Waikato Pathways College


How to apply for your programme

Discover how you can apply for a place at Waikato Pathways College, and progress to a top university in New Zealand.

Find out essential application and admission information, including:

Please see our terms and conditions for detailed information about the admissions process.

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Entry requirements

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A guide to the academic and language requirements to study at Waikato Pathway College


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Visa information

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Pre-arrival information

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Find out about the student arrivals service to help our students settle in on campus

IELTS test centre

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Discover more about the IELTS testing facilities available at the campus

Waikato Pathways College student Yuxin from China

After being here for a year, I feel like life is getting easier and I'm involved in the New Zealand culture. The foundation programme did help me a lot because it's a transition from the education I had in China to New Zealand. I'm so impressed with how much I've learned.

Yuxin from China
Studied Foundation Studies at Waikato Pathways College. Now studying Bachelor of Civil Engineering at the University of Waikato.