Student Life

So what does your world look like at Wintec?

You'll learn new skills, gain experience, meet new people and every day counts as you'll be taking a step towards the future you want.

There's always something happening on campus​​​. Plus the hub is open 24/7 with computers readily available for you when you need it.

Come and learn in some of the best purpose-built training facilities in the country including a student radio station, an art gallery, a practicing nursing ward, science teaching laboratories, readily equipped sport science facilities, specialist kitchens and a training restaurant, hair and beauty salons, music and design studios, a veterinary surgery, an animal house and fully equipped trades workshops.

Our tutors are more than academics, they've experienced the “real world” – working and continuous involvement in the industry – so you get to learn from the best. They're highly qualified too, and actively involved in research, development and technology transfer.

And because we live in such a vibrant city like Hamilton, there’s always something exciting happening whatever your interest might be.

Life on Campus

There's so much you can be involved in on campus. When you're not hitting the books and busy with study, you can join the party at student orientation, ​play a game of volleyball with your mates on campus, grab a feed from one of our onsite cafes, surf the net in the hub or attend a cultural festival.


Life in Hamilton

You could say that Hamilton's a student city- home to over 46,000 tertiary students every year in fact - which means the place is lively and energetic. Studying in Hamilton, you'll be close to everything you want to be part of! Beaches, mountains, rivers, thermal pools, countryside, sport centres and adventure activities are an easy drive away. While in Hamilton itself, you've got shopping, cafés, nightlife and the fun of city life.


Student Accommodation

Avoid the unforeseen flatting costs of internet, phone, transport and other outgoings and enjoy the benefits of living with other students in a safe and secure environment, right in the heart of the city.

Wintec Apartments - You'll enjoy the convenience of living right on the Hamilton City Campus in our fully furnished self-catered student apartments. There's no need for a car when you are this close to town, study, and transport.

Student Village - You'll get the independence of living away from home in these fully furnished units on Collingwood Street next to the city campus, with the convenience of a higher level of pastoral care, cleaning, and meals offered seven days a week.

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What Support is Available to Me?

As a Wintec Student you've got a wide range of support services to help with your life and your studies...

Student Learning Services

Get the academic support you need to succeed: study skills, assignments, APA referencing advice, maths and science support and note-taking techniques.


Disability Support Services

If you need extra support due to a disability, we're here to help. Our services include reader/writer support for exams, note-taking, loan equipment, mobility parking and more.



Live well and stay healthy while you study! We've got two medical centres for students, offering a range of services including medical advice, prescriptions, counselling, chaplaincy, hearing tests, laboratory testing and more.


Career Support

Need help with your CV or applying for a job? We've got support for you right up until a year after you graduate.



Got children who need caring for while you study? No problem! We've got a child-care centre at the City Campus and there are other centres nearby our campuses. We've also got parenting rooms on both our Hamilton campuses.


Te Kete Kōnae/Pasifika

Te Kete Kōnae (TKK) utilises the best practices (Māori and Pasifika) to engage with you on your journey of learning at Wintec. Check out what Te Kete Kōnae have to offer!


Getting Around

Find where you need to be with our campus maps.​


Māori at Wintec

The Māori culture and heritage is reflected in us and in what we do. From our marae and our Māori Achievement Unit to support services like Te Kete Kōnae (TKK), our environment nurute Maori ways of knowing and being in order to see successful outcomes.


International Students at Wintec

Choose to study at Wintec and you'll find yourself in a safe, vibrant, student city surrounded by some of the most amazing natural environments in the world.

You'll be supported every step of the way by our dedicated International Centre. They will help you with application, visas and all other details, from the day you arrive until you leave with an internationally recognised qualification.  

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Graduation Time!

It’s official. You’ve made it - congratulations!

All the hard work and studying, the sleepless nights and countless servings of coffee/tea/energy drinks - they've all come down to this.

Everything you worked for has paid off and now it's time to celebrate your success at Graduation!



Student Forums

Student feedback forums are currently facilitated in all Schools/Centres as a way for Head of School/Centre Director and Student Experience (Support Services) to stay connected with student needs and to stay well informed of any rising issues or concerns with students within their own individual areas.

Student representatives, on behalf of their peers, are able to provide feedback on areas which may impact on the quality of education in a module or programme.

This is also a key way students can feel "heard" and ensures we stay attuned to our "customers' needs" on a regular basis. Ensuring our students feel valued is a key component of student retention.