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Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - University of Waikato
At Waikato, we pride ourselves on our warm and welcoming culture. That’s why our campuses in
Hamilton and Tauranga are open, for you to come and check them out.

If you'd like to get a taste of Waikato student life, set up an appointment with one of our Future Student
Advisers. They’ll show you around our campuses, and can give you some advice on your studies.
Make an appointment by emailing recruitment@waikato.ac.nz or by calling 0800 WAIKATO
Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - University of Waikato

  Why study at the
                                52   Bachelor of Computing
                                      and Mathematical
     University                       Sciences with Honours     Follow us:
     of Waikato
                                54	Bachelor of Design                    WaikatoUniversity
4	Student life at Waikato
                                56	Bachelor of Engineering
5	Hamilton: student city            with Honours                         WaikatoUniversity
6	Study in Tauranga –          58	Bachelor of
     new city campus                 Environmental Planning               WaikatoUni
8	Student support services     60	Bachelor of Health, Sport
                                     and Human Performance
9    Get work-ready: industry
     experience                 62   Bachelor of Laws           Quick guide
10	Waikato OE: student         64	Bachelor of Management      to Faculties
     exchange                        Studies with Honours
                                                                FASS – Faculty of Arts and
12   Scholarships               66   Bachelor of Music          Social Sciences

14	How to apply and get        68	Bachelor of Science –       FCMS – Faculty of Computing and
                                                                Mathematical Sciences
     into Waikato                    FCMS
                                                                FEDU – Te Kura Toi Tangata
16	Application and             70	Bachelor of Science –       Faculty of Education
     enrolment – FAQs                FSEN                       FHSHP – Te Huataki Waiora
                                                                Faculty of Health, Sport and
17	Alternative pathways to     72	Bachelor of Science         Human Performance
     university study                (Technology)               FLAW – Te Piringa – Faculty of Law
18 Accommodation                74	Bachelor of Social          FMIS – Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao
                                     Sciences – FASS            – Faculty of Māori and
23 	Halls of Residence FAQs                                    Indigenous Studies

24	International students      76	Bachelor of Social          FSEN – Faculty of
                                     Sciences – FEDU            Science and Engineering
25   Mature students
                                78	Bachelor of Social          WMS – Waikato
                                                                Management School
26   Māori at Waikato                Sciences – FMIS

27   Pacific at Waikato         80   Bachelor of Social Work

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Why study at the University of Waikato
E ngā waka                                         To the multitudes
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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                                      Visit socialsport.co.nz for more                 A typical day
                                               information. Visit waikato.ac.nz/sport
At both our Hamilton and Tauranga                                                               Let’s say you’re a first-year Bachelor
                                               for information about social sport
campuses, you'll find the atmosphere                                                            of Business student living in College Hall.
                                               opportunities on the Tauranga campus.
is relaxed and friendly. At our Hamilton                                                        What could a typical day look like?
campus, find a bargain at the market days      Sports facilities
by the lake, listen to live music on the                                                        8am       Wake up, get ready, and go to
Village Green during cultural hour every       Students have access to a wide range of                    breakfast in the dining hall
Wednesday, or grab a coffee with friends       sports facilities at our Hamilton campus,
                                               including a 50-metre swimming pool, a            8.45am Meet up with friends and head
or lecturers at one of the many cafés.                                                                 off to your lectures
                                               dive pool, tennis and netball courts, the
At our Tauranga campus in the heart of the     largest university sports fields in              9am       Lecture 1
city, get your coffee fix or have a bite to    New Zealand, and an indoor cricket
eat with friends at the on-campus café or      facility. In Hamilton, we are also a short       10am      Lecture 2
chill out between classes in the communal      drive from the Avantidrome, bush and             11am      Morning classes done, walk
study and social spaces. You can also access   river walks, world-class rowing facilities                 to UniRec for a gym session
a range of inner city eateries, bars and       and much more.                                             between classes
shops or you’re just minutes away from the
stunning waterfront where you can relax        Located in the heart of Tauranga city, our       12noon Go back to College Hall, have
in the park or enjoy views across to Mount     new campus is handy to a range of inner                 a shower and grab some lunch
Maunganui and Tauranga Harbour.                city gyms, sports and recreational facilities.
                                               In the beautiful Bay of Plenty, you'll also      12.50pm Head off to your tutorial class
                                               be spoilt for choice when it comes to bush               starting at 1.10pm
Join a club                                    walks, beaches and cycle trails throughout       2pm	Tutorial done, grab a coffee and
                                               the region.                                           walk over to the Student Centre
Students at Waikato have many talents and
interests, which are expressed in the wide                                                           to work on your assignment
range of clubs and student associations        Waikato Students’ Union                          4.30pm Return to College Hall, meet
at both of our campuses. With more than                                                                up with friends and chill
                                               The Waikato Students’ Union (WSU)
40 student clubs, there is something for                                                               before dinner
                                               gives students a strong collective voice.
everyone. Whether you are interested in
                                               The WSU also organises activities such
hockey, cooking, snowboarding, basketball,                                                      6pm       Dinner in the dining hall
                                               as Orientation Week, Clubs’ Day, musical
music, politics, debating or languages, you
                                               performances, political speakers and more.       7pm       Head to the rec room to play
can get involved and meet other students.
                                               It also provides a free advocacy service                   pool and watch TV for a few hours
And if there isn’t a club to suit you, why
                                               and publishes the award-winning weekly
not set one up? Check out wsu.org.nz
                                               student magazine Nexus. Find out more
(cultural and interest clubs) or
                                               about WSU at wsu.org.nz
uowsport@waikato.ac.nz (sports clubs)
for more information.

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

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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 with other large cities in     No matter what you’re interested in or        What our students
New Zealand, Hamilton is a very
affordable city to live in. You can expect
                                             what season it is, Hamilton has it covered.
                                             Most bars and nightclubs in Hamilton have
                                                                                           think about Hamilton
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 trimester. 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
                                             • Home of the New Zealand Sevens              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 city campus
Sun, sand and surf aren’t all you will find in the Bay of Plenty. Our new Tauranga city campus
enhances 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 new Tauranga campus, which the           Facilities                                      Most classes are taught in person by
University of Waikato developed on behalf                                                    Tauranga-based lecturers and tutors, and
                                             The main campus building is designed to
of the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education                                                      some of our Hamilton based teaching staff
                                             promote collaboration and social learning.
Partnership, means that students now have                                                    also travel to Tauranga. Students have the
                                             It includes communal study and social
even greater study options in the Bay of                                                     same access to lectures, course materials
                                             spaces, a 24-hour computer lab and a café.
Plenty region.                                                                               and teaching staff as Hamilton based
                                             The campus also includes a noho centre
In the heart of central Tauranga, our new    which is available for use by students, staff
campus is part of an educational precinct,   and the wider community.                        To see where our new campus will be
connected to other regional tertiary                                                         located, see the map on page 87.
                                             The central atrium provides a social hub
providers, to Tauranga city and to the       for students, staff and visitors. Levels one,
communities of the wider Bay of Plenty.      two and three incorporate teaching and          Bay of Plenty Tertiary
                                             social learning spaces, including open plan     Education Partnership
Our new campus is a multi-purpose
                                             and multifunctional spaces, as well as a
space where students, researchers, the                                                       The University of Waikato is part of
                                             tiered lecture theatre.
community and industry all work together                                                     the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education
in the heart of the fastest growing region   Dedicated spaces for staff and                  Partnership, which is made up of Toi
in New Zealand.                              postgraduate students are available on          Ohomai Institute of Technology and
                                             level four, with views across Tauranga city,    Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.
Initially, the new Tauranga campus has
                                             the harbour and Mount Maunganui.                This partnership provides a collaborative
capacity for around 1500 students a year,
                                                                                             approach to tertiary education in the
with further development planned as                                                          Bay of Plenty, giving students in the
demand grows.                                                                                region more pathways and opportunities
                                                                                             to study at university than ever before.

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Programmes on offer                           We also have a range of graduate and
                                              postgraduate study options available in
The University is offering the following
                                              Tauranga. For a full list of what’s on
undergraduate programmes in Tauranga
                                              offer, email uwt@waikato.ac.nz, visit
in 2020:
                                              waikato.ac.nz/tauranga or download a
• Bachelor of Arts                            copy of the Tauranga Prospectus at
• Bachelor of Business                        waikato.ac.nz/go/prospectus
• Bachelor of Science
• Bachelor of Social Sciences                 University of Waikato Adams
• Bachelor of Social Work                     Centre for High Performance
• Bachelor of Teaching                        In partnership with the Tauranga City        Coastal Marine Field Station
• Diploma in Law                              Council, the University established the
                                                                                           The Coastal Marine Field Station, part of
                                              UoW Adams Centre for High Performance
The following qualifications can be started                                                the University’s Environmental Research
                                              as the country’s leading provider of sport
in Tauranga:                                                                               Institute, is also located in the Bay and
                                              science, health and human performance
                                                                                           has become a major centre of marine
• Bachelor of Engineering                     research. The centre features a state-
                                                                                           research excellence. The Coastal Marine
• Bachelor of Health, Sport and               of-the-art environmental chamber that
                                                                                           Field Station is involved in teaching,
  Human Performance                           allows for the manipulation of heat,
                                                                                           environmental monitoring, coastal and
                                              humidity and altitude for research,
• Bachelor of Laws                                                                         marine research and discovery. Visit
                                              teaching and athlete acclimatisation
• Te Tohu Paetahi Diploma                                                                  waikato.ac.nz/go/coastal-marine
                                              purposes. Our national men’s and
                                                                                           for more information.
                                              women’s Rugby 7s squads are based at
                                              the centre. Visit uowadamshpc.co.nz for
                                              more information.

                                                                                             Find out more about
                                                                                             studying in Tauranga
                                                                                             If you’re interested in studying in
                                                                                             Tauranga visit waikato.ac.nz/tauranga
                                                                                             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 facilities, visit

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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 you                Our Student Health Centre team are dedicated to
              with assignment preparation and writing, help you                   supporting the health and wellbeing of all students.
              develop time management and note-taking skills,                     We provide a comprehensive, student-focused
              and teach you the most effective ways to prepare                    health service, including doctors, nurses, mental
              for tests and exams. Join a workshop, have a face-                  health support, along with a free and confidential
              to-face consultation or take a look at our online                   counselling service. You can download an enrolment
              services at waikato.ac.nz/go/student-learning                       form from our web page, or pop on in to the clinic
                                                                                  by Gate 1 for an appointment.
              Career Development Services
              Career Development Services is free for students                    International student support
              and alumni. The careers team is here to assist with                 We have a team dedicated specifically to meeting
              career planning, employability and job search skills                the needs of our international students, including
              and tools. For more information visit                               student advisers and administrators, learning
              waikato.ac.nz/students/careers                                      development staff, accommodation coordinators,
                                                                                  doctors, and peer support groups.
              Childcare services                                                  More information can be found on page 24,
              The Hamilton campus has an on-site creche and kōhanga               or at waikato.ac.nz /study/international
              reo. Visit campuscreche.co.nz or waikato.ac.nz/maori/
              kohanga-reo for more information. If you're based in                IT and computer labs
              Tauranga, there are numerous childcare facilities available         When you’re fully enrolled, you will be provided
              across the region, and in the central city, which staff and         with a username and computer account which
              students have access to.                                            will enable you to log on to any computer on the
                                                                                  Hamilton and Tauranga campuses.
              Accessibility Services
              If you have physical or learning needs and require a bit            Māori and Pacific student support
              of extra help, our specialist staff in the Accessibility            Te Puna Tautoko ensures that Māori students get the
              Services team are available to you. We provide a range              most out of their time at Waikato, and our Pacific
              of services including lecture material, learning support,           Student Support Coordinator is here to assist our
              alternative test and exam arrangements, access to                   Pacific students with all aspects of university. Find
              assistive technology, ergonomic furniture, hearing                  out more about Māori and Pacific student support on
              equipment and much more. For more information visit                 pages 26 and 27.
              Faith services                                                      The University runs an orientation programme at
              Whether you’re looking to continue your faith, explore              the start of both A and B trimesters to give you
              your spirituality, or join a new group, our chaplaincy              everything you need to prepare for the trimester
              service is here to help. In Hamilton, we are based at               ahead. All new students are welcomed onto our
              the Lady Goodfellow Chapel, which overlooks one                     campuses at a pōwhiri, and can then attend student
              of the University’s beautiful lakes – a perfect place               services workshops, Uni101 sessions and faculty
              for quiet reflection. For more information visit                    orientations. Our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses
              waikato.ac.nz/students/chaplaincy                                   are buzzing with lots of fun activities, free food,
                                                                                  entertainment, competitions and giveaways.

              Te Ara ki Angitū: Pathways to Excellence
              The University of Waikato has partnered with schools in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions 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, and a heavily subsidised daily bus between home and our Hamilton campus.
              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.

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)                Employability Plus                            Benefits of industry
While you’re a student at Waikato, there      Programme (EPP)                               experience
will be plenty of opportunities for you to    The Employability Plus Programme              • Apply your skills and knowledge in
get real-world experience and apply what      provides University of Waikato students         a work setting
you’ve learned in lectures and tutorials to   with the opportunity to gain work-ready       • Familiarise yourself with
real-world situations.                        skills through volunteer activity.              workplace culture
As well as valuable work experience for       You’ll be recognised for the extra work       • Develop and build your professional
your CV, you’ll make industry connections     you do, and you'll stand out when you're        network
and grow your professional network. Some      job hunting by gaining practical skills       • Gain work-ready skills
work placements can lead to employment        and experience, which is sought after by      • Enhance your employability and
after graduation too.                         prospective employers.                          competitive advantage through the
Work-Integrated Learning in the form of                                                       development of hands-on experience.
                                              To gain different levels in the programme,
work placements or work-related projects,     you’ll complete a range of modules and
often take place during your final year       volunteering hours. Your EPP level of
of study, when you have a good base of        attainment will be included on a transcript
theoretical knowledge to put into practice.   alongside your academic transcript.

The University of Waikato has close links     We’re proud to be working with a large
with many businesses and organisations        number of not-for-profit organisations in
that are willing to host students during      the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions as
their studies, and we have staff dedicated    part of this programme.
to finding work placements for students.
                                              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 trimesters 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                          The ‘Ko Te Tangata’ Scholarship                Te Ara Whānui Scholarship - up to
                                              (Waikato Schools) - up to $5,000               $10,000
Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship                The ‘Ko Te Tangata’ Scholarship (Waikato       Te Ara Whānui can be translated to mean
– up to $10,000 a year during                 Schools) recognises the University’s strong    the broad pathway, and is taken from the
undergraduate degree                          connection with and commitment to the          saying, Te Ara Whānui a Tāne. This is the
Recipients of this scholarship are            schools and communities of the districts       pathway Tāne climbed into the heavens
recognised for exceptional talent in          within the Waikato region.                     to seek knowledge, which he returned to
academia, leadership, and sports or                                                          earth as a treasure for all people.
                                              The scholarship will be awarded primarily
creative and performing arts. They receive
                                              on the basis of evidence of academic           This scholarship provides a platform for
up to $10,000 a year for the duration
                                              readiness (NCEA Level 2 results),              academically excellent students strong
of their undergraduate studies, along
with academic support and professional        leadership, strong community spirit,           in kapa haka, kaupapa Māori, tikanga reo
development opportunities.                    and with special consideration for             and/or mātauranga Māori to strive for
                                              personal hardship.                             excellence in a programme of study at the
The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship                                                           University of Waikato and to awaken and
Programme takes applications from             The ‘Ko Te Tangata’ Scholarship (Bay           widen the knowledge of Māori.
students who have achieved NCEA Level         of Plenty Schools) - up to $5,000
3 with Merit or Excellence (or equivalent     The ‘Ko Te Tangata’ Scholarship (Bay           Edna Money Future Pacific Leaders’
for CIE or IB), University Entrance, and      of Plenty Schools) is the University of        School Leaver Scholarship – $6,000
admission to their degree.                    Waikato scholarship for the schools of the     a year for up to three years
                                              Bay of Plenty region. As a leading tertiary    If you are of Pacific Island descent and
Check out waikato.ac.nz/hillary for
                                              provider, the University of Waikato has        are enrolling full-time for the first time in
more information.
                                              been active in the Bay of Plenty since         study, you could be eligible for the Edna
Te Paewai o te Rangi: Scholarship             the 1990s, and with the new University         Money Pacific Leaders’ Scholarship.
for Outstanding Academic                      campus in the Tauranga CBD, our
                                              commitment to Tauranga and the Bay is          This scholarship rewards high-achieving
Achievement – up to $25,000 over
                                              set to endure.                                 leaders with up to $18,000 in financial
three years
                                                                                             support over three years.
If you’re an outstanding student who          The scholarship will be awarded primarily
                                              on the basis of evidence of academic           Visit waikato.ac.nz/go/edna-money for
demonstrates academic excellence,
                                              readiness (NCEA Level 2 results), and          more information.
leadership potential and community
involvement, this scholarship will support    leadership, strong community spirit, with
                                                                                             Pacific Excellence Scholarship - up
you to achieve excellence in a programme      special consideration for personal hardship.
                                                                                             to $10,000
of study at the University of Waikato.
                                              The Manu Kaewa (School leavers)                This scholarship is awarded to domestic
Recipients will be guaranteed a place in      Scholarship - up to $5,000                     students of Pacific Island descent who
the University’s Halls of Residence for the   The Manu Kaewa (School Leavers)                are currently studying at NCEA Level
first year of the scholarship.                Scholarship is for school leavers who          3 towards University Entrance and
                                              come to the University of Waikato from         who intend to enrol full-time in an
Visit outstanding.ac.nz for                   schools outside of the Waikato and Bay of      undergraduate degree at Waikato. The
more information.                             Plenty regions. This scholarship is awarded    scholarships will be awarded on the
                                              primarily on the basis of evidence of          basis of meritorious achievement and
                                              academic readiness (NCEA Level 2 results),     connection to the Pacific community.
                                              leadership, strong community spirit, and
                                              with special consideration for personal

14   The University of Waikato
D.V. Bryant Trust University of                Discipline-specific                            Law
Waikato Residential Scholarship                scholarships                                   Te Piringa – Faculty of Law Entrance
– up to $10,000
                                                                                              Scholarships – $2,000; and
This scholarship is designed to assist         Computing and                                  Te Piringa – Faculty of Law
school leavers who have proven academic
                                               Mathematical Sciences                          Endeavour Scholarships – $2,000
potential, whose financial circumstances
are severely constrained, and for whom         Computer Science Undergraduate                 Thinking about studying Law next year?
accommodation in either Bryant Hall or         Scholarship – $5,000                           You could be rewarded for your hard work
Student Village will be hugely beneficial to   Each year Computer Science offers              with one of our law scholarships. You could
their success at Waikato.                      scholarships for undergraduate students        be eligible if you enrol in a Bachelor of
                                               enrolling in the first year of a Bachelor of   Laws and pass NCEA Levels 2 and 3 with a
For more information visit                     Computing and Mathematical Sciences            minimum Merit endorsement. You will also
waikato.ac.nz/go/bryant-scholarship            with Honours, Bachelor of Design,              need to be able to demonstrate financial
                                               Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science       need or other special circumstances for
                                               (Technology) or Bachelor of Engineering        the Endeavour scholarship.
Tauranga scholarships
                                               with Honours in one of the computing
                                               streams.                                       Management
Tauranga Campus First-in-Family
Scholarship – up to $1,000                     The scholarship is awarded on the              Bartlett Scholarship – $1,500 and
This scholarship is designed for students      basis of results in the University of          Buckley Scholarship – $1,500
who are the first members of their             Waikato Computer Science Scholarship           These scholarships are open to students
immediate family/whānau to attend              examinations, held each year in secondary      who enrol full-time in the first year of
university and who are intending to            schools.                                       an undergraduate degree with Waikato
enrol full-time in the first year of an                                                       Management School, taking at least one
undergraduate degree at the University of                                                     paper in Accounting. These scholarships are
Waikato Tauranga Campus.
                                                                                              awarded primarily on academic merit.
                                               Interested in studying to become a
Otumoetai Trust Undergraduate                  teacher? You could be eligible for a           Brian Smith Memorial Entrance
Scholarship – up to $9,000 over                government-funded scholarship.                 Scholarship – $1,800
three years                                    Check out what’s on offer at                   This scholarship is open to applicants who
This scholarship is awarded to students        teachnz.govt.nz/scholarships                   enrol in the first year of an undergraduate
who are completing their secondary                                                            degree with Waikato Management School.
schooling at Otumoetai College, Tauranga                                                      This scholarship is awarded on the basis
Boys' College or Tauranga Girls' College in
                                               Health, Sport and Human
                                                                                              of academic merit, character, community
2019 and who are intending to enrol full-      Performance                                    involvement, and financial need.
time in an undergraduate degree at the         Peter Ayson Undergraduate
University of Waikato.                         Scholarship in Health, Sport and
                                               Human Performance - $3,500                        All scholarship information is
University of Waikato Re-Vision
Scholarship (Tauranga Campus) – up             This scholarship is open to applicants who        correct at the time of printing.
to $7,000                                      have not attended secondary school in
                                               the past two years, and who are intending         For the most up-to-date
The University of Waikato Re-Vision                                                              information about what you're
                                               to enrol full-time in the first year of an
Scholarship was established to assist                                                            eligible to apply for, how to apply,
                                               undergraduate degree in the Faculty of
adult students to gain access to learning                                                        closing dates and more, visit
                                               Health, Sport and Human Performance.
opportunities at the University of                                                               waikato.ac.nz /scholarships
Waikato Tauranga Campus. The primary
aim is to support those who have entered
the workforce, taken time off study for
personal reasons, or did not anticipate
the opportunity to attend a local
university in Tauranga.

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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 2020*
each degree can be found on pages 40 – 83.
                                                                                                         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                   English
                                                                                                         Health Education/Hauora
 Level 3:                14 credits in one       14 credits in a second       14 credits in a third
                         approved subject          approved subject            approved subject
                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                         Ngā Toi Puoro
                                                                                                         Painting (Practical Art)
                                                                                                         Photography (Practical Art)
University Entrance from Cambridge                   University Entrance from                            Physical Education
International Examinations (CIE)                     International Baccalaureate (IB)                    Physics
Standard recognised by Universities                  Standard recognised by Universities                 Printmaking (Practical Art)
                                                                                                         Processing Technologies
New Zealand                                          New Zealand                                         Religious Studies
Part A                                               Award of the full IB Diploma                        Science/Pūtaiao
                                                     (24 points or higher).                              Sculpture (Practical Art)
A minimum of 120 points on the UCAS                                                                      Social Studies
Tariff at A or AS Level other than the                                                                   Spanish
General Paper, including at least three              Other admission options                             Statistics
subjects (other than Thinking Skills) in                                                                 Technology/Hangarau
                                                     You may be eligible for admission if:               Te Reo Māori
which no grade is lower than a D.                                                                        Te Reo Rangatira
Part B                                               • You have studied to University                    Tikanga ā-Iwi
                                                       Entrance level at an overseas                     Tongan
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
A; or as prescribed for University Entrance            as recognised by Universities New              • You successfully complete the
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.

16   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                              • Are a New Zealand citizen, or meet New
If you are over 16 years of age and a New          Zealand residency requirements                  easy steps
Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you       • Are not enrolled in secondary school when
                                                                                                   1. Apply now and create
may be eligible to apply for Discretionary         your qualification starts
                                                                                                   your MyWaikato account
Entrance (DE).                                   • Have not undertaken previous study or
                                                                                                   Visit waikato.ac.nz, apply now
                                                   training of more than 60 credits, except
Discretionary Entrance is based on NCEA                                                            and select ‘Create an account’
                                                   while you were at school
Level 2 results and you must also meet the
literacy and numeracy requirements for           • Enrol in an eligible qualification (almost
University Entrance (see University Entrance       all University of Waikato qualifications
from NCEA on page 14).                             are eligible).                                  2. Complete and submit
                                                                                                   your application
Year 13 students who leave school after 1        What’s covered?                                   You’ll need to know which
June are not eligible to be considered for       The fees-free policy has the same coverage        qualification you want to study,
Discretionary Entrance.                          as a student loan. It covers:                     which subject you want to focus
                                                 • Tuition fees – fees are charged for each        on (your major subject), and
You are assessed on the basis of your                                                              which trimester you want to begin
academic background and an adviser’s               paper you enrol in. Often these paper costs
                                                                                                   study. We may ask you for more
recommendation. If you are still at school,        vary between subjects. Tuition fees are
                                                                                                   information. For Teacher Education
or have left school recently, your school          set annually by the University. For more
                                                                                                   programmes a further selection
principal must be your adviser. If you have        information visit waikato.ac.nz/go/fees
                                                                                                   process is required, including an
left school, a Future Student Adviser at the     • Compulsory fees – other fees are set by         interview. We aim to respond to
University can help you.                           the University to pay for maintenance           applications within one week,
                                                   and services. In 2020, there will be a          however this may take longer
                                                   student services levy (depending on             during peak periods.
Special Admission
                                                   location and duration of enrolment)
Students over the age of 20                        of $112 – $479 a year.
If you left school without University Entrance
and will be 20 years of age or over by the       Find out more                                     3. Accept your Offer of
first day of the trimester, you may apply for    For more information about the fees-free          Place
Special Admission. Factors considered when       policy and to check your eligibility visit        You’ll be sent an Offer of Place
granting Special Admission are:                  waikato.ac.nz/go/fees-free or                     to the email address you used to
                                                 feesfree.govt.nz                                  create your account. This means
• Any other relevant study you might have
                                                                                                   you’ve been given a place at the
  undertaken                                                                                       University of Waikato. Log into
• Your general life experience and                                                                 MyWaikato to accept your Offer
                                                 Financial support, such as a student loan
  preparedness for university study.                                                               of Place.
                                                 or allowance, is available for some students
                                                 through StudyLink. If you are eligible, the
Fund your study                                  loan will cover tuition fees, and can also
Fees-free policy                                 cover your living costs. The loan will be         4. Choose your papers and
                                                 interest free for a period of time if you meet    complete your enrolment
The government’s education policy covers
                                                 specific criteria. An allowance doesn’t need
one year of full-time study (or 120 points                                                         Once enrolment is open (usually
                                                 to be paid back. Visit studylink.govt.nz for
of part-time study) for students who are                                                           the last three months of the
                                                 more information.                                 previous year), you can log into
new to tertiary education, and has no age
limit. All University of Waikato courses apart                                                     MyWaikato to complete your
                                                 If you are eligible for fees-free study you
from Executive Education short courses and                                                         enrolment. Here you’ll need to
                                                 can still apply for a student allowance, or
                                                                                                   choose your papers. We’ll check
Waikato Pathways Colleges qualifications         for a student loan towards your living and        your papers and may ask you for
other than CUP are covered under this            course-related costs.                             more information.
                                                                                                                                           APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

                                                 For a list of some of our school leaver and
                                                 entrance scholarships check out pages 12 –        5. Accept your Enrolment
                                                 13, or visit waikato.ac.nz/scholarships to        Agreement
                                                 see the full list of all scholarships on offer.   Once you receive your Enrolment
                                                                                                   Agreement by email, you’ll need
                                                                                                   to accept it and let us know how
                                                                                                   you’ll pay your tuition fees.

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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 visiting          The University of Waikato’s academic
No. You are encouraged to have your            studylink.govt.nz. You can do this as soon         year is divided into three trimesters – A,
application in by 1 December. However,         as you apply to the University of Waikato.         B and C. A Trimester is from February to
you will not receive a confirmed offer         StudyLink encourages students to apply             June; B Trimester is from July to October.
of place until after you have achieved         by mid-December to ensure smoother                 Some papers can also be studied during
University Entrance and your NCEA              processing.                                        C Semester, which runs over summer for
results have been received in January (or                                                         a ten-week period from November to
equivalent for CIE or IB). If you are over                                                        February.
20 years of age you can apply for Special
                                               When do I send in a photo for
Admission without having achieved              my Student ID Card?
University Entrance.                           Once you have paid/prepaid your fees or            If I need advice, what
                                               indicated that you are paying by Student           should I do?
                                               Loan, you need to send a photo to
When do I have to apply?                       idcards@waikato.ac.nz. Please make sure
                                                                                                  Free advice is available any time.
                                                                                                  Get in touch if you’d like help to:
You can apply online anytime, but              that your name and ID are in the subject
we recommend you do so before                  line of the email. We will remind you that         • Choose your qualification
1 December. Please refer to the entry          it is time to do this.                             • Choose your papers
requirements under your preferred                                                                 • Complete your Application to Enrol
degree for any additional information.
                                               What are the specifications                        • Plan your timetable.
Visit enrol.waikato.ac.nz to apply.
                                               required for my photo?
Do I have to take specific                     • It must be a photo of only you
subjects at school?                            • From the shoulders up with your face
                                                 centered                                            Contact us
Some school subjects are required for
                                               • No head covering or headband should be              To make an appointment
particular degrees and papers. Check
                                                 worn in the photo, unless you must wear             with one of our Future Student
out the entry requirements under your
                                                 either for religious or medical reasons.            Advisers or arrange a tour of
preferred degree for more information.
                                                 Your face must be fully visible.
Some papers may have specific                                                                        our Hamilton campus email
prerequisities which can be checked at         • Passport size                                       recruitment@waikato.ac.nz
papers.waikato.ac.nz                           • Use a standard file format i.e jpeg, png, etc.      or call 0800 WAIKATO

                                                                                                     Tauranga students can contact
How do I know how much                                                                               our Student Advisers by emailing
to pay?                                                                                              uwt@waikato.ac.nz.
Once you have met the criteria for
admission into your qualification and
have had your papers approved, you will
be emailed an Enrolment Agreement.
This document lists the papers you have
                                                                                                     Fees-free study - FAQS
chosen to study, and the fees for each
paper. It will also list any additional fees                                                         To find out more about what
that are compulsory for every student.                                                               fees-free teriary education means
Information about compulsory fees can                                                                for you check out the list of FAQs at
be found on page 15. See your preferred                                                              feesfree.govt.nz/faqs
degree for first-year fees.

How do I pay?                                  Where do I get my Student
When you accept your Enrolment                 ID card?
Agreement, you will indicate your
preferred payment option –                     Once we receive your photo we will
Student Loan, cheque, Eftpos, credit card,     produce your ID card within 4 working
direct credit or other arrangements.           days. You can then collect your ID card
                                               at the Hamilton Student Centre or the
If you're eligible for Fees-Free, your         Tauranga Campus. If you are in New
enrolment agreement will show a $0             Zealand and you would like your ID card
fees balance.                                  posted, please provide your address when
                                               you send your photo to us.

18    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 studies 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 and          Waikato Pathways College is an official
Certificate of University
                                             need to improve your English proficiency,        IELTS Test Centre. The IELTS test is
Preparation (CUP)
                                             or you need to become familiar with              designed to assess the English language
The Certificate of University Preparation                                                     ability of candidates who intend to study
                                             teaching and learning within the higher
(CUP) programme is a full-time, one-                                                          or work where English is the language
                                             education system in New Zealand, this
trimester, formal qualification offered at                                                    of communication. IELTS is recognised
                                             course will be useful for you. A ‘B’ pass or
the Hamilton campus.                                                                          by universities and employers in many
                                             better 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. There are limited
                                             General English                                  tests available in Tauranga with more dates
University Entrance and can help you with
the transition into degree-level study.      This is a short-term non-credit programme        in Hamilton.
                                             that offers an exciting opportunity for you to
You will take two compulsory papers          learn everyday English in an English-speaking
and choose two electives from a range
                                                                                              Preparation for Teaching
                                             environment while integrating aspects of
of options. For a full-time student, there   New Zealand culture. Classes start every
                                                                                              English as a Second Language
are up to 21 hours of classes a week and     second Monday (excluding public holidays)        Certificate in English Language
approximately 20 hours per week of self-     throughout the year.                             Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
directed study.                                                                               If you're interested in teaching English
                                                                                              overseas (or in New Zealand), Waikato
Preparation for study                                                                         Pathways College delivers this Cambridge
                                                                                              certificate. This internationally recognised
in New Zealand
                                                                                              qualification provides a sound basis in
Certificate of Attainment in                                                                  the fundamentals of language teaching
Foundation Studies (CAFS)                                                                     practice and is a qualification that
The Certificate of Attainment in                                                              enables people to teach English as a
Foundation Studies (CAFS) is offered as                                                       second language.
a five-month or eight to nine-month
full-time pre-degree programme at                                                             For more information about pathway
the Hamilton campus. It is specifically                                                       programmes visit waikato.ac.nz/pathways
designed to prepare high school graduates                                                     or email pathwayscollege@waikato.ac.nz
from non-English speaking backgrounds
for degree-level study.

CAFS includes compulsory English
language papers 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.

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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 2019, 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 options.                       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 2020.
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 catered    the fully catered menu is not suitable       unless other arrangements have been
halls you’ll get your own room, which        due to medical or dietary conditions,        made. The fees in this prospectus are
comes fully furnished with a single bed,     but the majority of first-years reside       based on 2019 Halls of Residence fees,
mattress, mattress protector, chair, desk,   in fully catered accommodation. Visit        and could vary slightly in 2020. Apply
desk light, bookcase, drawers and a          waikato.ac.nz/go/accommodation for           at waikato.ac.nz/go/halls
wardrobe. All rooms are fully carpeted       more information.
and centrally heated. Students can bring
their own bedding and towels or purchase a
linen pack to keep.                             Accommodation in Tauranga
                                                There are various options available to students looking for affordable
Each hall has a Residential Life Manager,       accommodation in the Bay of Plenty region. Our Tauranga Accommodation
assisted by a team of Residential               Coordinator, Iris Beemster, can assist with University Apartment
Assistants (RAs) who ensure the smooth          Accommodation and off-campus accommodation in the Bay, including flatting,
running of the hall and provide you with        boarding and also homestay.
a good academic and social environment.
RAs are students too, so they know the          The University of Waikato manages two accommodation complexes in
                                                Tauranga, Durham Mews Apartments and Mayfair Court Apartments, both
kinds of issues you’re likely to have and
                                                conveniently located a short distance from Tauranga Campus.
can help you figure them out. Staff are
rostered on duty evenings and weekends,         For more details about accommodation options available in Tauranga or
so there is always someone available            to apply please contact Iris Beemster on iris.beemster@waikato.ac.nz
if you have any queries or concerns.            or call 021 032 0147. Further information is also available at
There is approximately one RA to every          waikato.ac.nz/student-life/accommodation, or you can email the
20 students.                                    team at accom@waikato.ac.nz or call 07 838 4084.

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 has lounges with
TVs and computer rooms with quiet
study areas. Check out waikato.ac.nz/go/
accommodation for more information.

20   The University of Waikato
Off-campus accommodation                      Homestay
options in Hamilton and                       Homestay accommodation is when a
Tauranga                                      student lives with a local family in their
                                              home while they are studying. Students have
There are plenty of alternative
                                              their own room and meals are provided. You
accommodation options within a short
                                              are expected to keep your room clean and
distance of our Hamilton and Tauranga
                                              tidy, and contribute to household duties.
campuses. For more information visit:
                                              Our accommodation team can help you find
                                              the right homestay accommodation for you
Flatting                                      in Hamilton and Tauaranga. Contact them at
Our Hamilton campus is located between
the suburbs of Hillcrest and Silverdale and
our Tauranga campus is located in the
downtown CBD. There are a range of
houses, studio apartments and flats
available from $150 – $300 per week,
including power and internet. You can find
houses and flats for rent at trademe.co.nz
and studentflat.co.nz


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Bryant Hall
Bryant Hall is our smallest hall, creating a supportive community of residents and staff who are
focused on balancing study and the student lifestyle. There is a Kaupapa Māori floor, Nga Tokoroa-
a-Taingahue, and a floor for Pacific students.

     Bryant Hall – fully catered
                   Rooms          178                          residential         37 weeks

                   People per                                                      Coin operated. Irons and ironing
                                  1                            Laundry
                   room                                                            boards available

                                                                                   Students can bring their own bedding and
                                                                                   towels or purchase a linen pack to keep
                   Cost per
                                  $322                         Linen pack          (duvet inner, duvet cover set, pillow, sheet
                                                                                   set, towels and bath mat). Students are
                                                                                   required to do all their own laundry.

                   Cost for
                                  $11,914                      Internet            Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
                   37 weeks

                   Deposit        $400                                             Yes

                                                                                   Parking permits can be purchased for $120 a
                   Admin fee      $150                         Parking
                                                                                   year. Casual parking is $2 a day

                                                               Other               TV room with Sky, games room, leisure
                   Activity fee   $100
                                                               facilities          centre, bike and motorbike sheds

                   Meals per                                                       UniRec, Village Green, Student Centre, Arts and
                                  21                           campus
                   week                                                            Social Sciences

                                            TATIANA TATAURANGI-RUAU
                                            Bachelor of Social Sciences

                                            My favourite thing about Bryant Hall is living with such a diverse group of people. The Bryant
                                            Hall community is made up of lots of different characters, cultures, beliefs and values, but one
                                            thing for certain is that we all quickly become whānau.

                                            Something I’ve learnt while living and working as an RA in the halls is that it truly becomes
                                            your home away from home. The people you meet and experiences you have can never be
                                            replaced. It’s an awesome way to get out of your comfort zone and make memories that will
                                            last forever.

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