The University offers a varied selection of accommodation options for its students included self-catered, catered and apartment-style halls.
International students also have the option to explore Homestay, where they can live with a local family in a private home.
Hamilton Halls of Residences provide students with tight-knit communities of residents promoting life-long friendships.
As one of the leading institutions in New Zealand, it was the first university in the country to have a dedicated Centre for Māori Studies, opened in 1973.
Its campus in Hamilton covers 65 hectares and has extensive facilities used by both students and the local community.
The friendly atmosphere and small classes, as well as leading academics, attract a diverse range of students to Waikato from across the globe and all undergraduate degrees have a compulsory work-integrated element. This gives students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to the workplace, and promotes success post-graduation.