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The University of Waikato

Study Group began management of the established Waikato Pathways College in 2018. The partnership utilises Study Group’s expertise as a global education provider to enhance the international student experience and attract further students from across the world to join the University.

The University of Waikato
University of Waikato campus

Achieve more in the world

Delivered by Study Group NZ, Waikato Pathways College is designed to support international students develop their core learning skills and bridge the gap to the University.

The College will deliver both Foundation Studies and English language programmes, giving students the essential skills they need to begin a degree. Successful Waikato Pathways College graduates have the opportunity to join many of the undergraduate programmes available at the University of Waikato.

Progress to a world top university

One of the top ranked universities in the world, the University of Waikato inspires its diverse and high-achieving student community to success and lead global change.

Established in 1964, the University of Waikato prides itself on championing independent thought and progressive learning. Thanks to innovative world-leading research programmes, it has earnt an international reputation for academic excellence, leading to its position as one of the world’s top ranked institutions.

The University’s emphasis on practical experiences means students are ready to go from the classroom into a successful career. Waikato offers international students a high quality, globally respected higher education that is affordable and safe, with opportunities to obtain a work visa after graduation.

An unbeatable location

Waikato Pathways College is located on the main University campus in Hamilton, one of New Zealand’s fastest growing cities, and is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of North Island. The region prides itself on a wealth of exciting outdoor activities, such as surfing, black water rafting and bungee jumping.

Waikato Pathway College courses:

  • Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies
  • Certificate of Attainment in Academic English
  • General English Programme
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Ranked in the top 1.1% universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019)

Triple Crown accredited business school

A diverse and welcoming student population comprised of more than 80 different nationalities