University Information

Liaison Officers from all eight New Zealand universities start visiting the College from February onwards to introduce students to their campus and courses. Some polytechnics and other private providers may also visit. University Information Evenings and Open Days are other sources of information. These visits are well advertised and students are encouraged to attend as many of the presentations as they can.

By mid-year students will have begun to firm up decisions on their University course and around that time University Prospectuses are available. They generally come to the College, but in some cases, the University forwards them directly to students.  These Prospectuses give invaluable information about degree structures, subject detail, Halls of Residence and other key information. From Term 3  the Liaison Officers from all the Universities return for Course Planning. Students should ensure they attend the Course Planning sessions at the College for their chosen University.  

Details of visit times can be found on the College Calendar.
Final enrolment for university is on-line at each university’s website (see below for more information)

Student Loan and/or Allowances will need to be applied for

This process should be started well before the end of the year.  







Don’t forget if you are not sure what you are going to study or what your Major (what you are going to specialize in) should be, or even which University will be best for you go to No Major Drama which is a very helpful tool for planning your degree.


Students intending to continue their study at any tertiary establishment (university, polytechnic or private provider) should ensure that they are aware of closing dates for their particular course.  


AUT is a diverse university with three campuses in Auckland and a range of international research programmes. AUT has consistently been a leader in undergraduate and postgraduate enrollment growth and as a result, it is now the second-largest university in New Zealand.

For more information, about what you can study at AUT go to their Undergraduate Study at AUT. International students will find more information here.

Lincoln is New Zealand’s specialist land-based University. Only 20 minutes from Christchurch, it believes in practical applied learning, therefore a large number of courses have field trips. As Lincoln is a smaller University than it’s counterparts, it embraces smaller class sizes

For more than 140 years, Lincoln has focused on improving New Zealand’s land-based knowledge, wealth and productivity.

Look over their various Degrees then check out the entry requirements.

Information for international students.

Scholarships available for Lincoln University


Massey University is distinctive among New Zealand universities because of its ability to deliver research-led teaching and research training on three campuses in the cities of Auckland, Palmerston North, and Wellington.

Massey is an exciting and progressive university. Who offer internationally recognised research-led qualifications that are hugely relevant in today’s world.

Entry Requirements for Domestic students and Entry Requirements for International students.

Check out the “What can I expect?” videos and links

Massey University also has a range of Scholarships.

Please ensure you check our all of their Application & Due Dates for the year and they encourage you to pre-enrol for your study before you attend their course planning presentations at Paraparaumu College.


The University of Auckland has the most comprehensive range of courses in the country and there are unique opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and conjoint degrees. This university has consistently been included in the top 200 worldwide.

As well as being one of the leading universities in New Zealand, Auckland’s is the country’s largest. It has a strong focus on quality with selective entry to all programmes.

Entry requirements for international students.


The University of Canterbury prides itself on being an institution that is passionate about education. Applying to enrol at the University of Canterbury has just become even easier! New UC students are able to Apply to Enrol online using the new student portal, myUC.

International students can find more information here.

Click here to find out about study options and what makes UC unique

For those who are planning to enrol at this University, please follow the 7 Easy steps into UC

For more information about Scholarships at UC, they have a vast range and it is worthwhile having a good look through them

As New Zealand’s oldest University, Otago has an established reputation and has had many of its students become very well known in their field of expertise, ranging from All Blacks to Physicists, Mountain Climbers to Prime Ministers. They have 5 main centres throughout New Zealand. The choice is yours!

Before you can apply to Otago, you first need to create your own eVision account. This is your one-stop-shop for study-related information.

The University of Otago has a helpful entry pathways system which also has information for international students. There is a quick reference NCEA Entry Score Calculator but take a good look at the site.

Take a look at their Course Enrolment page which gives you step by step instructions.

Otago University Scholarships


Waikato promotes the quality of their academic staff and state they are firmly established as a top research-led university.

‘They are proud to be in the top 1.1% in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings — jumping 100 places in just four years, a reflection of our ability to challenge, inspire and prepare our students to lead change’.

It’s worth looking at the video on student lifestyle at Waikato. This will give you an overview of the campus, student life, accommodation and entry requirements.


As Victoria is a large, excellent University based in Wellington, they are the main providers for Wellington College. As with all the Universities, we have a close relationship with the team there and they, in turn, make every effort to ensure our students have a smooth transition to their future studies at Victoria.

Watch videos and read about Why you should study at Victoria University

Their website has many useful links, including a Study at Victoria guide where you can search for programmes and courses.

Pick a programme offers a diverse range of qualifications and study options for international students. Find out more as to how International students can apply to get a world-class education

Victoria University, like other universities, hold their open days annually and in 2020 their Open Day will be held on Friday 23rd August.

The School Leavers Scholarship details and how to apply are here