Study Science

Waikato is home to some of the most well-respected researchers in the science community. Being part of Science at Waikato enables you to be part of a community with the best chemistry and biology researchers in the country. Our staff and campus are uniquely placed in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand to offer a thorough grounding in all aspects of Earth sciences.

See our qualifications

With qualifications with work placement components, we lead the way.

Discover our subjects

We pride ourselves on our progressive and innovative subject range in science.

Find your papers

We have a range of undergraduate and graduate papers across a wide range of disciplines.

Work Placements and Internships

At the University of Waikato, work placements (internships) are offered as part of the Bachelor of Science (Technology) degrees. Cooperative education staff liaise with industry, research institutes and local government organisations to place students in work places relevant to their qualification and interests.

Exciting Opportunities

Gain valuable work experience with work placements that count towards your final degree. Make a name for yourself by participating in international competitions such as the World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback, in vehicles designed and built at Waikato University. There may even be opportunities to travel to the icy wonderland of Antarctica.

International Students

At the University of Waikato, our science qualifications are recognised internationally, our standards are respected throughout the world, our global connections are wide and strong, and our student profile is diverse. Learn more about being an international student in Science and what to expect here at the University of Waikato.


The University of Waikato has more scholarships per student than any other university in New Zealand. There are scholarships and grants for many student groups.

Excellent Facilities

Some of the most innovative research in the country happens in the Waikato science labs, utilising state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none.

Māori Students

The School of Science values the input of Māori students. We encourage you to reach the highest levels in Science.