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Apply to Study at Waikato

Before you start your application

This 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.

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.

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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