International Study Programmes

Pathways to the University of Waikato

University of Waikato College is your route to the University of Waikato and you can enjoy the flexibility of beginning your studies online. You will transfer to face-to-face classes in New Zealand once you are able to enter the country.

Our programmes are designed specifically for international students to ensure you get the best start to your studies at the University, whether you study online or on campus.

We offer a choice of foundation and diploma programmes providing you the preparation you need for undergraduate or postgraduate study. Specialist teachers will support you to develop the core study skills, subject knowledge and English language level you need to succeed.

We also offer a range of English language preparation courses to help you improve your language skills. 

Upon successful completion of your programme, you will be able to progress to a choice of degrees at the University. 


Discover our programmes


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Certificate of University Preparation

A one-trimester programme for students who already have a New Zealand secondary school qualification but need additional support to meet the entry requirements for degree programmes at the University of Waikato.

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Foundation Studies

Develop subject knowledge and core study skills needed to gain entry to a wide range of undergraduate degrees at the University of Waikato.

Online delivery available

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International Diploma (Business)

Prepare for entry to the second year of a Bachelor of Business with this one-year programme.

Online delivery available

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International Diploma (Computer Science)

A one-year programme preparing you for entry to the second year of the Bachelor of Science at the University of Waikato.

Diploma in Postgraduate Preparation – Pre-Masters

An 8-month programme preparing you for postgraduate studies at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown accredited business school.

English language courses 

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Academic English Language

Reach the English language level you need to meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree at the University or for entry to our Foundation Studies programme.

Online delivery available

Progression degrees

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Progression degrees

Discover the degree programmes available to students who have completed their studies at University of Waikato College.

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General English

Develop your everyday English skills in preparation for entry to the Academic English Language programme.

Online delivery available

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International Groups

For visitors to New Zealand to learn more about our culture whilst developing their English language skills with this tailor-made programme.

Online delivery available

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