Covid-19 update for applicants

Applications and Admissions continues to provide a business as usual service when working remotely. Supporting future students remains our priority.

Though much has stayed the same, some changes have been made to give you additional options and to help you meet our admission requirements. You can find information on what has changed below.

All applicants

Identity documents

Important update for 2022 enrolment:

If you have an unconditional/full offer of admission for 2022, you can upload your electronic identity documents with a declaration.

Alternatively, you can post us any certified hard copies of identification documents. Also, if you are on our campus and able to, you can drop in to see us at Student Hubs with the originals, and we can certify these for you.

Student Hubs


If you are an international applicant outside of New Zealand, you may not be able to study with us in 2022 as some programmes and courses are not available to study online.

Some programmes and courses are still available to study online, but options may be limited. You can check which programmes are NOT available online and what courses ARE before you submit your application. For more information, please see studying online

If you have any queries about studying online, please contact us

If you would prefer to begin your studies when more programmes and courses are available, you can request to defer your application to 2023. To defer your application, please email

Predicted/indicative grades

If you are unable to provide final examination results we can complete a preliminary assessment of your application based on predicted or indicative results. In some cases we may also be able to issue an unconditional offer.

Extension to application closing dates

To acknowledge the disruption caused by Covid-19 throughout 2021, we will be extending the application closing dates for some of our programmes starting in Semester One and Summer School in 2022.

The application closing date for admission into most programmes in Semester One has been extended to 14 February 2022, and the application closing date for Summer School has been extended to 16 December 2021.

Some programmes still retain the same application closing date due to the additional selection criteria required for processing. For more information on undergraduate and postgraduate closing dates, please see:

Please note, some programmes may close before the application deadline if spaces become full. Offers will be made subject to the availability of spaces.

International applicants

English language proficiency

For intakes through to and including Semester Two 2022 the validity period of English tests and qualifications has been extended from 2 years to 2.5 years. If you meet our English Language Requirements via this exception you will be required to sit a Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA) no later than 2 weeks into your first semester of study and undertake any recommended enrichment/support.

We are accepting IELTS Indicator, TOEFL Special Home Edition and TOEFL ITP Plus for China for all future terms. If you meet our English Language Requirements via one of these tests you will be required to sit a Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA) no later than 2 weeks into your first semester of study, and undertake any recommended enrichment/support.

Please note, the scores for IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition are the same as those required for IELTS Academic and TOEFL iBT. Results from TOEFL ITP Plus for China will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Standardised tests from the USA

If you have completed a US High School Diploma from a regionally accredited school but have not been able to take a standardised test such as SAT or ACT you may still be eligible for admission. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.