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 teacher training, see the College of Education, Health and Human Development for details around the application process.

 

 Qualification Requirement Limit

Te Poari Akoranga | Academic Board

 
Certificate in University Preparation 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.  

Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts

 
Bachelor of Communication – Journalism Students who hope to enter the Journalism major will be required to submit a formal application and attend an interview at the end of their second semester (Year 1/S2). 25
Bachelor of Fine Arts –  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
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours  Special application required. Applications should be received by 1 December. Late applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.   
Bachelor of Music – Performance  Special application required by 20 September of the preceding year.   
Bachelor of Music – Musical Culture Special application required by 20 September of the preceding year.  
Bachelor of Music – New Music Special application required by 31 January of the preceding year.  
Bachelor of Music with Honours – Performance Special application including audition by 15 September.  
Graduate Diploma in Journalism Special application required by 31 October. Late applications will be considered subject to availability of places on the programme. 5
Master of Music – Performance Special application including audition by 15 September.  
Master of Social Work (Applied) Special application required by 30 September for Semester 1 start in the following year; special application required by 31 May for Semester 2 start in the same year. Late applications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.  

Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture | College of Business and Law

 
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration Special Application required.   
Master of Business Administration Special Application required.   

Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora | College of Education, Health and Human Development  

 
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)  Applications for teacher education programmes are open all year round and close on 1 December each year for domestic applicants (31 October each year for international applicants). While we process applications as they are received, many of our programmes have a limited capacity for places and applications may close earlier if this capacity has been reached.  
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) Applications for teacher education programmes are open all year round and close on 1 December each year for domestic applicants (31 October each year for international applicants). While we process applications as they are received, many of our programmes have a limited capacity for places and applications may close earlier if this capacity has been reached.  
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) Applications for teacher education programmes are open all year round and close on 1 December each year for domestic applicants (31 October each year for international applicants). While we process applications as they are received, many of our programmes have a limited capacity for places and applications may close earlier if this capacity has been reached.  
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning Applications for teacher education programmes are open all year round and close on 1 December each year for domestic applicants (31 October each year for international applicants). While we process applications as they are received, many of our programmes have a limited capacity for places and applications may close earlier if this capacity has been reached.  
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning Applications for teacher education programmes are open all year round and close on 1 December each year for domestic applicants (31 October each year for international applicants). While we process applications as they are received, many of our programmes have a limited capacity for places and applications may close earlier if this capacity has been reached.  
Master of Teaching and Learning Applications for teacher education programmes are open all year round and close on 1 December each year for domestic applicants (31 October each year for international applicants). While we process applications as they are received, many of our programmes have a limited capacity for places and applications may close earlier if this capacity has been reached.  
Certificate in Māori Language and Pedagogies: Aumiri Pounamu Application involves a selection process including an interview and te reo Māori language competency assessment  
Graduate Diploma in Māori Language and Pedagogies: Aumiri Pounamu Application involves a selection process including an interview and te reo Māori language competency assessment.  
Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology Special application required by 1 October. 10
Master of Counselling Special application required by 1 October. 12 ISQ: 2

Te Rāngai Pūkaha | College of Engineering  

 
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours - First Professional Year:  
 * Computer Engineering Apply to enrol no later than 1 December. 30
 * Chemical and Process Engineering Apply to enrol no later than 1 December. 75
 * Civil Engineering Apply to enrol no later than 1 December. 190
 * Electrical and Electronic Engineering Apply to enrol no later than 1 December. 90
 *   Forest Engineering Apply to enrol no later than 1 December. 20
 * Mechanical Engineering Apply to enrol no later than 1 December. 120
 *    Mechatronics Engineering Apply to enrol no later than 1 December. 50
 *  Natural Resources Engineering Apply to enrol no later than 1 December. 35
 *  Software Engineering Apply to enrol no later than 1 December. 30
Master of Engineering Apply to enrol no later than 10 January (for S1) or 15 June (for S2).  
Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering Apply to enrol no later than 1 June (for S1) or 1 December (for S2). 12

Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science

 
Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours - First Professional Year Special application required by 1 October. Late applications will be considered subject to availability of places on the programme. 40
Master of Antarctic Studies Apply to enrol no later than 9 April.  
Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience Apply to enrol no later than 12 January.  
Master of Geographic Information Science - Part I Special application required by 1 February. 10
Master of Science:  
 *  Applied Psychology (Parts I and II) Special application required by 30 November. Part II limited to those completing second year of professional programme. 15
 *  Medical Physics (Clinical) A student must have secured a registrar position with an Aotearoa New Zealand District Health Board before enrolling.  
Master of Speech and Language Pathology Special application required by 1 October. Late applications will be considered subject to availability of places on the programme. 30
Professional Master of Engineering Geology 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. Applications due no later than 12 January. 30
Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies Special application required by 9 April. 16
Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Special application required by 30 November. 24
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology Special application required by 20 September. 12
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Special application required by 30 November. 24
Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science Special application required by 1 February. 10
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
COMS 233   25
COMS 331   25
COMS 332   25
Communication Disorders
SPSC 490 Apply to enrol no later than 12 January.  20
Computer Engineering
ENCE 260   300
Counselling
COUN 675
COUN 676
Special application required by 1 October. 120 ISQ: 2
Data Science
DATA 430   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
FINA 450 BFA (Hons) eligible students will have to present a formal research proposal and will have either: completed a 311 studio course, a 300-level course in ARTH/CINE and have at least a B grade average; or completed a relevant degree and provided evidence of significant professional practice; or been admitted under the regulations for admission with equivalent standing as entitled to enrol for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts with Hons in the appropriate subject, with B average in their final year courses; and been approved for the degree by the Head of the School of Fine Arts and the Dean of Arts (Academic). 40
FINA 451
FINA 452
BFA (Hons) part-time eligible students will have to present a formal research proposal clearly articulating why they are seeking to study part-time and will have either: completed a 311 studio course, a 300-level course in ARTH/CINE and have at least a B grade average; or completed a relevant degree and provided evidence of significant professional practice; or been admitted under the regulations for admission with equivalent standing as entitled to enrol for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts with Hons in the appropriate subject, with B average in their final year courses; and been approved for the degree by the Head of the School of Fine Arts and the Dean of Arts (Academic). 10
Graphic Design
DESI 211
DESI 212
DESI 311
DESI 411
Special application required by 30 September. A student must pass DESI 211 and DESI 212, a 200 level ARTH course and a further course at any level from the Arts Schedule. A student must pass DESI 311 and have passed the necessary ARTH and ARTS courses at this stage in their degree. 24
12
12
 
Film
FILM 211
FILM 212
FILM 311
FILM 411
Special application required by 30 September. A student must pass FILM 211 and FILM 212, a 200 level ARTH or CINE course and a further course at any level from the Arts Schedule. A student must pass FILM 311 and have passed the necessary ARTH/CINE and ARTS courses at this stage in their degree. 24
12
12
 
Painting
PAIN 211
PAIN 212
PAIN 311
PAIN 411
Special application required by 30 September. A student must pass PAIN 211 and PAIN 212, a 200 level ARTH course and a further course at any level from the Arts Schedule. A student must pass PAIN 311 and have passed the necessary ARTH and ARTS courses at this stage in their degree. 24
12
12
 
 
Photography
PHOT 211
PHOT 212
PHOT 311
PHOT 411
Special application required by 30 September. A student must pass PHOT 211 and PHOT 212, a 200 level ARTH or CINE course and a further course at any level from the Arts Schedule. A student must pass PHOT 311 and have passed the necessary ARTH/CINE and ARTS courses at this stage in their degree. 24
12
12

Sculpture
SCUL 211
SCUL 212
SCUL 311
SCUL 411
Special application required by 30 September. A student must pass SCUL 211 and SCUL 212, a 200 level ARTH course and a further course at any level from the Arts Schedule. A student must pass SCUL 311 and have passed the necessary ARTH and ARTS courses at this stage in their degree 24
12
12

FINA 450
FINA 451
Applications for the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours starting in Semester One of the following year are due on 1 October of the preceding year. Late applications will be accepted for this qualification on a case-by-case basis. A student must have completed their third year of the BFA, including 30 points of 300-level ARTH or CINE courses with a B grade or better, and achieved a B grade or better in their 300-level studio subject course. 60
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
LAWS 204
LAWS 205  
LAWS 206 

Apply no later than the first Tuesday after End of Year Exam Results are released. Up to 10 of Māori descent per course (these students must apply on the appropriate form, available from the School of Law).

200 per course 
ISQ: 15 per course
LAWS 339 Summer School only. Preference will be given to final year students, followed by penultimate year students, then by date of application to enrol. Apply no later than the third Friday in October.  24 
LAWS 359 Semester One only. Preference will be given to final year students, followed by penultimate year students, then by date of application to enrol. Apply no later than the last Friday in January. 30
LAWS 382 Must contact School of Law Senior Academic Advisor by the date advertised within the School of Law to submit an expression of interest. A student must also apply to enrol by the deadline. For the summer semester, preference will be given to final year students, followed by penultimate year students, then by date of application to enrol. Apply no later than the third Friday in October for summer semester (if offered); the last Friday in January for Semester 1; the last Friday in June for Semester 2.  20 for summer semester 
Management
MGMT 228 Special application required by second Monday of Semester 2.  30
 Music 
MUSA 120
MUSA 121
Application via portfolio submission, and approval by the Head of School. Deadline for submission of portfolio by 31 January 2021.  
MUSA 141
MUSA 143
Application via audition, and approval by the Head of School. Deadline for audition applications by 20 September 2020.  
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 340   100
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
SOWK640   100
SOWK673   250
Soil Science
SOIL 203 Apply no later than 5 July. 72
Water Resource Management
WATR 203   40
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