Welcome to the University of Waikato, Tauranga

Sun, sand and surf aren’t all you will find in the Bay of Plenty. Our new Tauranga CBD campus, opening in 2019, will unite the University’s network of campuses in the Bay and will enhance our growing range of qualifications available to students in one of New Zealand’s most sought-after locations – combining beautiful beaches, a relaxed lifestyle and world-class university study.

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Study options

Our flexible degree structures mean you can study a broad range of subjects to shape a qualification that matches your career interests.

It's an exciting time for the University of Waikato and the greater Bay of Plenty region with the development of the Tauranga CBD tertiary campus.


  • Tauranga early childhood student’s heart of gold (14 January 2019)

    Tauranga mother of six Charlotte Hartley, who was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Adult Learner’s Award and TeachNZ Scholarship last year, returns to study a Master of Teaching and Learning.

  • Rising to the challenge of tertiary study (9 January 2019)

    Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) student Dorothea (Tia) Strauss received the Acorn Foundation Eva Trowbridge Scholarship after a stellar first year at the Tauranga campus.

  • Home but not away for Papamoa College students (19 December 2018)

    Year 13 Papamoa College students Brooke Bayly and Joshua Brown have each been awarded a Ko Te Tangata (Bay of Plenty schools) Scholarship to study at the University of Waikato in Tauranga in 2019.

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Upcoming Events

Career Development Services

The Career Development adviser will be available for one-on-one appointments in Tauranga (Bongard Centre, 200 Cameron Road) on:

  • Wednesday 30 January 2019
  • Friday 15 February 2019

Register for an appointment by logging into MyCareer and click on the 'Request Career Appointments' box on the right-hand side of the webpage.

Tauranga Information Sessions

Come along to a drop-in session to find out more about your study options at the University of Waikato. Our friendly Future Student Advisers will be available to answer your questions.

Find an information session