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Thinking about university? A guide for New Zealand students, parents and whānau

Universities New Zealand has created a website - - to support 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 ready | Getting in (Admission) | Getting sorted (scholarships, accommodation) | and an outline of the major subjects for Bachelor's degrees available at all 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 [5.8Mb]. While the website is kept updated, the PDF is accurate as at May 2021.


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