How to Apply

You’re about to make one of the most important decisions of your life. Here’s everything you need to know about joining the Whitireia & Weltec family.


Just 5 easy steps to enrol

We’re here to make sure you have all the help and information you need while you prepare your application.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to enrolling at Whitireia & WelTec for New Zealand students. If you’re an international student, see our International Students page.


1. Select your course

Choose the right course from our programmes:

Whitireia Programmes

WelTec Programmes

Then decide what to study and check the entry requirements. 


2. Fill out the enrolment form

You can fill out the form in three ways: 

  1. Use our online enrolment forms for WelTec or Whitireia

  2. Enrol in person at one of our many campuses.

  3. Download an application form (WelTec or Whitireia), fill it out and send it to us.

If you’re enrolling with us for the first time you need to give us a verified copy of your passport or birth certificate to prove NZ citizenship or Permanent Residency status. We might ask you for verified copies of your qualifications to meet our entry requirements.

Verified copies are photocopies that have been sighted and signed by:

  • A Justice of the Peace, Minister, lawyer or equivalent; or

  • A designated Whitireia or WelTec staff member. Bring your original version to one of our campuses and we’ll verify it for you.

Don’t send original documents because we’re not responsible for the loss of or damage to them.


3. Make sure you meet our entry requirements

When you apply, you have to meet the entry requirements for your chosen programme. For example, to succeed in your programme you have to be able to use and understand written and spoken English.

For some programmes, you might have to complete an additional information form or attend an interview or audition. If so, we’ll get in touch with you after we’ve received your application to arrange a time and date.


4. Accept your offer of a place

If your application is approved, we’ll send you an offer of a place with the details of your enrolment and how much your programme of study will cost. If you accept the offer, we’ll complete your enrolment and secure your place at Whitireia & WelTec. 

If your application is rejected, we’ll let you know and tell you why.

Please note: Our Trimesters start in March, July and November, if we have not been in touch with you by trimester start date please get in touch to check on the status of your enrolment.


5. Pay your fees

Now that you’re enrolled, we’ll send you an invoice for your programme fees. These fees must be paid in full, or an arrangement must be made before the start of your study.


How to pay your fees

If you’re applying for a student loan, please make sure that you’ve filled out all the necessary forms and have been accepted for the loan.

For more information on student loans, go to


Application Dates

Some programmes have an application due date as an entry requirement. This means late applications will not be considered. Late applications will only be approved on a case by case basis by the Head of School – so get them in on time.

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, don’t worry. Most of our programmes have special admission options and we can meet with you to discuss your options. If you’re over 20 years old, and a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you can apply for Special Admission for Over 20s.  

You might be eligible if you:

  • Are aged 20 yrs or over on the first day of the course

  • Are a New Zealand citizen/permanent resident or an Australian citizen/permanent resident studying in NZ

  • Do not otherwise qualify for admission

  • Meet our language requirements (if your first language is not English or Māori).