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Apply to Study at Waikato

Before you start your application

If it's your first time creating an account, this will take 1-2 minutes.

The application takes about 15 minutes to complete. You can save your application at any time and return to it later.

You will need:

  • An idea of which qualification you want to study. If you're unsure, learn more about our qualifications.
  • Information about your secondary schooling and any previous tertiary study.

International Students

Apply here to study at Waikato. After applying, you will need to meet some additional requirements around English language, study visas and medical insurance.

If you currently live in Africa or Pakistan, please read our application advice.

Waikato Pathways College

If you're interested in English language programmes, ESOL Teacher Training or IELTS Testing, please apply at Waikato Pathways College.

What happens after you apply

Once we've received your application, we'll consider it straight away. If you're successful, we'll send you an Offer of Place. You will need to accept your Offer to Place so you can choose papers and complete your enrolment.

If you currently live in Africa or Pakistan, you may need to apply through an authorised agent. This is because of the large number of applications we receive from your region. If there is no agent in your region, please complete this webform so we can help you.

You do not need to apply through an agent if:

  • You are doing a PhD
  • You currently live in Mauritius or South Africa
  • You are a citizen of an African country or Pakistan but live elsewhere. When applying online, you will need to upload a proof of residency document such as a valid visa or ID card.

New to Waikato University?

Click below to create a new account

Are you a returning student, or continuing an application?

Are you an agent?

If you do not yet have login details and would like to submit an application for a student, please email agency@waikato.ac.nz.