Hamilton, New Zealand—Study Abroad

This program is offered through Globalinks at the University of Waikato. 

The University of Waikato is one of New Zealand's most modern and innovative universities, based in the river city of Hamilton, with a satellite campus located in Tauranga.

Waikato are home to more than 13,000 students including close to 2,000 international students from over 70 countries.

The University has a distinctive New Zealand character derived from our region. Waikato is the Maori name meaning “flowing water”, a name shared with New Zealand’s longest river and our home province. At Waikato, students can combine major and supporting subjects from over 3000 courses, providing a sound basis for future employment or further study.

Established in 1964, the University is spread over a beautifully landscaped 68 hectare campus, a short distance from the center of Hamilton. Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth largest city located in the North Island, 90 minutes drive south of Auckland. It has a population of 143,000 people and is central to many of New Zealand’s most popular tourist attractions and outdoor activities – surfing, skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking, caving, climbing, kayaking to name a few. Scenic river walks, numerous parks and gardens, and a growing café and restaurant culture enable students to enjoy a relaxed yet cosmopolitan environment, with a lower cost of living than many other New Zealand cities.