How to Apply

Here is how to enrol at Whitireia or WelTec

If you need help in deciding what you want to study or have any questions about enrolment, contact our Enrolment Advisors at

If you are an International student, please read the enrolment information in the link below:

 International Students.

Select your programme of study

Have a look at the programmes to decide what you want to study.

Study Programmes     

When you have chosen a programme check to see that you meet the entry requirements.

Get documents verified ready to apply

When you have applied online, you will get a notification that we have received your application and asked to supply any supporting documents, if not already provided. 

Supporting documents can be:

A verified copy of your identification, such as a verified copy of your passport or birth certificate to prove NZ citizenship or Permanent Residency status. 

Recognition of prior learning. If you have a qualification required for entry to a programme, we need a verified copy of your award and/or the academic transcript.

A verified copy is when an original document is seen, photocopied and the photocopy signed, by one of the following: 

  • Justice of the Peace 
  • Barrister, solicitor, notary public 
  • Court Registrar or Deputy Registrar 
  • Work and Income/StudyLink staff member 
  • Kaumātua or Kuia 
  • Church minister 
  • School Principal 
  • Member of Parliament 
  • Designated employee of the Land Transport Safety Authority, the Public Trust, or a Local Authority 

Alternatively, you can bring your original version to one of our campuses and a designated Whitireia or WelTec staff member can verify it for you. Do not send us original document

Apply to Enrol

When you have your verified copies of documents you are ready to apply, preferably online.

Enrol Here

If you cannot apply online, either:

Enrolling online takes less than five minutes, watch how easy it is here: 

Supply further information, or attend an interview or audition

If you apply for a programme where you need to provide additional information or attend an interview or audition, we will contact you after we have received your application. We will request the information we need or arrange a date for your interview or audition. 

Receive the outcome of your application

We aim to get back to you in 5-10 working days, but it will take longer if you need to attend an interview or to supply further documentation.

If your application is approved, we will send you an Enrolment Contract with the details of your enrolment and how much your programme of study will cost. If you accept and return the Enrolment Contract, we will complete your enrolment and secure your place in the programme. 

Trimesters start in February or March, July and November.

If your application is not approved, we will be in touch with you and will talk with you about your study options.

Pay the fees

After you have accepted the Enrolment Contract, we will send you an invoice for your programme fees. If you are applying for a student loan, make sure that you complete and submit all the necessary forms. For more information on student loans, go to

When you have paid your fees in full or you have arranged to pay the fees (eg. through a student loan application), you are entitled to begin your study programme.

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