Waikato Pathways College

A reputation for excellence

The University of Waikato prides itself on providing internationally-respected education to exceptional students from around the world. Playing an active role in global research, strong graduate employment opportunities and high-quality teaching have helped build the University of Waikato’s reputation for excellence.

A world-ranked university

Students at the University of Waikato receive a world-class education from an institution renowned for excellence. Waikato is one of the top universities in New Zealand, and over 90% of our students would recommend studying with us.

QS World University Rankings 2020 ranks the University of Waikato #266 in the world, rising 135 places in the last six years alone, thanks to its high-quality teaching and research output.

Recognised for excellence

In 2016, the University of Waikato received a five-star rating from QS Stars, thanks to outstanding student experience, cutting-edge facilities and graduate employment prospects.

Eleven subject areas taught at the University of Waikato were recognised as some of the best in the world, with QS Subject Rankings placing them in the global top 300. These include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Hospitality and Leisure Management
  • Sports related subjects
  • Sociology

The 2017 International Student Barometer surveyed over 160,000 international students studying around the world. More than 90% of the students surveyed who studied at the University of Waikato were satisfied with their experience.

Teaching excellence

Teaching staff at the University of Waikato are the key to student success. You will learn from award-winning lecturers and world-leading researchers who are committed to delivering a world-class, innovative education.

Waikato Pathways College student Christian from Indonesia

Studying at Waikato has completely changed me. For example, the way I think and the way I behave towards people. I learned so much from my experience.

Christian from Indonesia
Studying Foundation Studies at Waikato Pathways College