Correct as of 24.05.2022 at 23:00 AEST

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the nation’s borders will fully reopen to international students from July 2022. This means students who apply to study at the University of Waikato College could start online and travel to New Zealand to join us on campus when they’re ready.

For latest information and updates on COVID-19 and how it affects international students, please visit this University of Waikato webpage or the official New Zealand government website.

Information for current onshore students

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Is the College currently open?

As of 22 June, the University of Waikato College has resumed face to face teaching on campus for some students with the remaining students to return in Trimester B on 13 July 2020.

What campus facilities are currently available?

The campus is open to staff and English Language students with COVIDSafe measures in place, including restrictions in place as required by the New Zealand health authorities, in order to create a safe learning environment for all.

Can I stay in my accommodation?

Please contact your accommodation provider for information. For students who have a place in University of Waikato on-campus accommodation or homestay, please contact .

What is the current health advice in New Zealand?

New Zealand is currently at Level 1. This means that while restrictions are eased, the border remains closed. The official updates from the NZ Ministry of Health provide the very latest information.

What should I do if I feel unwell on campus?

If you begin to feel unwell while you are on campus, please tell your teacher or the Student Welfare Team. They are trained to support students who have any health concerns.

What should I do if I feel unwell off campus?

If you begin to feel unwell, please contact your GP or local/campus Medical for advice. Once you’ve received advice from a doctor, we ask that you contact the Student Welfare Team as soon as possible to notify them.

If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms first, you can call the National Coronavirus Helpline for New Zealand on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS for advice (available 24/7).

Can I travel home?

Refer to the New Zealand Immigration website for the latest information regarding border closures, visas, visa extensions and other travel advice. Please also consult with travel restrictions from your home country.

Please note, only New Zealand citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to New Zealand at this time. If students leave New Zealand it is unknown when the borders will re-open for you to be able to return.

For questions, please contact the college directly or contact for assistance.

Information for current offshore students

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If the college is open, can I travel to New Zealand to study?

While we are eager to welcome you on campus we must follow government advice and guidance. For the moment, the borders remain closed and we are unsure when they will reopen.

Students who are studying from their home country are able to continue to attend classes via virtual classrooms.

When borders reopen how do I arrange travel to Australia/New Zealand?

Once borders re-open, please contact our Student Welfare Team or to discuss travel arrangements.

Contact Information

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Who should I contact if I have further questions?

If you are a current student, you can contact Student Welfare Team or for more information.

If you are a new student looking to begin study, please contact our global support team at .