University of Waikato College - Pathway

The University of Waikato (University) offers university preparation courses, foundation and English language programs through its Pathways College (College). The College is located in the University's Hamilton Campus in the Waikato region in New Zealand.

  • Average Tuition NZD 15,180
  • Students 9,892
  • International Students 16.15%
  • Intakes February July November
  • Transfer Yes

School Description

The University of Waikato's Pathways College offers international students university preparation programs including The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies. The foundation studies program is a bridging program for international students where English is their second language. The program includes compulsory English language and electives across a range of study areas. Students have the option to choose the standard program which is 8 - 9 months long or the accelerated program which is 5 months long.

College students have complete access to all of the University’s services and facilities, including the English Language Resource Centre. Additionally, students are offered a wide range of on-campus and off-campus accommodation options.

  • 01The successful completion of the foundation program guarantees entry into most University of Waikato bachelor's degree programs.
  • 02The foundation program is recognised by all New Zealand universities.
  • 03The foundation program offers three intakes annually which gives students the flexibility to choose at their convenience.

Pathway Programs

  • Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

    Certificate of Achievement in Foundation Studies (Accelerated)

    NZD 10,120 Tuition Fee

    The certificate of achievement in Foundation Studies(Accelerated) track is a one-semester long pathway course comprising of a wide range of modules such as English for foundation studies, Introduction to study skills, Biology, Business studies and social sciences. Upon successful completion of this program, students are guaranteed entry to most University of Waikato undergraduate degrees.

  • Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

    Certificate of Achievement in Foundation Studies (Accelerated)

    NZD 10,120 Tuition Fee

    The certificate of achievement in Foundation Studies(Accelerated) track is a one-semester long pathway course comprising of a wide range of modules such as English for foundation studies, Introduction to study skills, Biology, Business studies and social sciences. Upon successful completion of this program, students are guaranteed entry to most University of Waikato undergraduate degrees.

  • Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

    Certificate of Achievement in Foundation Studies (Accelerated)

    NZD 10,120 Tuition Fee

    The certificate of achievement in Foundation Studies(Accelerated) track is a one-semester long pathway course comprising of a wide range of modules such as English for foundation studies, Introduction to study skills, Biology, Business studies and social sciences. Upon successful completion of this program, students are guaranteed entry to most University of Waikato undergraduate degrees.

  • Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

    Certificate of Achievement in Foundation Studies (Standard)

    NZD 10,120 Tuition Fee

    The certificate of achievement in Foundation Studies(Standard) track is a two-semester long pathway course comprising of a wide range of modules such as English for foundation studies, Introduction to study skills, Biology, Business studies and social sciences. Upon successful completion of this program, students are guaranteed entry to most University of Waikato undergraduate degrees.

  • Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

    Certificate of Achievement in Foundation Studies (Standard)

    NZD 10,120 Tuition Fee

    The certificate of achievement in Foundation Studies(Standard) track is a two-semester long pathway course comprising of a wide range of modules such as English for foundation studies, Introduction to study skills, Biology, Business studies and social sciences. Upon successful completion of this program, students are guaranteed entry to most University of Waikato undergraduate degrees.

  • Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

    Certificate of Attainment in Academic English

    NZD 20,240 Tuition Fee

    The Certificate of Attainment in Academic English is an advanced level language course designed to prepare students for direct entry into degree programmes at the University of Waikato. The course has five levels, from intermediate to advanced and provides students with necessary skills such as academic writing, listening, note-taking, reading and oral presentation. Upon successful completion of level 5, students become eligible for entry into degree programmes at the University of Waikato.

  • Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

    Certificate of Attainment in English Language

    NZD 20,240 Tuition Fee

    The certificate of attainment is an elementary course designed to prepare international students who have not met the language requirements for University study. The course has three levels, from elementary to pre-intermediate and provides students with necessary skills in reading, writing and speaking. Upon successful completion of level 3, students become eligible for entry into the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE).

  • Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

    Certificate of University Preparation

    NZD 10,120 Tuition Fee

    The Certificate of University Preparation is a one-semester program designed for international students who do not initially meet the requirements for admission into degree program at a New Zealand university. The certificate program introduces students to adult learning situations like lectures, tutorials and workshops. Certificate of University Preparation is an academically approved program that equips students with skills such as note taking, research, essay writing, time management and critical thinking. CUP students are required to take four papers: two compulsory and two electives. Compulsory courses include Introduction to study skills and introduction to critical thoughts and expression.Elective courses include: Bridging Arts, Bridging Social Sciences, Bridging Business Studies, Bridging Accounting, Bridging Calculus, Bridging Biology, Bridging Chemistry, Bridging Physics, Bridging General Science and Bridging Mathematics.

  • Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

    General English Language

    NZD 20,240 Tuition Fee

    The General English language program is designed for students preparing to enter the Academic English program. The general academic English program runs for a minimum span of three to six weeks and includes core language skills including vocabulary, fluency and accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing.Upon successful completion of this program, students will be awarded a Waikato Pathways College Certificate of Attendance.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.50

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    International students enrolling into the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies program are offered the University of Waikato Foundation Studies Scholarship. The value of the scholarship can be up to NZD $5,000.

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    Established in 1964

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    The Waikato Pathways College is managed by Study Group. Being under the umbrella of Study Group gives the College access to resources and expertise that help them drive large-scale initiatives that provide tangible, lasting benefits to students, faculty, staff and local communities.

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