies, Diploma programmes, English language programmes and a Diploma in Postgraduate Preparation - Pre-Masters, giving students the essential skills they need to begin a degree. Successful University of Waikato College graduates have the opportunity to join many of the undergraduate programmes available at the University of Waikato.

Progress to a world top university

One of the top ranked universities in the world, the University of Waikato inspires its diverse and high-achieving student community to success and lead global change.

Established in 1964, the University of Waikato prides itself on championing independent thought and progressive learning. Thanks to innovative world-leading research programmes, it has earnt an international reputation for academic excellence, leading to its position as one of the world’s top ranked institutions.

The University’s emphasis on practical experiences means students are ready to go from the classroom into a successful career. Waikato offers international students a high quality, globally respected higher education that is affordable and safe, with opportunities to obtain a work visa after graduation.

An unbeatable location

University of Waikato College is located on the main University campus in Hamilton, one of New Zealand’s fastest growing cities, and is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of North Island. The region prides itself on a wealth of exciting outdoor activities, such as surfing, black water rafting and bungee jumping.

University of Waikato College courses:

  • Certificate of University Preparation
  • Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies
  • International Diploma (Business)
  • International Diploma (Computer Science)
  • Diploma in Postgraduate Preparation – Pre-Masters
  • Certificate of Attainment in English Language
  • General English Programme

Ranked at 331

out of the world's best 1,422 universities

QS World University Rankings 2023

Triple Crown

accredited business school

A diverse and welcoming student population

comprised of more than 80 different nationalities