General Admission

Diploma programmes: NCEA Level 2 (yr 12 certificate) or equivalent
Bachelor programmes: NCEA Level 3 (yr 13 certificate / University Entrance Qualification) or equivalent

Please refer to the international equivalency table for entry requirements.

Institutes of Technology in New Zealand offer students without University Entrance Qualification a wealth of pathways to allow students alternative entry into degree programmes. Generally speaking, University Entrance Qualification is required for entry into Bachelor programmes, however, a pathway programme or admission by life/work experience may be possible at the discretion of each Institute of Technology for Study Applied Sciences NZ.

English Requirements

Proof of English proficiency via the following approved tests and results:

Diploma programmes: IELTS 5.5 – 6.0
Bachelor programmes:
IELTS 6.0 – 6.5  or TOEFL (iBT) 79 +
Postgraduate Diploma / Master programmes: IELTS 6.5+ or TOEFL (iBT) 100 +

Application Dates

Intake 1 (February): Applications must be received by 30st November of the previous year
Intake 2 (July): Applications must be received by 1 May

Application forms are available for download from each university profile: EIT, CPITOP, UCOL

Study Abroad Requirements

Those wishing to study a semester abroad in New Zealand should seek admission into the desired programme by providing a Transcript of Records of their successfully completed papers and achievements.  This is usually provided upon request from the International Office of the home institution.

Enrolment Procedure

After submission of the application form at the Academy, students receive a so-called Offer of Place, with a student visa can be applied for. The issuance of the student visa is a formality, each of the an Offer of Place, which is a study space a New Zealand university and the tuition fees paid, automatically get a student visa issued.

Student Visa New Zealand

The student visa application form  can be downloaded here.

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