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                                                                                                                  Undergraduate Prospectus

                                                                   T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F WA I K AT O
                                                                   U N D E R G R A D U AT E P R O S P E C T U S


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Your next steps

                                                                                                             It’s a great idea to start planning for university early so that you get everything sorted on
                                                                                                             time. To make things simple, here’s a checklist of things you can do before coming to Waikato.
                                                                                                                    Get advice
                                                                                                                    Get advice from your school careers adviser on the subjects you’re taking to ensure you achieve University Entrance
                                                                                                                    (UE). See page 14 for more information on how to achieve UE

                                                                                                                    Complete NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3, or equivalent
                                                                                                                    We’ve got some great study tips at waikato.ac.nz/go/tips that can help you get through your assignments and
                                                                                                                    exams. If you pass with good results, you could automatically get a school leaver scholarship. Check out page 12
                                                                                                                    for more information

                                                                                                                    Visit the University of Waikato campus
                                                                                                                    We hold an Open Day and an Applicant Day at our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses every year, so that you can see
                                                                                                                    the campuses and get a taste of Waikato life. See dates on page 84

                                                                                                                    Bring your parents or friends along to an information session
At Waikato, we pride ourselves on our warm and welcoming culture. That’s why our campuses in                        We hold information sessions all around the country, and our Future Student Advisers are on hand to answer questions
                                                                                                                    and give you advice about your study. Check out waikato.ac.nz/go/info for more details
Hamilton and Tauranga are open, for you to come and check them out.
                                                                                                                    Set up an appointment with a Future Student Adviser
If you'd like to get a taste of Waikato student life, set up an appointment with one of our Future Student
                                                                                                                    Our Future Student Advisers are happy to talk to you about the degrees and majors we’ve got on offer, to answer
Advisers. They’ll show you around our campuses, and can give you some advice on your studies.                       any questions, and can explain how applying to Waikato works. Contact them at recruitment@waikato.ac.nz or on
                                                                                                                    0800 WAIKATO
Make an appointment by emailing recruitment@waikato.ac.nz or by calling 0800 WAIKATO
                                                                                                                    Apply for the Halls of Residence
                                                                                                                    Find out more about costs, rooms and how to apply on pages 18-23 or at waikato.ac.nz/go/accommodation

                                                                                                                    Check out our range of scholarships
                                                                                                                    You can find some of these on pages 12-13, or by visiting waikato.ac.nz/scholarships

                                                                                                                    Apply for a student loan and/or allowance
                                                                                                                    For more information and to apply visit studylink.govt.nz

                                                                                                                    Apply to enrol online
                                                                                                                    You can find five easy steps to enrol on page 15 of this prospectus. Apply to enrol at waikato.ac.nz

                                                                                                                    Check out what’s planned for orientation
                                                                                                                    Every year, we host events on campus to welcome you to Waikato and help you transition into student life.
                                                                                                                    Keep an ear out for announcements closer to when you’re starting university with us.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           YOUR JOURNEY TO WAIKATO
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  Why study at
                                 46 Bachelor of
                                      Communication Studies
     the University of                                             Follow us:
     Waikato                     48 Bachelor of Computing
                                      and Mathematical                       WaikatoUniversity
4    Student life at Waikato         Sciences with Honours
5    Hamilton: student city     50   Bachelor of Design                    WaikatoUniversity
6    Study in Tauranga –        52    achelor of Engineering
     new CBD campus                   with Honours                           WaikatoUni
8    Student support services   54 Bachelor of
9    Get work-ready: industry         Environmental Planning
     experience                  56   Bachelor of Health, Sport   Quick guide
10                                    and Human Performance
      aikato OE: student
     W                                                             to Faculties
     exchange                    58   Bachelor of Laws
                                                                   FASS – Faculty of Arts and
12   Scholarships                60    achelor of Management
                                      B                            Social Sciences

14 How to apply and get              Studies with Honours         FCMS – Faculty of Computing and
                                                                   Mathematical Sciences
     into Waikato                62   Bachelor of Music            FEDU – Te Kura Toi Tangata
16    pplication and
     A                           64 Bachelor of Science –         Faculty of Education
     enrolment – FAQs                 FCMS                         FHSHP – Te Huataki Waiora
                                                                   Faculty of Health, Sport and
17   Alternative pathways to    66   Bachelor of Science –       Human Performance
     university study                 FSEN                         FLAW – Te Piringa – Faculty of Law
18 Accommodation                 68    achelor of Science
                                      B                            FMIS – Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao
                                                                   – Faculty of Māori and
23 	Halls of Residence FAQs          (Technology)                 Indigenous Studies

24 International students       70    achelor of Social
                                      B                            FSEN – Faculty of
                                      Sciences – FASS              Science and Engineering
25   Mature students                                               WMS – Waikato
                                 72    achelor of Social
                                      B                            Management School
26   Māori at Waikato                 Sciences – FEDU
27   Pacific at Waikato          74 Bachelor of Social
29	Choose your subject               Sciences – FMIS                                   This publication has
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                                 80   Certificates and diplomas
39    onjoint degrees and
     C                                                                                  forest management
     double majors               81 Glossary
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                                                                   The University of Waikato is committed to
                                                                   reducing its environmental footprint.

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Why study at the University of Waikato
E ngā waka                                         To the multitudes
Kia maiangi tārewa i te awa o Waikato              Suspend yourselves upon the Waikato River
Hukehukea te hoe o te mātauranga kia pou titia     The oar of wisdom will rapidly hoist you upright
Toi ake ki te papa o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato    Rapid be your journey to the University of Waikato
Nau mai, haere mai                                 Come one, come all

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IN 2019
                                                         WHY STUDY AT WAIKATO

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Student life at Waikato
As a Waikato student, you’ll become part of our diverse community, made up of people with
different cultures, ages, ethnicities, ideas and goals. Whether you’re studying in Hamilton or
Tauranga, our welcoming atmosphere, range of clubs and social events, and fully equipped
campuses provide everything you need for your university journey.

On campus                                      Sports facilities                             A typical day
Our on-campus atmosphere is relaxed and        Students have access to a wide range of       Let’s say you’re a first-year Bachelor
friendly. Find a bargain at the market days    sports facilities at our Hamilton campus,     of Business student living in College Hall.
by the lake, listen to live music on the       including a 50-metre swimming pool, a         What could a typical day look like?
Village Green during cultural hour every       dive pool, tennis and netball courts, the
Wednesday, or grab a coffee with friends       largest university sports fields in           8am       Wake up, get ready, and go to
or lecturers at one of the many cafés.         New Zealand, and an indoor cricket                      breakfast in the dining hall
                                               facility. In Hamilton, we are also a short
                                                                                             8.45am Meet up with friends and head
                                               drive from the Avantidrome, bush and
                                                                                                    off to your lectures
Join a club                                    river walks, world-class rowing facilities
Students at Waikato have many talents          and much more.                                9am       Lecture 1
and interests, which are expressed in                                                        10am      Lecture 2
                                               In Tauranga, our Aquatic and Fitness
the wide range of clubs and student
                                               Centre features a 25-metre pool with a        11am      Morning classes done, walk
associations at both of our campuses.
                                               four-metre scuba dive well. In our fully                to UniRec for a gym session
With more than 40 student clubs, there
                                               equipped gym, you can join a group fitness              between classes
is something for everyone. Whether
                                               class or have a personalised exercise
you are interested in cooking, running,                                                      12noon Go back to College Hall, have
                                               programme set up for you. There are
snowboarding, music, politics, debating or                                                          a shower and grab some lunch
                                               plenty of off-campus exercise options too,
languages, you can get involved and meet       with bush walks, beaches and cycling trails
other students. And if there isn’t a club to                                                 12.50pm Head off to your tutorial class
                                               throughout the Bay of Plenty region.
suit you, why not set one up? Check out                                                              starting at 1.10pm
wsu.org.nz for more information.                                                             2pm	Tutorial done, grab a coffee and
                                               Waikato Students’ Union
                                                                                                  walk over to the Student Centre
                                               The Waikato Students’ Union (WSU)                  to work on your assignment
Sports and recreation
                                               gives students a strong collective voice.
UniRec                                         The WSU also organises activities such        4.30pm Return to College Hall, meet
Our Hamilton campus gym, UniRec,               as Orientation Week, Clubs’ Day, musical             up with friends and chill
is one of the best-equipped gyms in            performances, political speakers and more.           before dinner
the Waikato region with weights and            It also provides a free advocacy service      6pm       Dinner in the dining hall
cardio equipment, group exercise classes,      and publishes the award-winning weekly
endless pools, squash courts and a sports      student magazine Nexus. Find out more         7pm       Head to the rec room to play
hall. Flexible memberships and student         about WSU at wsu.org.nz                                 pool and watch TV for a few hours
discounts are available. Visit unirec.co.nz
for more information.

Social sport
                                                  Our facilities
Social sport is a great way to meet like-         We are committed to providing you           • DNA Sequencing Facility and
minded people and make new friends.               with a student-centred learning               Radiocarbon Dating Lab
Sporting prowess is not a must, but the           environment, complete with the
                                                                                              • A moot court room to give our law
                                                  latest facilities and equipment:
desire to have fun is! Social sport offers                                                      students the opportunity to gain legal
indoor and outdoor leagues in netball,            • State-of-the-art laboratories               experience in a practical setting
touch, futsal and six-a-side soccer. Visit          equipped with the latest technology
                                                                                              • A High-Performance Sport Zone for
socialsport.co.nz for more information.           • The Gallagher Academy of Performing         our top athletes, located at UniRec
                                                    Arts: a specifically designed centre
                                                                                              • On-campus banks, shops
                                                    for the performing arts, including
                                                                                                and hairdresser
                                                    a concert chamber, theatre, and
                                                    dedicated kapa haka space                 • Multi-cultural food outlets
                                                  • A multi-functional student centre         • Prayer rooms
                                                    with a café, library services, group
                                                    study rooms and computer facilities

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Hamilton: student city
Our main campus is located in the vibrant, multicultural city of Hamilton in the centre of the
North Island. With mountains, beaches, award-winning restaurants, local markets and international
sporting venues on its doorstep, Hamilton is bursting with life and energy.

Affordable living                            Social life
In comparison to other large cities in       No matter what you’re interested in or        What our students
New Zealand, Hamilton is a very              what season it is, Hamilton has it covered.
                                             Most bars and nightclubs in Hamilton have
                                                                                           think about Hamilton
affordable city to live in. You can expect
to pay $120 – $150 a week for a room in      free entry, with the exception of a few       Ashlee Peacock
a flat within walking distance of campus,    that have a door charge of $5.                Bachelor of Laws
including amenities.
                                             If you’re interested in seeing the Chiefs     The best thing about living in
                                             rugby team live in action, you can get        Hamilton is that it’s central to
Transport to campus                          tickets to the Green Zone at FMG Stadium      everything. One minute you’re at uni,
                                             Waikato from only $15. During summer,         next minute you're in Raglan eating
There is on-campus parking for students
                                             the Northern Districts cricket team and       fish and chips. The atmosphere is chill,
at a maximum cost of $2 a day. Students
                                             the Black Caps play regular matches at        and it's easy to live down here with
can purchase parking permits for $60
                                             Seddon Park, with tickets from $15 with       a cool mix of city and country life.
a semester. We also have lockable
                                             a valid student ID.                           The uni has a great combination of
bike storage.
                                                                                           luscious on-campus environment, a
                                             There is also a range of expos, events        great sense of wairua, a presence of
BUSIT subsidy
                                             and concerts held at Claudelands Arena        Māori and other cultures, great people
We've partnered with the Waikato             throughout the year.                          and very good facilities.
Regional Council to give students an
additional 30% subsidy on the BUSIT                                                        Morgan Whitaker
card fare, paying only $1.70 per trip        Get out and about                             Bachelor of Communication
on buses within Hamilton. Buses stop         The Waikato region is well-known for its      Studies
regularly at the campus. Visit               great outdoor adventures and activities,      Hamilton is a great place to live
waikato.ac.nz/fmd/getting-to-campus          and with three shopping malls and regular     because the city provides plenty of
for more information.                        local markets, your weekends will be          affordable flats and job opportunities.
                                             packed with new things to do. Check out       I like how most things are in walking
                                             these regional events:                        or short driving distance, and the
                                             • Balloons over Waikato                       city is close to my family and
                                             • Boon Street Art Festival                    friends in Auckland and Tauranga.
                                                                                           My favourite thing to do is explore
                                             • Hamilton Fringe Festival
                                                                                           the nature walkways and visit the
                                             • National Agricultural Fieldays              beach in Raglan.
                                             • Round the Bridges Fun Run and Walk
                                                                                           Davin Franks
                                             • Soundsplash Festival
                                                                                           Bachelor of Management
                                                                                           Studies with Honours
                                                                                           Hamilton has a good community and
                                                                                           I like how easy it is to meet up with
                                                                                           people. The river, the town centre
                                                                                           or, for me, the basketball courts​,​ are
                                                                                           always good places to meet up with
                                                                                           friends. Everyone seems to be just a
                                                                                           stone’s throw away, while you also
                                                                                           have privacy when you need it.
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Study in Tauranga – new CBD campus
Sun, sand and surf aren’t all you will find in the Bay of Plenty. Our new Tauranga CBD campus,
opening in 2019, will enhance our current range of qualifications available to students in one
of New Zealand’s most sought-after locations – combining beautiful beaches, a relaxed lifestyle
and world-class university study.
The University of Waikato is leading the   Facilities                                     Bay of Plenty Tertiary
new Tauranga CBD campus development                                                       Education Partnership
                                           The main campus building is designed to
on behalf of the Bay of Plenty Tertiary
                                           promote collaboration and social learning,     The University of Waikato is part of
Education Partnership.
                                           including communal study and social            the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education
In the heart of the CBD, our new campus    spaces, a 24-hour computer lab and a           Partnership, which is made up of Toi
will be part of an educational precinct,   café. The campus also includes a noho          Ohomai Institute of Technology and
connected to other regional tertiary       centre which will be available for use by      Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.
providers, to Tauranga city, and to the    University students, staff and the wider       This partnership provides a collaborative
communities of the wider Bay of Plenty.    community.                                     approach to tertiary education in the
                                                                                          Bay of Plenty, giving students in the
The new campus will be a multipurpose      The central atrium provides a social
                                                                                          region more pathways and opportunities
space where students, researchers, the     hub for university staff, students and
                                                                                          to study at university than ever before.
                                           visitors. Levels one, two and three
community and industry can work
                                           incorporate teaching and social learning
together in the heart of the fastest
                                           spaces, including open plan and
growing region in New Zealand.
                                           multifunctional spaces and well as a
The new Tauranga campus will initially     tiered lecture theatre.
have capacity for around 1500 students
                                           Dedicated spaces for staff and
a year, with further development planned
                                           postgraduate students will be available on
as demand grows.
                                           level four, along with views of the Tauranga
                                           CBD, Mount Maunganui and the harbour.

                                           Most classes will taught in person by
                                           Tauranga-based lecturers and tutors, and
                                           some of our Hamilton-based teaching
                                           staff will also travel to Tauranga. Students
                                           will have the same access to lectures,
                                           course materials and teaching staff as
                                           Hamilton-based students.

                                           To see where our new campus will be
                                           located, see the map on page 83.

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Programmes on offer                        University of Waikato Adams
The University is proposing to offer the   Centre for High Performance
following undergraduate programmes in      In partnership with the Tauranga City
Tauranga from 2019:                        Council, the University established the
• Bachelor of Business                     UoW Adams Centre for High Performance
• Bachelor of Engineering with Honours     as the country’s leading provider of sport
                                           science, health and human performance
• Bachelor of Science
                                           research. The centre features a state-
• Bachelor of Social Sciences              of-the-art environmental chamber that
• Bachelor of Social Work                  allows for the manipulation of heat,
• Bachelor of Teaching                     humidity and altitude for research,
                                           teaching and athlete acclimatisation         Coastal Marine Field Station
• Diploma in Law
                                           purposes. Our national men’s and             The Coastal Marine Field Station, part of
We also have a range of graduate and       women’s Rugby 7s squads are based at         the University’s Environmental Research
postgraduate study options available in    the centre. Visit uowadamshpc.co.nz for      Institute, is also located in the Bay and
Tauranga. For a full list of what’s on     more information.                            has become a major centre of marine
offer, email uwt@waikato.ac.nz, visit                                                   research excellence. The Coastal Marine
uwt.waikato.ac.nz or download a                                                         Field Station is involved in teaching,
copy of the Tauranga Prospectus at                                                      environmental monitoring, coastal and
waikato.ac.nz/go/prospectus                                                             marine research and discovery. Visit
                                                                                        for more information.

                                                                                          Find out more about
                                                                                          studying in Tauranga
                                                                                          If you’re interested in studying in
                                                                                          Tauranga visit uwt.waikato.ac.nz
                                                                                          email uwt@waikato.ac.nz or call
                                                                                          0800 WAIKATO.

                                                                                          For more information about the new
                                                                                          campus, and to watch a fly-through
                                                                                          video of the proposed facilities, visit

                                                                                                                                        STUDY IN TAURANGA

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Student support services
Our students tell us we’re one of the friendliest and most supportive universities in New Zealand.
We are enthusiastic about helping you get the advice and service you need to make sure your time
at university is successful. Visit waikato.ac.nz /go/student-support for more information.

              Academic support                                                     Health and wellbeing
              Our friendly tutors at Student Learning can help                     Our team of doctors, nurses and counsellors are
              you with assignment preparation and writing,                         dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing
              help you develop time management and note-                           of all students. We provide all standard GP and
              taking skills, and teach you the most effective ways                 nurse services, along with a free and confidential
              to prepare for tests and exams. Join one of their                    counselling service for those students seeking
              workshops, have a face-to-face consultation or take                  professional support. We also have a pharmacy
              a look at their online services at waikato.ac.nz/go/                 on the Hamilton campus.
                                                                                   International student support
              Career Development Services                                          We have a number of staff dedicated specifically
              Career Development Services provides a free service                  to meeting the needs of our international students,
              for all students and alumni. The careers team is                     including student advisers and administrators,
              here to assist with career planning, CV writing,                     learning development staff, accommodation
              and employment and job interview skills. For more                    coordinators, doctors, and peer support groups.
              information visit waikato.ac.nz/students/careers                     More information can be found on page 24,
                                                                                   or at waikato.ac.nz /study/international
              Childcare services
              The Hamilton campus has an on-site creche and                        IT and computer labs
              kōhanga reo.  Visit campuscreche.co.nz or                            When you’re fully enrolled, you will be provided
              ngakuaka.org for more information. If you're based                   with a user-name and a computer account which
              in Tauranga, visit boppoly.ac.nz/go/childcare-centre                 will enable you to log on to any computer on the
                                                                                   Hamilton and Tauranga campuses.
              Disability Support Services
              If you have physical or learning needs and require                   Māori and Pacific student support
              a bit of extra help, our specialist staff in the                     Te Puna Tautoko ensures that Māori students get the
              Disability Support Services team are available                       most out of their time at Waikato, and our Pacific
              to you. We provide a range of services including                     Student Support Coordinator is here to assist our
              lecture material, learning support, alternative test                 Pacific students with all aspects of university. Find
              and exam arrangements, access to assistive                           out more about Māori and Pacific student support on
              technology, ergonomic furniture, hearing equipment                   pages 26 and 27.
              and much more. For more information visit
              waikato.ac.nz /students/disability-support                           Orientation
                                                                                   The University runs an orientation programme
              Faith services                                                       at the start of each semester to give you everything
              Whether you’re looking to continue your faith,                       you need to prepare for the semester ahead. All
              explore your spirituality, or join a new group, our                  new students are welcomed onto our campuses
              chaplaincy service is here to help. We are based                     at a pōwhiri, and can then attend student services
              at the Lady Goodfellow Chapel, which overlooks one                   workshops, Uni101 sessions and faculty orientations.
              of the University’s beautiful lakes – a perfect place                Our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses are buzzing
              for quiet reflection. For more information                           with lots of fun activities, free food, entertainment,
              visit waikato.ac.nz/students/chaplaincy                              competitions and giveaways.

                   Te Ara ki Angitū: Pathways to Excellence
                   The University of Waikato has partnered with schools in the Waikato region to make university study more accessible
                   by putting some key supports in place to help students transition smoothly from high school to university study.
                   The programme includes: guidance and support during the transition to university, support and mentoring during
                   study, a dedicated study and social space, a heavily subsidised daily bus between home and our Hamilton campus,
                   and scholarships worth up to $5,000.
                   Visit waikato.ac.nz/go/te-ara-ki-angitu for more information.

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Get work-ready: industry experience
Gaining work experience while at university gives you a huge advantage when starting your
career after graduating. In fact, it’s so important we’ve made it compulsory for many of our
undergraduate qualifications.

While you’re a student at Waikato, there      Employability Plus                           Benefits of industry
will be plenty of opportunities for you to    Programme (EPP)                              experience
get real-world experience and apply what
you’ve learned in lectures and tutorials to   The Employability Plus Programme             • Apply your skills and knowledge in
real-world situations.                        provides University of Waikato students        a work setting
                                              with the opportunity to gain work-ready      • Familiarise yourself with
As well as valuable work experience for       skills through volunteer activity.             workplace culture
your CV, you’ll make industry connections
                                              As a student, you’ll be recognised for       • Develop industry connections and build
and grow your professional network. Some
                                              the extra work you do, and you'll stand        your professional network
work placements can lead to employment
after graduation too.                         out when you're job hunting by gaining       • Increase your chances of being offered
                                              practical skills and experience, which is      a permanent position.
Industry and community work placements        sought after by prospective employers.
or internships often take place during
your final year of study when you have        To gain different levels of achievement in
a good base of theoretical knowledge to       the programme, you’ll complete a range
put into practice.                            of modules and volunteering hours. Your
                                              EPP level of attainment (“achieved” or
The University of Waikato has close links     greater) will be included on a transcript
with many businesses and organisations        alongside your academic transcript.
that are willing to host students during
their studies, and we have staff dedicated    We’re proud to be working with a large
to finding work placements for students.      number of not-for-profit organisations in
                                              the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions as
                                              part of this programme.

                                              Visit waikato.ac.nz/go/epp for
                                              more information.

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Waikato OE: student exchange
Do you dream of travelling the world? Are you keen to study in another country?

Completing part of your study overseas provides a great opportunity to add an international education experience to your degree.
You’ll broaden your thinking, break out of your comfort zone, experience new cultures, and improve your foreign language skills.
All of our Waikato OE alumni rate their overseas exchange as one of the best university experiences they’ve had.

As a Waikato student, you have the opportunity to study overseas for one or two semesters at one of more than 60 partner
universities, including seven top 100 universities. The study you complete overseas will be credited back to your Waikato degree,
and you’ll pay Waikato tuition fees (a set fee based on full-time enrolment) instead of costly international fees. You’re also able to
receive your student loan and allowance during your exchange. You don’t need to be fluent in the language of the country you’re
studying in, as these programmes are designed for students from anywhere in the world, and most offer classes taught in English.

Check out waikato.ac.nz/go/waikato-oe for more information.


                                                                                          THE NETHERLANDS
                                                CANADA                                                                       SWEDEN



  UNITED STATES                                                                      ENGLAND                                 FINLAND


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                                                      Bachelor of Social Sciences
                                                      Exchange at the University of
                                                      Calgary, Canada

                                                      Travelling 12,000km across the world
                                                      to study in another country is one of
                                                      the best decisions I’ve ever made.

                                                      A big highlight of the experience was
                                                      the number of new people I met. I
              CHINA   SOUTH KOREA                     made friends with amazing students
                                                      from all around the world who were on
                                                      the same journey I was.
                                      JAPAN           The Rocky Mountains are in Calgary’s
                                                      backyard. A two-hour drive found me
                                                      in the heart of breath-taking scenery –
                                                      mountains, glaciers, wildlife, lakes and
                                                      waterfalls. Calgary is close to spots like
                             TAIWAN                   Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper that are
                                                      famous for winter action sports. During
                                                      the cooler months, we would head
                                                      there and go skiing, snowboarding,
                        HONG KONG                     dog-sledding, and snow-shoeing.

MALAYSIA                                              In Calgary itself, weekends were spent
                                                      bobsledding, luging, skating, playing ice
                                                      hockey and finding new places to eat
                                        FIJI          and drink. On campus, I lived a couple
  SINGAPORE                                           of hundred metres from an Olympic
                                                      skating rink!

                                                      Going on exchange was genuinely the
                                                      best time of my life. I learned so much
                                      NEW CALEDONIA   about myself and grew as a person.
                                                      It’s a truly unique experience that I
                                                      will treasure for many years.

                                                      When I got back to New Zealand,
                                                      I became a Waikato OE student
                                                                                                        WHY STUDY AT WAIKATO

                                                      ambassador, and joined the student-
                                                      led Study Abroad Network. This
                                                      enabled me to share my experiences
                                                      with interested students through
                                                      presentations and events.  I've also
                                                      been awarded a Freyberg Scholarship
                                                      to fully fund my masters degree.

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At Waikato, we know a helping hand goes a long way in turning a smart brain into a great mind.
We have numerous scholarships available to support you during your studies. Check out the full list
at waikato.ac.nz/scholarships

General scholarships                             Te Paewai o te Rangi: Scholarship               Northland Future Leaders’ School
                                                 for Outstanding Academic                        Leaver Scholarship – $5,000
University of Waikato school leaver              Achievement – up to $25,000                     This scholarship recognises the strong
scholarships – up to $7,000                      over three years                                relationship the University has with
We have unlimited scholarships on offer          If you’re an outstanding student who            secondary schools in the Northland region,
for school leavers. The value of these           demonstrates academic excellence,               and offers $5,000 in financial support.
scholarships will vary depending on              leadership potential and community
                                                 involvement, this scholarship will support      To be eligible for this scholarship you need
whether you achieve Merit or Excellence,                                                         to show leadership potential, community
or a combination of both, at NCEA Levels         you to achieve excellence in a programme
                                                 of study at the University of Waikato.          involvement, academic ability and a
2 and 3 (or equivalent for CIE or IB).                                                           commitment to succeed at university.
If you’ve taken a gap year between school        Recipients will be guaranteed a place in        Your principal will need to nominate you
and university, you may still be eligible for    the University’s Halls of Residence for the     for the scholarship, and principals can
a school leaver scholarship, but you will        first year of the scholarship.                  only nominate one student each year.
need to apply.                                   Visit outstanding.ac.nz for                     Visit waikato.ac.nz/go/northland-leaders
For full details on eligibility visit waikato.   more information.                               for more information.
ac.nz/go/school-leaver-scholarship               Te Ara ki Angitū Scholarship –                  D.V. Bryant Trust University of
Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship                   up to $5,000                                    Waikato Residential Scholarship
– up to $10,000 a year                           Te Ara ki Angitū Scholarships are awarded       – up to $7,000
Recipients of this scholarship are               on the basis of financial need, personal        These scholarships are designed to assist
recognised for exceptional talent in             circumstances, leadership and community         school leavers who have proven academic
academia, leadership, and sports or              roles, academic ability, and commitment         potential, whose financial circumstances
creative and performing arts. They receive       to succeed in university study.                 are severely constrained and for whom
up to $10,000 a year for the duration                                                            accommodation in either Bryant Hall or
                                                 The scholarship recognises the partnership      Student Village will be hugely beneficial to
of their undergraduate studies, along            between the University of Waikato
with academic support, and professional                                                          their success at Waikato.
                                                 and high schools of the Waikato region
development opportunities.                       and supports our shared commitment              For more information visit
The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship               to creating pathways to excellence for          waikato.ac.nz/go/bryant-scholarship
Programme provides support for students          students beyond their secondary
                                                 school years.                                   Tauranga campus scholarships
who have achieved NCEA Level 3 with
Merit or Excellence (or equivalent for                                                           We are currently developing scholarships
                                                 For more information visit waikato.ac.nz/       specifically for study at the new Tauranga
CIE or IB), University Entrance, and
                                                 go/pathways-to-excellence                       CBD campus. If this option appeals to you,
admission to their degree.
                                                                                                 please check back with us later in 2018
Check out waikato.ac.nz/hillary for
                                                 Edna Money Future Pacific Leaders’
                                                                                                 when details have been finalised, or email
more information.
                                                 School Leaver Scholarship –
                                                                                                 scholarships@waikato.ac.nz to register
                                                 $6,000 a year for up to three years
                                                                                                 your interest.
                                                 If you are of Pacific Island descent and
                                                 are enrolling full-time for the first time in
                                                 study, you could be eligible for the Edna
                                                 Money Pacific Leaders’ Scholarship.

                                                 This scholarship rewards high achieving
                                                 leaders with $6,000 in financial support,
                                                 along with leadership and personal
                                                 development for up to three years.

12    The University of Waikato
Discipline specific                          Law                                           Māori and Indigenous Studies
scholarships                                 Te Piringa – Faculty of Law Entrance          Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao – The
                                             Scholarships – $2,000                         Faculty of Māori and Indigenous
Computing and                                Thinking about studying Law next year?        Studies Scholarships for Academic
Mathematical Sciences                        You could be rewarded for your hard work      Distinction – $10,000
Computer Science Undergraduate               with one of our law entrance scholarships.    These scholarships recognise the
Scholarship – $5,000                         You could be eligible if you enrol in a       importance the University assigns to
                                             Bachelor of Laws and pass NCEA Levels 2       supporting the growth of Māori and
Each year the Computer Science
                                             and 3 with a minimum Merit endorsement.       Indigenous knowledge in academia.
Department offers scholarships for
                                             Offers will be made conditional on
undergraduate students enrolling in the                                                    If you’re an outstanding student who
                                             students gaining NCEA Level 3 with Merit
first year of a Bachelor of Computing                                                      demonstrates academic excellence,
                                             (or equivalent).
and Mathematical Sciences with Honours,                                                    leadership potential and community
Bachelor of Design, or Bachelor of           Te Piringa – Faculty of Law                   involvement, this scholarship will support
Engineering with Honours in one of           Endeavour Scholarships – $2,000               your entry into one of the majors offered
the computing streams.                                                                     by Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao – the Faculty
                                             If your financial or special circumstances
                                             are likely to have an impact on your          of Māori and Indigenous Studies.
The scholarships are awarded on the
basis of results in the University of        academic success, this scholarship could
Waikato Computer Science Scholarship         be for you. You must pass NCEA Levels 2       Science and Engineering
examinations, held each year in              and 3 with a minimum Merit endorsement
                                             and be able to demonstrate financial need     Engineering Admission Scholarship
secondary schools.
                                             or other special circumstances. Students      – $4,000
Mathematics Scholarship – $5,000             must be eligible to enrol in a Bachelor of    Engineer your future with an entrance
This scholarship is open to students         Laws. Offers will be made conditional on      scholarship at Waikato. We’re offering
enrolling full-time in the first year of     students gaining NCEA Level 3 with Merit      Scholarships valued at up to $4,000 for
study towards an undergraduate degree        (or equivalent).                              first-year students of high academic
with a major in Mathematics. Successful                                                    calibre. You could be eligible if you’re
applicants will usually be intending to                                                    enrolling full-time in the first year of
                                             Management                                    a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
enrol in the Faculty of Computing and
Mathematical Sciences, although in           Bartlett Scholarship – $1,500 and             and perform well in NCEA Level 2
exceptional circumstances the selection      Buckley Scholarship – $1,500                  (or equivalent).
panel may consider applicants who are        These scholarships are open to students
                                                                                           Science Admission Scholarship –
enrolling in a Mathematics major through     who enrol full-time in the first year of
another Faculty.                             an undergraduate degree with Waikato
                                             Management School, taking at least one        Thinking about studying science at
                                             paper in Accounting. These scholarships       Waikato next year? You could be rewarded
Education                                    are awarded primarily for academic merit,     for your hard work at school with a $4,000
Interested in studying to become a           as demonstrated through your secondary        science admission entrance scholarship.
teacher? You could be eligible for a         school results.                               You could be eligible if you’re enrolling
government-funded scholarship.                                                             full-time in the first year of a Bachelor
Check out what’s on offer at                 Brian Smith Memorial Entrance                 of Science or a Bachelor of Science
teachnz.govt.nz/scholarships                 Scholarship – $1,800                          (Technology) and perform well in NCEA
                                             This scholarship is open to applicants who    Level 2 (or equivalent).
                                             enrol in the first year of an undergraduate
Health, Sport and Human                      degree with Waikato Management School.
Performance                                  This scholarship is awarded on the basis
Peter Ayson Undergraduate                    of academic merit, character, community
Scholarship in Health, Sport and             involvement, and financial need.
Human Performance - $3,500                                                                    All scholarship information is
This scholarship is open to applicants who                                                    correct at the time of printing.
have not attended secondary school in                                                         For the most up-to-date
the past two years, and who are intending                                                     information visit waikato.
to enrol full time in the first year of an                                                    ac.nz/scholarships or email
undergraduate degree in the Faculty of                                                        scholarships@waikato.ac.nz

Health, Sport and Human Performance.

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How to apply and get into Waikato
You will be accepted into Waikato if you achieve University
Entrance (UE) and meet any additional requirements for your                                              Approved NCEA
chosen qualification and papers. Specific entry requirements for                                         subjects for 2019*
each degree can be found on pages 38 – 79.
                                                                                                         Agriculture and Horticulture
Admission to university                                                                                  Business Studies
University Entrance from NCEA                                                                            Calculus
To gain admission to university, you must have University Entrance. The chart below                      Chinese
outlines how you can get University Entrance from NCEA:                                                  Classical Studies
                                                                                                         Construction and Mechanical
 Numeracy             10 credits from specified achievement standards available through a range          Cook Islands Māori
 Level 1 or higher:        of subjects OR from a package of three numeracy unit standards                Dance
                                      (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required)                         Design (Practical Art)
                                                                                                         Design and Visual Communication
                                                                                                         Digital Technologies
                                                                                                         Earth and Space Science
 Literacy                    5 reading credits AND 5 writing credits from the specified list.            Economics
 Level 2 or higher:                  The credits can come from a range of subjects.                      Education for Sustainability
                                For more information go to waikato.ac.nz/go/UEliteracy
 Level 3:                14 credits in one       14 credits in a second       14 credits in a third      Health Education/Hauora
                         approved subject          approved subject            approved subject          History
                                                                                                         History of Art
                                                                                                         Home Economics
                                           Achieve NCEA Level 3 Certificate                              Korean
                         (60 credits at Level 3 or above and 20 credits from Level 2 or above)           Latin
                                                                                                         Media Studies
                                                                                                         Music Studies
                                                                                                         Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia
                                   University Entrance from NCEA                                         Ngā Toi
                                                                                                         Ngā Toi Ataata
                                                                                                         Painting (Practical Art)
                                                                                                         Photography (Practical Art)
University Entrance from Cambridge                   University Entrance from                            Physical Education
International Examinations (CIE)                     International Baccalaureate (IB)                    Physics
                                                                                                         Printmaking (Practical Art)
Standard recognised by Universities                  Standard recognised by Universities                 Processing Technologies
New Zealand                                          New Zealand                                         Religious Studies
Part A                                               Award of the full IB Diploma                        Science/Pūtaiao
                                                                                                         Sculpture (Practical Art)
A minimum of 120 points on the UCAS                  (24 points or higher).                              Social Studies
Tariff at A or AS Level other than the                                                                   Spanish
General Paper, including at least three                                                                  Statistics
                                                     Other admission options                             Technology/Hangarau
subjects (other than Thinking Skills) in                                                                 Te Reo Māori
which no grade is lower than a D.                    You may be eligible for admission if:               Te Reo Rangatira
                                                     • You have studied to University                    Tikanga ā-Iwi
Part B                                                                                                   Tongan
                                                       Entrance level at an overseas
Literacy: an E grade or better in any                                                                    *Information is correct at the time of
                                                       secondary school or at tertiary level             printing. For the most up-to-date list
one of AS English Language, Language
                                                       (in New Zealand or overseas), or                  visit nzqa.govt.nz
and Literature in English, Literature in
                                                       passed examinations that reach the
English; a D grade or better will satisfy
one of the subject requirements of Part                standard for admission to university
                                                       as recognised by Universities New              • You successfully complete the
A; or as prescribed for University Entrance
with NCEA.                                             Zealand. We will assess your study to            Certificate of University Preparation
                                                       determine whether it is an acceptable            or the Certificate of Attainment in
Numeracy: a D grade or better in IGCSE
                                                       equivalent to the New Zealand                    Foundation Studies (see page 17
or GCSE mathematics, or any mathematics
                                                       University Entrance qualification                for more information)
passed at AS Level; a D grade or better will
satisfy one of the subject requirements              • You are under 20 years of age and have         • You have achieved University Entrance in
of Part A; or as prescribed for University             been home schooled and do not have               another form, including UE achieved by
Entrance with NCEA.                                    University Entrance                              examination or accreditation.

14   The University of Waikato
Discretionary Entrance                           Eligibility
Students under 20 without                        You are eligible for fees-free study if you:      Enrol in five
University Entrance
If you are over 16 years of age and a New
                                                 • Are a New Zealand citizen, or meet New
                                                   Zealand residency requirements                  easy steps
Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you       • Are not enrolled in secondary school when
                                                                                                   1. Get the right advice
may be eligible to apply for Discretionary         your qualification starts
                                                                                                   Our Future Student Advisers are
Entrance (DE).                                   • Have not undertaken previous study or
                                                                                                   here to ensure you select the best
                                                   training of more than 60 credits, except
Discretionary Entrance is based on NCEA                                                            study option for you. For study
                                                   while you were at school
Level 2 results and you must also meet the                                                         advice, help with course planning
literacy and numeracy requirements for           • Enrol in an eligible qualification (all         and to arrange campus tours
University Entrance (see University Entrance       University of Waikato qualifications            email recruitment@waikato.ac.nz
from NCEA on page 14).                             are eligible)                                   or call 0800 WAIKATO

Year 13 students who leave school after 1        What’s covered?
                                                                                                   2. Apply to enrol
June are not eligible to be considered for       The fees-free policy has the same coverage
Discretionary Entrance.                          as a student loan. It covers:                     Once you know what you want
                                                                                                   to study, you'll need to submit
Students who have left school and did not        • Tuition fees – fees are charged per paper
                                                                                                   an Application to Enrol. You don't
achieve University Entrance from NCEA              that you enrol in. Often these paper costs
                                                                                                   need to have chosen your
Level 3 are eligible to apply for DE following     vary between subjects. Tuition fees are
                                                                                                   papers yet. Apply online at
at least one semester break after completion       set annually by the University. For more
of Year 13.                                        information visit waikato.ac.nz/go/fees
                                                 • Compulsory fees – other fees are set by
You are assessed on the basis of your                                                              3. Receive an offer of
                                                   the University to pay for maintenance
academic background and an adviser’s                                                               acceptance
                                                   and services. In 2019, there will be a
recommendation. If you are still at school,        student services levy (depending on             Once your Application to Enrol
or have left school recently, your school          location and duration of enrolment)             is accepted, you'll be emailed an
principal must be your adviser. If you have        of $112 – $479 a year.                          offer of place at the University
left school, a Future Student Adviser at the                                                       of Waikato. If your application
University can help you.                         Find out more                                     is accepted conditional on
                                                 For more information about the fees-free          examination results (ie your NCEA
Special Admission                                policy and to check your eligibility visit        results), don’t worry – once you've
                                                 waikato.ac.nz/go/fees-free or                     met these conditions an offer of
Students over the age of 20                                                                        place will be sent to you. We'll
If you left school without University Entrance                                                     contact you if we need further
and will be 20 years of age or over by the       StudyLink                                         information, or if we require you
first day of the semester, you may apply for     Financial support, such as a student loan         to attend an interview.
Special Admission. Factors considered when       or allowance, is available for some students
granting Special Admission are:                  through StudyLink. If you are eligible, the       4. Complete your enrolment
• Any other relevant study you might have        loan will cover tuition fees from your            You can complete your enrolment
  undertaken                                     second year of study onwards, and can also        at enrol.waikato.ac.nz or by
• Your general life experience and               cover your living costs. The loan will be         signing your Enrolment Agreement
  preparedness for university study.             interest free for a period of time if you meet    and returning it to the University
                                                 specific criteria. An allowance doesn’t need      by the dates specified on the
                                                 to be paid back. Visit studylink.govt.nz for      offer of acceptance. To complete
Fund your study                                  more information.                                 your enrolment, you will need to
Fees-free policy                                                                                   choose your papers. Check out
                                                 If you are eligible for fees-free study you
The government’s education policy covers                                                           papers.waikato.ac.nz for a full list
                                                 can still apply for a student allowance, or
one year of full-time study (or 120 points of                                                      of all papers on offer, or email
                                                 for a student loan towards your living and
                                                                                                                                           APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

part-time study) for students who are new                                                          recruitment@waikato.ac.nz
                                                 course-related costs.
to tertiary education, and has no age limit.                                                       for advice.
All University of Waikato courses are covered    Scholarships
under this policy.                                                                                 5. Enrolment is accepted
                                                 For a list of some of our school leaver and
                                                 entrance scholarships check out pages 12 –        Once you've signed and returned
                                                 13, or visit waikato.ac.nz/scholarships to        your Enrolment Agreement you
                                                 see the full list of all scholarships on offer.   are officially enrolled at Waikato!
                                                                                                   We'll let you know your next
                                                                                                   steps from here.

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Application and enrolment – FAQs
Do I need to have achieved                     How do I apply for a student                  How is the University
University Entrance before                     loan or student allowance?                    year structured?
I apply?                                       You need to contact StudyLink by              The University of Waikato’s academic year
No. You are encouraged to have your            visiting studylink.govt.nz You can do         is divided into two main semesters –
application in by 1 December. However,         this as soon as you apply to the University   A and B. A Semester is from February to
you will not receive a confirmed offer         of Waikato. StudyLink encourages students     June; B Semester is from July to October.
of place until after you have achieved         to apply by mid-December to ensure            Some papers can also be studied during
University Entrance and your NCEA              smoother processing.                          Summer School, which runs twice a year,
results have been received in January (or                                                    each over a six-week period. Summer
equivalent for CIE or IB). If you are over                                                   School S starts in January and Summer
                                               How can I use my school                       School T starts in November.
20 years of age you can apply for Special
Admission without having achieved
                                               leaver scholarship?
University Entrance.                           After we find out if you've achieved
                                                                                             If I need advice, what
                                               University Entrance, the University will
                                               advise if you have met the criteria for       should I do?
When do I have to apply?                       the scholarship, and how the money            Free advice is available any time.
You can apply online anytime, but              can be used.                                  Get in touch if you’d like help to:
we recommend you do so before                                                                • Choose your qualification
1 December. Please refer to the entry
requirements under your preferred
                                               How do I send in a photo for                  • Choose your papers

degree for any additional information.         my Student ID card?                           • Complete your Application to Enrol
Visit enrol.waikato.ac.nz to apply.            You can either upload a photo during          • Plan your timetable.
                                               the online application process, or you
                                               can scan your photo and email it to
Do I have to take specific
subjects at school?
                                               idcards@waikato.ac.nz If you do not              Contact us
                                               have access to either of these options,
Some school subjects are required for          you can have your photo taken free of            To make an appointment
particular degrees and papers. Check           charge at the Student Administration             with one of our Future Student
out the entry requirements under your          Desk on Level 2 of the Student Centre            Advisers or arrange a tour of
preferred degree for more information.         in Hamilton.                                     our Hamilton campus email
Some papers may have specific                                                                   recruitment@waikato.ac.nz
prerequisities which can be checked at                                                          or call 0800 WAIKATO
                                               When do I get my Student
                                               ID card?                                         Tauranga students can contact
                                                                                                our Future Student Adviser
                                               Only new students who have paid their
How do I know how much                                                                          (Tauranga) by emailing
                                               fees (this includes indicating 'Student
to pay?                                        Loan' on your Enrolment Agreement)
Once you have met the criteria for             and are fully enrolled receive a Student ID
admission into your qualification and          card. It will be posted to you once you
have had your papers approved, you will        are enrolled and we have your photo.
be emailed an Enrolment Agreement.             If you need help, pop into the Student           Fees-free sudy - FAQS
This document lists the papers you have        Centre at our Hamilton campus.                   To find out more about what
chosen to study, and the fees for each                                                          fees-free teriary education means
paper. It will also list any additional fees                                                    for you check out the list of FAQs at
that are compulsory for every student.                                                          feesfree.govt.nz/faqs
Information about compulsory fees can
be found on page 15. See your preferred
degree for first-year fees.

How do I pay?
When you accept your Enrolment
Agreement, you will indicate your
preferred payment option –
Student Loan, cheque, Eftpos, credit card,
direct credit or other arrangements.

16    The University of Waikato
Alternative pathways to university study
If you need an alternative pathway to tertiary study because you haven’t met University Entrance (UE)
requirements, we have a range of programmes to help you. Waikato Pathways College offers
university preparation courses, foundation and English language programmes to enable your entry
into degree-level study.

University Preparation                       Certificate of Attainment in                     International English Language
and Bridging                                 Academic English (CAAE)                          Testing System (IELTS)
                                             If you are an international student who          Waikato Pathways College is an official
Certificate of University
                                             needs English language instruction, or you       IELTS Test Centre. The IELTS test is
Preparation (CUP)
                                             need to become familiar with teaching            designed to assess the English language
The Certificate of University Preparation                                                     ability of candidates who intend to study
                                             and learning within the higher education
(CUP) programme is a full-time, one-                                                          or work where English is the language
                                             system in New Zealand, this course will
semester, formal qualification offered at                                                     of communication. IELTS is recognised
                                             be useful for you. A ‘B’ pass or better
the Hamilton campus.                                                                          by universities and employers in many
                                             from our higher-level papers allows
CUP is for students who don’t initially      students direct entry to the Certificate of      countries including New Zealand,
meet the entry requirements for study at     Attainment in Foundation Studies (CAFS)          Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA.
a New Zealand university, need additional    or degree-level study. You can enrol at set      It is also recognised by professional
academic preparation, or left school some    times throughout the year.                       bodies, immigration authorities and other
time ago. This programme will give you                                                        government agencies.
                                             General English
University Entrance and can help you with
the transition into degree-level study.      This is a short-term non-credit programme
                                                                                              Preparation for Teaching
                                             that offers an exciting opportunity for you to
You will take two compulsory papers          learn everyday English in an English-speaking
                                                                                              English as a Second Language
and you will choose two electives from a     environment while integrating aspects of         Certificate in English Language
range of options. For a full-time student,   New Zealand culture. Classes start every         Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
there are up to 21 hours of classes a week   second Monday throughout the year.               If you're interested in teaching English
and approximately 20 hours per week of                                                        overseas (or in New Zealand), Waikato
self-directed study.                                                                          Pathways College delivers this Cambridge
                                                                                              certificate. This internationally recognised
Preparation for study                                                                         qualification provides a sound basis in
                                                                                              the fundamentals of language teaching
in New Zealand
                                                                                              practice and is a qualification that
Certificate of Attainment in                                                                  enables people to teach English as a
Foundation Studies (CAFS)                                                                     second language.
The Certificate of Attainment in
Foundation Studies (CAFS) is offered                                                          For more information about pathway
as a six-month or one-year full-time                                                          programmes visit waikato.ac.nz/pathways
pre-degree programme at the Hamilton                                                          or email pathwayscollege@waikato.ac.nz
campus. It is specifically designed
to prepare high school graduates from
non-English speaking backgrounds for
degree-level study.

CAFS includes compulsory English
language and electives across a range
of subject areas, including study
skills, critical thought and expression,
mathematics, sciences, accounting,
                                                                                                                                              APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

business, arts, and social sciences. You
must meet English language entry
requirements and have a secondary
school qualification.

                                                                                                         Undergraduate Prospectus 2019   17
Choosing the right accommodation will help you transition smoothly to university life, get stuck
into your studies and start building lifelong memories and friendships. At Waikato, there are a wide
range of on-campus and off-campus accommodation options available for students.

Halls of Residence on campus                  Self-catered option                          Apply for accommodation
Our four Halls of Residence are all           Self-catered accommodation for               If you apply by 1 October 2018, you
situated on our Hamilton campus to add        returning, international and mature          will be considered for a place when we
to the ultimate student experience. They      students is also available in each of        make our first round of offers. After this
each offer fully catered and self-catered     our four halls. Residents live in cottages   date, we will continue to make offers
accommodation.                                and are responsible for their own meals      subject to availability. This could be
                                              and bills. Self-catered applications from    as late as January or February 2019.
Fully catered option                          first-year students can be considered if     Contracts are for a minimum of 37 weeks
As a resident in one of our fully             the fully catered menu is not suitable       unless other arrangements have been
catered halls you’ll get your own room,       due to medical or dietary conditions,        made. The fees in this prospectus are
which comes fully furnished with a            but the majority of first-years reside       based on 2018 Halls of Residence fees,
single bed, mattress, mattress protector,     in fully catered accommodation. Visit        and could vary slightly in 2019. Apply
duvet, blankets, pillow, chair, desk, desk    waikato.ac.nz/go/accommodation for           at waikato.ac.nz/go/halls
light, bookcase, drawers and a wardrobe.      more information.
All rooms are fully carpeted and
centrally heated.
                                                 Accommodation in Tauranga
Each hall has a Residential Life Manager,
                                                 In the Bay of Plenty there are lots of accommodation options. Most students
assisted by a team of Residential
                                                 flat or board in privately owned accommodation. For more information on
Assistants (RAs) who ensure the smooth           accommodation in Tauranga, download a copy of the Tauranga Prospectus at
running of the hall and provide you with         waikato.ac.nz /go/prospectus
a good academic and social environment.
RAs are students too, so they know the
kinds of issues you’re likely to have and
can help you figure them out. Staff are
rostered on duty evenings and weekends,
so there are always staff available for any
queries or concerns. There is approximately
one RA to every 20 students.

The buildings that make up each of the
fully catered halls are called blocks, and
each block is divided into two or three
floors. Residents share bathroom, laundry
and kitchenette facilities. Fully catered
halls have a dining room where breakfast,
lunch and dinner is served (21 meals a
week). Each of the halls have lounges
with TVs and computer rooms with quiet
study areas. Check out waikato.ac.nz/go/
accommodation for more information.

18   The University of Waikato
Off-campus accommodation                        Homestay
options in Hamilton                             Homestay accommodation is when an
                                                international student lives with a local
If the halls aren’t for you, there are plenty
                                                family in their home while they are
of alternative accommodation options
                                                studying. Students will have their own
within a short distance of our Hamilton
                                                room and meals are provided. You are
campus. For more information visit
                                                expected to keep your room clean and
                                                tidy, and help with other household
Flatting                                        duties. Our accommodation team can
Our Hamilton campus is located between          help you find homestay accommodation
the suburbs of Hillcrest and Silverdale.        in Hamilton. Contact them at
Both of these suburbs have plenty of            homestay@waikato.ac.nz
affordable houses, studio apartments
and flats available for rent from $100
– $250 per week, including power and
internet. Most are less than 15 minutes’
walk from campus. If you have a bike, the
following suburbs are only a 15-minute
bike ride from campus, and offer plenty of
affordable houses: Claudelands, Fairview
Downs, Hamilton East and Peachgrove.
You can find houses and flats for rent at
trademe.co.nz and studentflat.co.nz


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