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About The University of Waikato, Tauranga

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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.

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.

Study options in the Bay

We currently offer a growing range of qualifications in one of New Zealand's most sought after locations - diplomas, bachelor degrees, graduate diplomas, postgraduate diplomas, Masters and PhDs. In addition to University qualifications on offer, we also provide options and pathways for study through our partnership with the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. Find out more information about what's available.

Tauranga CBD tertiary campus development

It's an exciting time for the University and the greater Bay of Plenty region with the development of the Tauranga CBD tertiary campus. The new campus will open in central Tauranga by 2020, with the University leading the development on behalf of the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership. Read more about the CBD campus development.

Where you'll find us

We're currently based across a number of locations in the Bay of Plenty and we're still growing! Our two primary locations are Windermere Campus and the Bongard Centre, which we share with Toi Ohomai. 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. Read more about our campuses here.