How do I apply?

Follow the steps below to apply for the Unijet programme.

STEP 1 - Check eligibility

UNIJET Outbound Exchange is open to domestic and international students and is available for most degree programmes. There are a few criteria you need to meet before you can apply. 

To be accepted, you need to:

  • Be enrolled in a full-time Unitec degree programme
  • Have completed at least 2 semesters at Unitec with a minimum B grade average
  • Be at an appropriate level of study as determined by your department
  • Demonstrate a high standard of spoken and written English
  • Demonstrate that you will be a good ambassador for Unitec and New Zealand

STEP 2 - Identify potential host institutions

Research and identify at least one partner institute you hope to study at. A list of partner institutes and their websites can be found here. You will need to research the courses offered at the partner institute and identify courses that are relevant to your Unitec degree. You should seek advice from your Programme Leader when choosing your courses.

STEP 3 - Apply

Fill in and submit the Unijet Outbound Exchange application form. Download the referee form, fill out part one of the form and ask your referee to fill out part two and email directly to

You can also start discussing course approvals with your Programme Leader, using this form.

Get in quick! We get lots of applications for Unijet programmes so we can’t guarantee you a place. Applicants are selected against the criteria above. We reserve the right to refuse entry to the programme.

STEP 4 - Interview

Once we receive your Unijet application and referee form, we will invite you in for an interview, usually in mid-September for semester 1 applicants, and mid-April for semester 2 applicants.

You will be advised of the outcome of your Unijet application and the next steps.

Please note:

  • Throughout your exchange programme you’ll be enrolled as a Unitec student and pay tuition fees to Unitec, not to the host university.
  • You’ll continue to receive your StudyLink allowance while you’re overseas.
  • Most exchange students pay for their travel and living costs through a combination of StudyLink and savings.
  • Lots of exchange students live on the university campus. Some of our partner institutions can also help you find accommodation before you arrive.