A completed Application to Enrol form, a verified copy of your birth certificate or passport plus any additional entry requirement information (such as a health declaration, references, safety check, criminal convictions declaration, a record of learning, academic transcripts/records) if applicable. You also need to provide evidence of IELTS or equivalent English certificate.
We need proof of your legal name, date of birth and citizenship or residency. If your name has changed you will also need to provide proof of the change e.g. marriage certificate. You must also provide proof of eligibility to study in New Zealand (visa and residency status).
If you've brought or sent us everything we need, it will usually take between two or five working days. Enrolment confirmation will be sent back to you directly or to your agent if you enrolled in this way.
If you are in New Zealand, you can pay your fees after you have been offered a place on the programme you applied for, and you have confirmed your acceptance of this. If you are overseas, you should pay your fees when you receive your visa approval from immigration.
A list of authorised agents is available on our website.
After your enrolment has been completed, visit our International Information & Enrolments team at our Porirua or Auckland campuses and they’ll organise it for you. You will need this student ID card to print, photocopy, access the library, the computer networks and other student support services at Whitireia.
If you change your mind before your programme starts please contact us. You will need to complete a Withdrawal Form. The circumstances and timing of your withdrawal will determine what you are eligible for. The Whitireia Student Withdrawal policy applies.
If you are studying with us full-time at Level 5 or higher you are able to work for 20 hours per week and full-time during the holidays.
When you have paid your tuition fees and we have issued you a receipt, you can then obtain a student visa either by directly approaching Immigration New Zealand in your country or letting your agent do this for you.
You can apply for travel and medical insurance through us.