The University of Waikato has been active in the Bay of Plenty since the 1990s, when we first formed an alliance with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, (formerly Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic). In 2001, the University's first cohort of Bay of Plenty students graduated in Tauranga.
Our new Tauranga campus in the heart of the CBD opened its doors February 2019 and adds to our current range of qualifications and combines beautiful beaches, a relaxed lifestyle and world-class university study.
Tauranga is a great place to be a student. As well as the relaxed beach lifestyle, the adrenaline packed activities, the cafes, bars and events, there is a diverse student community here in the Bay.
Find out more about the Tauranga campus development.
Our locations in Tauranga
We're currently based across a number of locations in the Bay of Plenty and we're still growing! There is also the Coastal Marine Field Station, a major centre of marine research excellence at Sulphur Point, the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance in Mount Maunganui and the Institute of Professional Learning in Tauranga city.