Start your admission application to study for a Bachelor’s degree, certificate, diploma, Honours degree or Master’s programme.
New domestic students
Your application can be saved and completed later. Log in or sign up to Pūaha to manage and complete your application.
To make changes to your programme
Complete your enrolment application by selecting your courses, then request a change in programme via the change programme tab in Pūaha.
Current and returning students
If you are continuing your existing degree, you only need to complete course enrolment. If you are wanting to change or start a new degree, contact your Student Success Adviser.
Any questions? Student Success Advisers can help with planning 2023 enrolments, to make sure you are on track to meet degree requirements. Contact them through Pūaha.
Steps to apply
Follow our steps to apply to help you through the application process.
See all enrolment dates and deadlines.
Applications for new international students are due 1 December for Trimester 1, 2023. Check entry requirements and find out how to apply.
International students applying for a doctoral degree should apply through the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research.
For PhD and doctoral study, you cannot apply using this online system. You must apply online through the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research.
All new applicants need to meet one of the admission types to gain entry to Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
For postgraduate entry (Honours, Master’s, certificates, and diplomas) and Teacher Education programmes, you’ll also need to meet additional requirements. You will need to apply for admission through Pūaha for these programmes.
For new students wanting to enrol in Classical or Jazz performance or Music Therapy, an audition is required. Find out about auditions on the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music website.
Audition applications are due by 20 July in the year preceding enrolment.
You will normally need to be at least 16 years of age by the application closing date.
Get prepared before you start university
Apply for scholarships
Search our database—scholarships are available at all levels of study and based on a variety of criteria.
Plan your courses
If you need help deciding what programme might be right for you, or what courses to take, get in touch to ask questions or to book a course planning session.
Sort your finances
Think about a budget—we have some helpful tips for managing your money.
Don’t miss orientation
Check out what’s on during Orientation Week at the start of the trimester.
What to do next
If you've applied for open-entry courses and programmes only, your Offer of Place should arrive within four weeks after you apply. To confirm your enrolment you need to accept your Offer of Place and provide some documentation.
If you're awaiting the outcome of your enrolment, check the email address you signed up with. If you haven't received anything, try checking your spam folder.