No formal qualifications? You may still be eligible for admission to study here.
Who can apply
To apply for Special Admission, you must be 20 years old on or before the first day of the semester you apply for. You must have no formal university entrance qualification, and be a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident.
We consider a number of factors when assessing applications, including your previous education, training and work experience, English language skills and motivation to study.
A number of programmes are available for Special Admission applicants.
|Special Admission Programmes 2017|
|Bachelor of Arts|
|Bachelor of Commerce|
|Bachelor of Dance Studies|
|Bachelor of Education (Teaching)|
|Bachelor of Fine Arts|
|Bachelor of Laws (Part 1)|
|Bachelor of Music|
|Bachelor of Sport Health and Physical Education|
|Bachelor of Property|
|Bachelor of Science
The following majors are not available for applicants applying through Special
Admission: Biomedical Science, Exercise Sciences and Food Science and Nutrition.
|Bachelor of Social Work|
|Certificate of Proficiency
The Certificate of Proficiency for Arts is not available for applicants applying through Special Admission.
|Certificate in Health Science|
|Foundation Certificate Education|
|Foundation Certificate Tohu Tūāpapa Mātauranga|
|Graduate Diploma in Music|
|Master of Business Administration|
|Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship|
|Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education|
|Postgraduate Certificate in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship|
|Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences|
|Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Business|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Music|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health|
|Tertiary Foundation Certificate|
How to apply
You must complete the Application for Admission (maximum of 2 pending applications at any one time). You will be asked to provide details of your prior study and work experience. Some programmes may require an interview.
There is a $60.00 non-refundable application fee.
We provide a number of alternative pathways to support admission to undergraduate programmes, including New Start.
Targeted Admission for Māori and Pacific applicants
Māori and Pacific applicants may be eligible for admission through targeted admission schemes.
Application closing date
Applications must be received no later than the published closing date and no later than 1 December of the application year - to meet deadlines for study in the next year. Applications received after 1 December will only be considered if places are available.
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- +64 9 373 7513 (if overseas)