Waikato Institute of Technology

Founded in 1924, Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs) and a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region.

With five campuses throughout the region and a history spanning more than 80 years, we're proud to be an integral part of the region, serving the needs of students, employers and the wider community
Whether you're a potential student, an employer, industry group or community organisation, we're looking forward to welcoming you.
WINTEC is located in the heart of Hamilton City with excellent facilities providing easy access to all amenities. It is backed by the New Zealand government and provides a safe and vibrant learning environment for international students.

With approximately 1,000 international students from 50 countries, WINTEC welcomes international students from across the globe.

We Offer

Government approved programmes include:
Agriculture, Business, Business Administration & Computing, Education, Engineering & Construction, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Hairdressing & Beauty, Horticulture/Arboriculture, Information Technology, Interior Design, Journalism, Landscape Design, Media Arts, Midwifery, Nursing & Health, Professional Cookery & Hospitality, Science & Technology, Social Development, Sport & Exercise Science, Travel & Tourism.

Certificate and advanced level English Language, English with Information Technology, Business Studies or Nursing, IELTS Test Preparation

General Areas of Study

Many applied programmes at certificate and diploma level which can staircase into degree programmes.

Care support for international students

Wintec has a number of state of the art facilities for international students including: International Centre, Health Centre, Cafeteria, Bookshop, a purpose designed Prayer Room for Muslim students, Library, Student learning services academic support team, 'The Globe' ? a dedicated room for international and domestic students to meet and relax as well as 24-hour computer access in the Gallagher Hub (see photo below).

Accommodation options

Homestay, on-campus apartment or hostels.

Contact Person

Shirley Huang
Student Marketing and Engagement Director

Web Address



Wintec, Tristram Street, Private Bag 3036, Waikato Mail Centre
Hamilton 3240, New Zealand

Web: http://www.wintec.ac.nz/


Phone: +64-(0)7-834 8800 ext 3022

Fax:  +64 7 8348895

Mobile:  +64 27 6760302