Apply for a programme

1. Choose the programme you want to study

If you know what you want to study and have checked you meet the admission requirements, you can apply for a place in the programme.

You will be required to supply identification through verified documents as part of your application.

Need help to decide? For expert advice on programmes, courses and study pathways contact Student Central on 0800 10 95 10 study@unitec.ac.nz, or submit your enquiry online (requires registration).

If you have any problems completing your online application please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

2. Apply for a place

Are you a current or returning student?

If you are an existing Unitec student or are returning to Unitec after some time away, you will need to re-enrol. Find out how to re-enrol.

Do you want to apply for a short course?

If yes, find out how to apply for a short course here.

Do you want to apply for a programme?

To apply for a programme, please complete our quick 4-step application process.

Apply Online

NOTE: if you are applying for one of the programmes below, please use this application form*.

*If you wish to be identified as a New Zealand Maori and need help identifying your iwi, please refer to the Standard Iwi Classification document (PDF).

If you wish to complete a printed form. Please download, print and return the Application/Enrolment Form (PDF).

3. Acknowledgement

We will email you to acknowledge that we have received your application form. Check your email spam folder if you haven’t heard from us. If you need to supply more details to progress your application, we'll let you know.

4. Additional admission requirements

Some programmes have additional admission requirements. For example, you may need to complete additional forms, be interviewed, have an audition, or present a portfolio of work. You will be notified of the details if this is applicable.

5. Offer of place

If your application is successful you will receive an offer of place. This might be conditional on you meeting specific requirements.

6. Acceptance

If you are offered a place you normally have 28 days to accept or decline.

7. Payment

Once you have accepted your place, your fees are payable. For short courses, fees are payable at the time of applying. For all other programmes, fees need to be paid seven days before you start. You will either be sent an invoice in the post or you can access your invoice online by logging into the self-service portal, myUnitec.

Student loans and allowances are available to eligible students. Please visit the Studylink website to apply online before you are accepted by Unitec.

We also offer a range of scholarships and study awards.

More information

We welcome applications at any time of the year. If the programme that you are applying for has already started, or there are no places available, we'll provide you with the details of the next scheduled programme.

If you think you have experience that is highly relevant to the programme in which you are enrolling, read the Assessment of Prior Learning information.

The policies relating to enrolment, withdrawals, variations to enrolment and refund of fees are covered in the Enrolment, Admissions and Fees Policy.

If you need a place to live while you study there are lots of accommodation options near the campus.