Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Maori Language

University of Waikato

12 months
22814 USD/year
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Are you passionate about the survival, retention and revitalisation of te reo Maori? Studying the Maori Language at the University of Waikato, you'll explore the world of te reo and its accompanying traditions while picking up vital cultural skills for today's diverse workplace.


Why to study

Te reo M?ori is an official language of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The study of te reo will enhance your identity as an individual and will help you establish a framework for other worldviews, international links and connections.

The ability to be fluent in both M?ori and English has become increasingly important within a number of professional areas including education, medicine, research, media, government and tourism.

You'll learn in a supportive environment incorporating new and exciting ways to deliver the language and with practitioners who are committed to the ongoing survival, retention and maintenance of te reo M?ori.

The Maori Language program at the University of Waikato enables you to learn the language from an introductory level through to advanced. We are the only university that teaches level 3 during undergraduate study. This gives you the advantage of attaining advanced language skills before progressing to graduate level or moving into the workforce.

There is also the opportunity to join a one year, full time, total immersion programme or a mainstream programme for those who would rather study at a slower pace.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners
  • Te Hā o te Reo: Emergence of the Language
  • Te Reo Whaiaro: Expressive Language
  • Te Whakahaumanu Reo: Māori and Indigenous Language Revitalisation
  • Te Reo Māori: Intermediate

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Previously completed study at an advanced level in the subject to be taken.
    • Birth certificate, passport and permits
    • Evidence of citizenship
    • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
    • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
    • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
    • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      22814 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 22814 USD per year during 12 months.
    • Fees (International): $31,615

    Living costs for Hamilton

    1470 - 2020 NZD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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