The University of Waikato is a public university in New Zealand established in 1964. Located in the tranquil student city of Hamilton, the University of Waikato is home to around 15,000 students. Offering a diverse range of courses in multiple disciplines, the University of Waikato is one of the premier higher education institutions in New Zealand. The University of Waikato is affiliated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL).
The University of Waikato has four large residential halls for international students inside the university premises named Bryant Hall, College Hall, Orchard Park and Student Village. These fully furnished halls of residence have private rooms for each student, shared laundry, bathroom and kitchenette facilities along with free Wi-Fi, lounge area with television, and a study area. All the residence halls have a nutritious meal plan for the international students, but they can also opt for self-catered services. These residence halls are the perfect place to mingle with students of all nationalities and live in a truly diverse environment, actively taking part in the inter-hall sports competitions and hiking trips. The meal-inclusive-rent for 37 weeks (minimum rent period) for the international student residence halls at the University of Waikato range from NZ$ 11,544 to NZ$ 13,135.