This is your time - what will you do with it?

We’ll help you get to where you want to be

Waikato Pathways College is your gateway to the University of Waikato where you will join a welcoming and supportive student community. Start your studies online and we will help you get to where you want to be.

Why choose the University of Waikato?

In the top 3rd of all ranked Universities in the world

QS World University Rankings 2021

Triple Crown accredited business school

Accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS

World's second safest country

Coronavirus Health and Safety Countries Ranking, Deep Knowledge Ventures

Discover Waikato Pathways College

Waikato Pathways College offers programmes designed to help international students get the best start to their university studies. Whether you join us online or on campus, you will join a welcoming and diverse community and receive the support you need to begin your university degree.

Prepare for your degree at the University of Waikato

Our foundation and diploma programmes provide the preparation you need for undergraduate and postgraduate study in New Zealand. Specialist teachers will support you to develop the core study skills, subject knowledge and English language level you need to succeed. Find out more about our programmes, or visit the pages below.  


Waikato Pathways College is located at the University of Waikato campus in Hamilton, one of New Zealand’s fastest growing cities. Located in the centre of North Island, Hamilton is the fourth largest city in New Zealand and is just a one and a half hour drive south of Auckland.

If you start your course online, our transition plan will ensure you have a smooth transfer to New Zealand once your visa has been approved and you are able to enter the country.


Where to find us

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 University of Waikato College. Now studying Bachelor of Civil Engineering at the University of Waikato.

Waikato Pathways College student Yuxin from China
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