Limited entry & special applications

Some programmes and courses have restrictions on the students that can enrol.

Limited entry

Some programmes and courses have limited entry (there is a limit to the number of students who may enrol for the course). Enrolment numbers will not normally exceed the number indicated.

For programmes and courses with limited entry you must also Apply to Enrol by the relevant date (please see below).

An international student quota, where applicable, is indicated by ISQ.

Special applications

If your programme or course requires a special application (listed below) you must:

  • Make a special application by the relevant application date, as stated below
  • And Apply to Enrol

Check the conditions of entry using the admission requirements checker or contact the relevant College, School or department directly.

If you are planning to start a teacher training, see the College of Education, Health and Human Development for details around the application process.

Qualification Requirement Limit

BC Journalism

Students who hope to enter the Journalism major will be required to submit a formal application and to attend an internview at the end of their 2nd semester (Year1/S2). To progress to the 3rd year of the major (COMS331 and COMS332), students will be required to pass COMS233 Media Law 25

BCom(Hons)

Special application required.  
BE(Hons) First Professional Year  Limited places available. Apply no later than 1 December. Varies by subject
Computer Engineering Apply no later than 1 December. 30
Chemical and Process Engineering Apply no later than 1 December. 75
Civil Engineering Apply no later than 1 December. 190
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Apply no later than 1 December. 90
Forest Engineering Apply no later than 1 December. 20
Mechanical Engineering Apply no later than 1 December. 120
Mechatronics Engineering Apply no later than 1 December. 50
Natural Resources Engineering Apply no later than 1 December. 35
Software Engineering Apply no later than 1 December. 30
BFA Intermediate The Head of School of Fine Arts must receive application for admission to the Intermediate Year (first year) no later than 15 November. 78 
BFA(Hons) Special application required. Applications should be received by 1 November.  
BSLP(Hons) - First Professional Year Special application requried by 1 October. Late applications will be considered subject to availability of places on the programme. 40
BTchLn(EarlyChildhood) BTchLn(Primary) GradDipECTeach GradDipTchLn(Primary) GradDipTchLn(Secondary) MTchgLn Applications open from July. Applications for Programme Entry close when the programme is full or 4 weeks prior to programme start date so early application is strongly recommended. Applications for these programmes include police vetting, referees' reports and a personal statement.  
CertLS Apply no later than 1 week prior to the start of the programme.  
CUP Applications to the programme close three weeks prior to the official course start dates. Selection is based on previous academic record (NCEA or equivalent), or an internally administered test.    
MAud Special application required by 1 October. Late applications will be considered subject to availability of places on the programme. 12
MBA PGDipBA Special application required by 10 January.  
MBIS PGDipBIS Special application required.  
MBM MFM  PGDipBusPGCertBus Special application required.  

MCom

Special Application required  
MCouns Special application required by 1 October. 12 ISQ: 2
MDRR Apply no later than 12 January.  
ME Apply no later than 10 January, or 15 June (please scroll down to the bootom of the page for the appropriate forms).  
MEFE Apply no later than 1 June or 1 December (please scroll down to the bootom of the page for the appropriate forms). 12
MFA Special application required by 1 November.  
MGIS Part I Special application required by 1 February. 10
MPA Special application required.  
MSc - Applied Psychology (Parts I and II) Special application required by 30 November. Part II limited to those completing second year of professional programme. 15
MSc - Medical Physics (Clinical)  A student must have secured a registrar position with a New Zealand District Health Board before enrolling.  
MSLP Special application required by 1 October. Late applications will be considered subject to availability of places on the programme 30
MSW(App) Email to request an application pack. Applications due 18 December. Late applications may be accepted on a case by case basis..  
MusB Performance MusB New Music (Composition) Special application required by 17 October. Special application required by 7 November.  
MusB(Hons) Performance MMus Performance Special application including audition by 15 September. Special application including audition by 15 September.  
PGCertAntaStud Special application required by 1 August. 16
PGCertStratLdrship Special application required.  
PGDipChFamPsyc Special application required by 1 October. 12
PGDipClinPsyc Special application required by 30 September. 12
PGDipGIS Special application required by 1 February. 10
PGDipJ Special application required by 31 October. 25
PMEG Students with a B+ grade average and fulfilling all prerequisites for the programme of study will be enrolled first; students with a B- to B grade average and fulfilling all prerequisites will be enrolled in the remaining spaces on a merit basis 3 weeks prior to the programme start date. 
Entry to this programme is limited to 30 students per year and by special application prior to three weeks before the start of the semester. Contact the Department of Geological Sciences for an application form. Applications due no later than 12 January.
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CourseRequirementLimit
Biological Sciences
BIOL 305   28
BIOL 493 Enrolments will be taken until course is full. Selection will be based on previous academic record in appropriate 300-level Biological Science courses. 16
Biosecurity
BIOS 201   250
Child and Family Psychology
CFPY 501
CFPY 502
Special application required by 1 October. 12
Communication Disorders
CMDS 490 Apply no later than 12 January. 20
Communication
COMS 233   25
COMS 331   25
COMS 332   25
Computer Engineering
ENCE 260   300
Counselling
COUN 675
COUN 676
Special application required by 1 October. 120 ISQ: 2
Data Science
DATA430   40
Fine Arts
FINA 101
FINA 102
FINA 103
A separate application including 12 examples of work that supports each of the NCEA Practical Art (or equivalent) subjects must be submitted by 15 November.  Format must be colour, laser printed and stapled, A4 photographs. 78
Graphic Design
DESI 211
DESI 212
DESI 301
DESI 401
Special application required by 30 September. 25
Film
FILM 211
FILM 212
FILM 301
FILM 401
Special application required by 30 September. 24
 Music 
MUSA 120
MUSA 121
Application via portfolio submission, and approval by Head of School. Deadline for submission of portfolio by 7 November.  
MUSA 141
MUSA 143
Application via audition, and approval  by Head of School. Deadline for audition applications by 17 October.  
Painting
PAIN 211
PAIN 212
PAIN 301
PAIN 401
Special application required by 30 September. 30
Photography
PHOT 211
PHOT 212
PHOT 301
PHOT 401
Special application required by 30 September. 24
Sculpture
SCUL 211
SCUL 212
SCUL 301
SCUL 401
Special application required by 30 September. 30
French
 FREN 120   60
Law
A student transferring from another university and seeking admission to the limited entry LAWS courses must also send an original academic transcript to the Academic Manager, School of Law, by the deadline for application to enrol in those courses. All Law students intending to enrol in limited entry courses, including those awaiting the outcome of transfer of credit applications, must apply to enrol by the deadlines set out below.
LAWS 202
LAWS 203
Apply no later than 5 December. 200 per course
LAWS 204
LAWS 205
LAWS 206
Up to 10 of Maori descent per course (these students must apply on the appropriate form, available from the School of Law). ISQ: 15 per course
LAWS 359 Summer School only. PReference will be given to students in the final year of their degree, in order of application to enrol. Apply no later than 19 October. 24
LAWS 382 Must contact School of Law Academic Administrator by the date advertised within the School of Law to submit an expression of interest. Applicants must also apply to enrol by the deadline. For the summer semester, preference will be given to students in the final year of their degree, in order of application to enrol. Apply no later than 5 October for summer semester; 3 December for Semester 1; 31 May for Semester 2.  20 for summer semester
LAWS 387 Preference will be given to students in the final year of their LLB degree. Apply no later than 31 May.  24
Management
MGMT 228 Special application required by second Monday of Semester 2.  30
Psychology
PSYC 428 Apply no later than 1 February.  20
PSYC 452  Apply no later than 1 February.  15
PSYC 466 Apply no later than 1 February.  15
PSYC 404
PSYC 470
PSYC 475
PSYC 477
Apply no later than 1 February. 20
PSYC 433 Apply no later than 1 February.  22
Social Work
SOWK 201
SOWK 202
SOWK 203
SOWK 205
Special application required by 30 September. Selection will be based on academic record and an assessment arranged by the Programme Coordinator. 40 total
SOWK 301
SOWK 303
SOWK 304
SOWK 308
SOWK 390
Special application required by 30 September. Selection will be based on academic record and an assessment arranged by the Programme Coordinator. 40 total
SOWK 490
SOWK 491
SOWK 492
Special application required by 30 September. Selection will be based on academic record and an assessment arranged by the Programme Coordinator. 40 total
Soil Science
SOIL 203 Apply no later than 5 July. 72