Application Deadlines for New Zealand Universities

The first step after one makes a decision to study at some desired destination is to know about the application process. The next step would be knowing about the application deadlines.

New Zealand student intake occurs twice a year in the month of February and July. It may happen that admissions may take place in the month of September too. Apart from that, other intake periods such as January, March, June and October are also available but for selective fields such as Business and Information Technology.

Most of the universities start accepting applications from the month of August. Mentioned are the institutions in New Zealand with the opening and closing period of applications to take admission in the universities and other educational institutions in the country.

Application Begins

UniversitySemester 1Semester 2
Massey UniversityAugust 2018May 2019
University of CanterburySeptember 2018August 2019
Lincoln UniversityOctober 2018September 2019
University of WaikatoOctober 2018March 2019
Auckland University of TechnologyOctober 2018May 2019
Unitec institute of technologyDecember 2018April 2019
Southern Institute of TechnologySeptember 2018April 2019
Otago PolytechnicNovember 2018March 2019
Manukau Institute of TechnologyRollingRolling
Nelson Marlborough Institute of technologyRollingRolling
Institute of the pacific united (Palmerston North)January 2019May 2019
Auckland Institute of Studies (Auckland)October 2018May 2019
Western Institute of Technology at TaranakiNovember 2018February 2019
NZMAOctober 2018February 2019
New Zealand Tertiary CollegeOctober 2018March 2019
Taratahi Agricultural Training CentreSeptember 2018May 2019
Newton College of Business and TechnologyOctober 2018January 2019

Application Ends

UniversitySemester 1Semester 2
Massey UniversityOctober 31, 2018April 30, 2019
Lincoln UniversityFebruary 12 (2018)May 1, 2019
University of CanterburyNovember 1, 2018July 9 (2018)
University of WaikatoDecember 1, 2018May 1, 2019
Auckland University of TechnologyDecember 7, 2018May 9, 2018
Unitec institute of technologyFebruary 25, 2019September 23, 2018
Southern Institute of TechnologyNovember 2018May 2019
Otago PolytechnicJanuary 2019May 2019
Manukau Institute of TechnologyRollingRolling
Nelson Marlborough Institute of technologyRollingRolling
Institute of the pacific united (Palmerston North)March 1, 2019July 1, 2019
Auckland Institute of Studies (Auckland)December 1, 2018July 4, 2019
Western Institute of Technology at TaranakiDecember 2018April 2019
NZMADecember 2018May 2019
New Zealand Tertiary CollegeNovember 2018April 2019
Taratahi Agricultural Training CentreNovember 2018July 2019
Newton College of Business and TechnologyNovember 2018March 2019

Note: Application process dates may vary according to the institutions feasibility each year.

University of Otago Deadlines

The university has different deadlines for UG and PG students for semester 1. Mentioned are the dates for the same.

Application Begins

UniversitySemester 1Semester 2
DegreeUndergraduatePost graduateUndergraduatePostgraduate
University of OtagoAugust 1, 2018October 31, 2018March 2019

Application Ends

UniversitySemester 1Semester 2
DegreeUndergraduatePost graduateUndergraduatePostgraduate
University of OtagoOctober 31, 2018December 2018April 30, 2019

Victoria University of Wellington Deadlines

The university follow trimester system unlike other institutions in the country. Mentioned are the dates accordingly.

Application Begins

UniversityTrimester 1Trimester 2Trimester 3
DatesJanuary 2019May 2019September 2019

Application Ends

UniversityTrimester 1Trimester 2Trimester 3
DatesMarch 1, 2019July 8, 2018November 1, 2019

What if I Miss the Deadline?

There are certain cases under which the students who have missed the deadlines can still get admitted to the institution. There are few conditions one must keep in mind before filling late applications.

  • Late admissions are only for certain degrees only. Confirm about the desired course before filling the application for the same.
  • Before applying to the universities students must keep in mind the time frame for visa processing.
  • In cases where students need no visa have chances to get admitted to the required program under late application. So, in lot of scenarios, the applications are available for such students and other students may not get the advantage.

Late applications do not guarantee a seat, applicants will still be scrutinized on the basis of their qualifications.

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