Your Guide to Universities in New Zealand
The University of Waikato
The University of Waikato is based in the city of Hamilton in New Zealand’s North Island. It is a comprehensive university, made up of seven faculties and schools, with more than 12,000 students, including 2000 international students. The Waikato region is fast-developing as a centre for high-quality research and is home to agile and innovative businesses.
The main campus covers 64 hectares of landscaped gardens and lakes, with extensive sporting and recreational areas. There is a second, smaller campus in the coastal city of Tauranga.
What can I study?
There are a huge range of course and subjects that you can study at university in New Zealand.
Almost any subject that you can study in the UK will be available at the universities in New Zealand. Below are just a few examples of what subjects will be offered through different university faculties and schools.
Please note that not all universities will have the same faculties, or they may have slightly different names.
Faculty of Arts
American studies; ancient history; anthropology; art history; Asian studies; Chinese; classics; communication studies; computer science; criminology; cultural anthropology; design studies; development studies; drama; economics; education; employment relations and organisation studies; English literature; English language and linguistics; ethics; European studies; film;...
"University in New Zealand" is a free online guide for students in the UK who are interested in studying overseas, whether for your whole degree or for a study abroad period.
University in New Zealand is an independent source of information for students, their families, careers advisors, schools, colleges and universities, that will help you make clear, informed decisions about choosing to study at university abroad. With an overview of New Zealand's education system, an extensive listing of its universities aswell as guidance on the application process and costs involved for UK-based students.
You can use the ‘Enquire Now’ button on the university profiles, to send a question to that university, request a prospectus and application form, or obtain further information. Good luck!
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