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Waikato Institute of Education Services


Waikato Institute of Education takes the best possible care of international students to ensure that their stay is happy and successful.


On arrival international students are provided with a comprehensive orientation program. Students meet the Principal and staff. The orientation program also includes an introduction to all student services, a tour of Hamilton city.

International Student Support

Waikato Institute of Education offers a range of International student services to help you with any problems or questions you may have about living and studying in New Zealand.

Our friendly and experienced staff are available to assist you and to ensure that your New Zealand study experience is a good one
. Students are able to make appointments with the Director of Studies to discuss any aspect of their programme.

Student Counsellors are at the school regularly to speak to students and help them in any way. First language counsellors are available by request.

24 Hour Emergency Contact
Students can contact us 24 hours a day, by telephoning direct 021 2623996.

Computer Lab

Students can use the open access computers for word processing, email, internet with free of charge from 9 am to 9 pm everyday.


Listening Laboratory

Our listening laboratory has tapes, videos and other resources for students to use as part of their coursework or for self-study. There include materials for IELTS exam preparation as well as resources for learning about life in New Zealand and practising every English.


A rang of books, magazines and newspapers are available for students to use in the Institute's library. New materials will be added regularly, providing a useful resource for students to improve their English and prepare for the IELTS examation.

Student Common Room

Our students are provided with a pleasant common room area where they can relax with their classmates, eat lunch or do their homework. Kitchen facilities are also available.

Satellite TV

We are the only English school in
Hamilton to provide Satellite TV for students with around 60 channels from around the world including Asian, Middle East, European, etc.

Morning and Afternoon Tea

We provide morning and afternoon tea and coffee for students. Students are welcome to help themselves to tea, green tea and coffee at any break time


Living in a homestay is a good opportunity for you to practise your English and learn about the New Zealand way of life. Our homestay families are carefully selected for their suitability to host international students.

Other options include renting, hostels, flatting. Our accommodation agent can assist you with these options as well.

Please note that the homestay accommodation arranged by Waikato Institute of Education have been assessed under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

Waikato Institute of Education
Address: Level 1, Tower Building, 48
Ward Street,
PO Box 773, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: 64 - 7 - 8382450   Fax: 64 - 7 - 838 2453