A message from the President of Study Waikato

Study Waikato is a regional organisation established to support all people and institutions in the Waikato region involved with International education. It includes cities like Hamilton, Cambridge, Taupo and Thames.

Waikato is a region of New Zealand with a population of 381,000 people. Its main centre is the City of Hamilton, which has the mighty Waikato River running through it. Waikato people are known for being very open, friendly and the region is very multicultural.

Waikato region is a popular destination for international students. There are more than 3000 international students studying at Primary, intermediate, high schools, tertiary institutes and private institutions in the Waikato region. These students come from all around the world.  International students are an important part of our education system and community.

The students bring a vibrancy and diversity to our community which we love sharing in. We are all very passionate about our region and what we could offer to our students and to the world. It is wonderful for New Zealand to be part of an education partnership which will touch so many lives - both yours and the people you meet.

We are proud to say that New Zealand offers a world-class education in a safe and welcoming environment. It is also a creative learning environment. While you are here, you will have the chance to experience our wonderful landscape and great lifestyle. I encourage you to enjoy our great outdoors as much as you can and the attractions that Waikato offers: the beautiful Hamilton Garden and lake; if you are a fan of the Lord of The Rings movies, then a trip to Hobbiton is a must; Lake Taupo is just a short trip down the road; the Raglan beach is never far away.

We look forward to sharing these with you.

Shirley Huang

President, Study Waikato



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Study in New Zealand, in the Waikato Region

Learn in a friendly, safe, excellent educational environment with a great range of study options

New Zealand is world famous for its beautiful environment and attracts thousands of international students from many different countries each year who study abroad in our excellent educational environment. 

The Waikato region is the heart of New Zealand's North Island, and right next door to some of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Contact us to find out how you can study in New Zealand.