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International students can apply to study at any time—there is no application fee. Check entry requirements and find out how to apply and submit your documents.

Application dates

Trimester 1 (March)

Applications close 1 December

Trimester 2 (July)

Applications close 1 May

Trimester 3 (November)

Applications close 1 September

Ready to Apply?

Apply directly as a student

If you're applying for yourself, you can create an account on Pūaha, our student portal, and complete your application online.

Apply online

Applying as an agent

If you are an agent applying on behalf of a student, go to our agent hub to start your application.

Agent Hub
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How to apply

Follow these steps to apply for your degree or programme. You can also choose to apply through one of our approved agents.

How to apply

When to apply

You can apply at any time during the year. If you want to start your study in a particular trimester, apply by these deadlines—this will ensure you have plenty of time to apply for a student visa and accommodation before you start your studies.

Application dates
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  • Entry requirements

    Find out our entry requirements for English language, and for undergraduate and postgraduate study.

  • Submit your documents

    As part of your application, you will be asked to submit official certified copies of certain documents.

  • Credit transfer and exemptions

    If you already have a tertiary-level qualification, or part of one, you can apply for academic credit transfer or exemptions from required courses.