University Of Waikato

New Zealand

Public University, Estd. in 1964

Updated on - December 9th 2019 by Piyush Bhartiya

Overview

University Of Waikato Facts

University of Waikato is ranked among the top 250 in 12 subjects. The university is known for its supports programs for international students. The university is ranked amongst some of the best in the world in education, student services and overall university experience.

  • University of Waikato has more than 2,000 international students. The student population is diverse having more than 70 ethnicities from different countries.
  • University of Waikato is second in NZ for student support. The university stands on 46th position in world for individualized support with study, settling, health and counseling, international buddy programs.
  • University has exchange programs with more than 228 universities around the world. During the past year the university had more than 2,000 industry placements.
  • The university is research focused university where main attention is given to the practical aspect of the subjects. The university is known for producing skilled students, this is the reason university has high number of placements each year.
  • The university has strong alumni network. The alumni of the university are working in various government organizations.

Popular Courses

1st year total fees:
Rs. 1,123,798.50
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT
1st year total fees:
Rs. 1,594,035.30
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT
1st year total fees:
Rs. 1,347,835.50
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT
1st year total fees:
Rs. 1,091,277.00
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT
1st year total fees:
Rs. 1,340,849.40
Exams Accepted:
IELTS,PTE,TOEFL

About University Of Waikato

History

The University of Waikato was founded in 1956 after Hamilton residents launched a petition for an institution to serve the needs of the South Auckland region. The local group was led by Douglas Seymour who was a barrister. In 1960, the newly founded Hamilton Teachers’ College opened its doors and merged with the university which was then a branch of Auckland University started a joint campus on farmland of Hillcrest, on the outskirts of the city.

After that university was comprised of School of Humanities and a School of Social Sciences. In the starting of 1969 a School of Science which is now the Faculty of Science and Engineering was formed. After this the creation of Waikato Management School took place in 1972. Computer Science and Computing Services finally became the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in 1973. The foundation of the School now known as Faculty of Law was done in 1990. Since the beginning of university, it was focused that Maori studies must be a major feature of the new university. This led to the establishment of Centre for Maori Studies and Research in the School of Social Sciences in 1972. In 1999, the original Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences were combined together to form the School, later known as the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. In 2014, the university became smoke-free, and made strict rules against smoking on campus and in university-owned vehicles.

Overview

The university is known for its excellence in education and research. According to the QS World University Rankings 2018, it is in the top 1.1% of universities in the world. University of Waikato has students from more than 70 nations. 93% of students in the university are highly satisfied with quality of teaching. There are more than over 12,000 students in Waikato University. The university offers cutting-edge services which include the Student Center, Cyber Security Lab and a lab based on Sports Science.

The university has seven research centers dedicated to for conducting researches in fields like environmental science, business and leadership along with professional learning and development. The alliance with over 228 universities around the world is a matter of pride for the university, as it directly benefits the students as he / she get to know more about industry-aligned education. There are more than 2000 student placements across various companies every year. The International Student Services Office in the university offers core facilities that can help with a wide range of issues like academics, career support with health and wellbeing.   

The university has more than 60 student clubs where students can take part in several activities like social events alongside their studies.

Take A virtual tour of University Of Waikato

Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard

Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.
whatsapp