Your Offer of Place and Enrolment Agreement

Admission and enrolment is a two-step process. When you have applied for Admission, we will send you an Offer of Place.

When you have accepted your Offer of Place you will be invited to apply to enrol. We will send you an Enrolment Agreement once your enrolment application has been reviewed. To confirm your enrolment, you need to accept your Enrolment Agreement and may need to provide some documentation.

Offer of Place

Conditional Offer of Place

If you are awaiting academic results or other documentation requirements related to your admission application (this includes NCEA School Leavers) you may receive a Conditional Offer of Place. A Conditional Offer will tell you what conditions you need to meet, such as results you need to achieve or other information you need to supply.

Waiting on an Offer of Place

If you have applied only for open-entry courses and programmes and your Offer of Place hasn’t arrived after four weeks, email info@vuw.ac.nz or call 0800 04 04 04.

NCEA results

If you have achieved University Entrance you will automatically be accepted into your programme when NCEA results are released in New Zealand.

Declining an Offer of Place

If you decide not to study at the University, you can decline your Offer of Place online or by emailing info@vuw.ac.nz stating you wish to decline your offer.

Completing your Admission

We will provide you with a conditional or unconditional Offer of place. These will include the details of the programme of study you have indicated. You will have the opportunity to accept, decline or defer your Offer of Place to become conditionally or unconditionally admitted to the university.

An unconditional Offer of Place means that you are being offered a place at the university in your chosen programme. Once accepted, you are admitted to the university and your programme of study.

A conditional Offer of Place means that you have been offered admission to the university subject to meeting the criteria set out in the Offer. Your offer of admission to your chosen programme is also subject to meeting the conditions specified. Once you have met the conditions or requirements outlined in the Conditional Offer of Place, you will be admitted to the university and to your chosen programme of study.

Declined admission

If you’ve applied to study and have been declined admission or you've been waitlisted—find out what your options are.

Enrolment Agreement

Once a decision has been made regarding your course selections, we will send you an Enrolment Agreement. Your Enrolment Agreement is an official list of the qualifications and courses in which Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is offering you a place. It will also include details of what they will cost you.

You should receive this within four weeks of applying, but sometimes longer, depending on the programme.

Accepting an Enrolment Agreement

In most cases, you can accept your Enrolment Agreement online by following the instructions in the email we send you. You might be asked to finalise your programme in person. Your Enrolment Agreement will tell you where to go or who to see.

When you accept an Enrolment Agreement, you are accepting a place in the courses offered to you and agreeing to abide by the statutes, regulations, and policies of the University. You become liable for payment of fees by the due date.

Making changes to your programme

If you want to change the programmes and courses you’ve selected after you receive your Enrolment Agreement, you can accept 'with changes'. You will be given a limited time to accept with changes. Refer to your Enrolment Agreement for the due date.

If you make changes to your programme of study, this may change your fees, or affect whether you’re eligible for student loans or allowances—make sure you check.

Find out more about adding or withdrawing courses after enrolment or once your courses have begun.

Completing your enrolment

Once you return your Enrolment Agreement, and any conditions and requirements have been met, you will receive a Confirmation of Study. This will confirm the details of your programme of study, showing any changes you may have made to your course selection.

View your timetable

Your confirmation will also show your username, and steps on how to log in to your student account for the first time. Go to MyTimetable to find your timetable and lecture rooms.

Submit your documentation

To finalise your enrolment, you might need to supply us with certified copies of certain documents. It is important you submit these as soon as you complete your online application. You can send us documentation through your Pūaha account.

Student ID card

You will receive an email from the Admissions and Enrolments Office when your student ID card is ready to collect at the start of the trimester. If you are a distance student within NZ, you will need to email stucards@vuw.ac.nz beforehand and request your ID card be posted to your home address.

Upload a photo while applying for enrolment or email a suitable photo to stucards@vuw.ac.nz.