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Waikato University Pathways College, Hamilton, New Zealand


Waikato Pathways College is a true reflection of New Zealand culture. Home to students from all over the world, you will join a welcoming and diverse student community from day one, and receive the support you need to graduate with the skills for higher level study. Progress to one of the top 1.1% universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019), where you can join world-leading research that tackles national and global issues head on.

Hamilton is the fourth largest city in New Zealand. It has a relaxed and welcoming feel, with a vibrant multicultural community. Located in the centre of North Island, Hamilton is surrounded by natural beauty. You can be at the beach, in the forest or the mountains in just over an hour. New Zealand’s largest city Auckland is just a short distance away.

Sport plays a big part in life in the Waikato region. You can experience exciting outdoor activities such as surfing, black water rafting and bungee jumping on your doorstep. Seeing a rugby game at Waikato Stadium is an experience not to be missed.

Homestay accommodation is ideal for students who prefer a family-orientated lifestyle. We organise accommodation with friendly homestay families who offer a welcoming and safe environment, support you outside of study time and help you settle in New Zealand. Our homestay families have been carefully selected and are experienced in looking after international students. All hosts have been given police clearance and their homes are inspected by the University before students are placed there. You will be provided with your own room and your homestay family will provide all your main meals.

Study at the Waikato University Pathways College

We offer a number of pathways to the University, designed for international students. 

Certificate of University Preparation 2020

This one-trimester programme is for students who have a New Zealand secondary school qualification but need additional academic preparation to meet the entry requirements for their chosen degree at the University of Waikato.

NZ$ 11,255 one semester

Foundation Studies 2020

Successful completion of the Foundation Studies programme will guarantee your entry to most undergraduate degrees at the University of Waikato. The programme will help you develop your core subject knowledge, along with essential study skills.

NZ$ 11,255 Accelerated
NZ$ 22,510 Standard

Certificate of Attainment in Academic English 2020 10 week blocks

The programme offers a number of flexible study options for students who need to improve their English language skills to study at the University of Waikato. Successful completion will guarantee entry to the Foundation programme or most degree programmes.

NZ$ 5,100 per block

General English Programme  2020

This programme is designed for students who wish to improve their everyday English and is suitable for students preparing to enter the academic English Certificate of Attainment course.

Full time: (23 hours per week) NZ$ 460 per week
Part time: (15 hours per week) NZ$ 340 per week

Additional costs
NZ$ 750 per year Student Services Levy
NZ$ 220 Application Fee – payable once for each new enrolment
NZ$ 330 Accommodation Registration Fee – payable once on each new application
NZ$ 266 per week Homestay – 3 meals per day
NZ$ 620 Travel and Medical Insurance (based on 12 months cover)

For more information, please contact StudyNewZealand EU <- click for e-mail