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Thinking about university? A guide for Aotearoa New Zealand students and whānau is a Universities New Zealand website that supports students and their whānau when thinking about studying at one of New Zealand’s eight universities. 

It is a starting point to help you plan how to successfully move into university life, with sections on Getting readyGetting in (admission) and Getting sorted (scholarships, accommodation) and an outline of the major subjects for Bachelor's degrees available at the universities.

If you have any questions about the website, please contact us at


Information from the website is also available as a PDF download. While the website is kept updated, the PDF is accurate as of April 2023.


Disclaimer - Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, it is recommended you check university websites for the latest information.