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Start your admission application to study for a Bachelor’s degree, certificate, diploma, Honours degree or Master’s programme.

New domestic students

Start your application now

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

Enrol for 2023

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.

Returning students who studied prior to 2022 need to contact us for your Pūaha sign up details. Email info@vuw.ac.nz or call 0800 04 04 04.

Application dates

Trimester 1, 2023: Applications due 13 February 2023

Some limited entry, postgraduate, and Teacher Education programmes may have different application dates. If you have any questions, contact a student success adviser. If you are considering doctoral study, find out how to apply below.

Steps to apply

Follow our steps to apply to help you through the application process.

Key dates

See all enrolment dates and deadlines.

International students

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.

Doctoral students

For PhD and doctoral study, you cannot apply using this online system. You must apply online through the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research.

Admission types

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.

Find accommodation

Apply for our halls of residence or find rental accommodation.

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

Calculate your course fees for the year, and check if you are eligible for fees-free study, a student loan and/or allowance.

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.