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.
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?
Do you want to apply for a programme?
To apply for a programme, please complete our quick 4-step application process.
NOTE: if you are applying for one of the programmes below, please use this application form*.
- Certificate of Proficiency
- Postgraduate Certificate of Proficiency
- National Certificate in Real Estate
*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).
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.
If you are offered a place you normally have 28 days to accept or decline.
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.
We also offer a range of scholarships and study awards.
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.