Application process and the cost of tuition. When considering an applicant the deciding factor is always his/hers academic performance. Throughout the admission period more than 70 percent of applicants successfully enroll to the university. Nevertheless, in waikato the ratio may vary dramatically depending on the study program. The academic year is traditionally consists of two semesters. The cost of tuition for the bachelor’s programs is around 13,306 USD per year. A master’s degree of waikato will cost a student a significant sum of 18,800 USD per year. In addition, part of the cost can be covered by university scholarships. On the official website (http://www.waikato.ac.nz) of the university you can find a more accurate information regarding the tuition fees of different programs.