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Waikato University Update Unistart Programmes for 2021

Take University papers while at secondary school and get a head start in your degree with Waikato’s Unistart programme. There are options to take papers online or at our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses. 

The University of Waikato Unistart Scholarship covers the cost of up to two Unistart papers. Students will automatically be considered for this when accepted into Unistart – no additional application is required. To gain the scholarship, students will need to have a NCEA Level 2 Merit Endorsement overall, as well as be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident.  

Upcoming Drop In Sessions


As mentioned, we have a number of events on campus that prospective students are welcome to attend. In addition to those detailed above, students might find it useful to attend our drop in sessions being held at the Hamilton and Tauranga Campus’These provide an opportunity to tour the campus, meet with an Adviser to discuss study options, and confirm enrolment/paper selection.

Students register their interests for a Drop In session here.

There’s a New Kid in Town: Bachelor of Nursing


Introducing our newest qualification, the Bachelor of Nursing. With mental health needs rising sharply and services already stretched, the University of Waikato is responding to the challenge with the launch of their new Bachelor of Nursing in 2021, integrating a focus on mental health and addictions throughout the three-year degree.

This programme will be offered from the Hamilton Campus in 2021 with a limited number of places, so students interested are encouraged to make contact as soon as possible to ensure they can be considered for entry. To gain admission, the student needs to have achieved University Entrance (no subjects in particular), and go through the formal application process which includes an interview.


Applications for UC student accommodation in 2021 are now open. Please encourage any interested students to complete their application as soon as possible and by 24 September.
The application for accommodation is completed online and comprises two steps:
The Common Confidential Reference Form is due by 15 September.
The online application form with non-refundable $100 processing fee is due 24 September.

For those students who are not sure where their interests or strengths lie, their newly developed Future Students Guide may be a useful tool. Plug in what subjects and careers interest you, add a few of your personal qualities, and they’ll help you discover career pathways and study options at the University of Auckland. To get started visit guide.auckand.ac.nz

Need help planning your studies? Use Auckland University’s Future Students Guide

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