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Apply and enrol

Find out how to join us—apply for your chosen programme of study and select your courses to complete your enrolment.


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New students

If you're a new student, you can simply sign up for our Pūaha portal and apply to study a Bachelor’s degree, certificate, diploma, Honours degree, or Master’s programme.

If you've already applied to study and received an Offer of Place, go to Pūaha to accept your offer and then select your courses for 2024.

Apply via Pūaha How to apply and enrol
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Returning students

If you're continuing with the same degree and major, you only need to select your courses to complete your re-enrolment.

If you're changing your programme of study, contact your Student Success Adviser via the Pūaha portal.

Select your courses How to re-enrol

Not sure where to start? Use this tool to find out.

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New international students

You can apply at any time via Pūaha, our student portal, but you'll need to allow time to get your student visa. Find out how to apply (and other useful information) on our site for international students.

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PhD and doctoral students

If you want to do a PhD or other doctorate, you'll apply through the Faculty of Graduate Research. It's the same process for both domestic and international students.

Find out how to apply

How to enrol

You can apply online for admission and for your preferred degree (or other qualification) through our Pūaha portal up to two years in advance. We'll send you an Offer of Place for you to accept.

You can then select your courses and finish your enrolment closer to your study start date. We'll send you an Enrolment Agreement for you to accept.

Step-by-step guide


To start in Trimester 2, you'll need to complete your application to study by 20 June (for most programmes).

Some limited-entry, postgraduate, and Teacher Education programmes have different application dates.

There are also different deadlines for international students.

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Course advice

If you’re a new student, you can book an appointment with our Future Students team. They can help you plan your studies and choose courses.

If you're a re-enrolling student, talk to your Student Success Adviser, who you can find in Pūaha.

Book an appointment Go to Pūaha

Gaining entry

You'll be granted admission to the University if you can show that you've met the educational requirements to succeed as a student.

If you don't have University Entrance or a similar qualification, you might qualify for Provisional or Special Admission. Or you could do a foundation course first.

All about admission Foundation courses
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Need help?

Find out how to get course advice and what to do if you’ve been declined admission, been put on a waitlist for a course, or are having problems applying.

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