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When you are 20 years or older

13 November 2023

Admission when you are 20 years or older.


If you are a domestic student over the age of 20 and do not have University Entrance through another means (NCEA or equivalent), you can normally be admitted to the University with 20+ admission. 

You are strongly encouraged to contact the Future Students before applying for 20+ admission to make sure it is the right choice for you.

  • You must be a citizen or hold a NZ Residence Class Visa of New Zealand or Australia, or be a citizen of the Cook Islands, Tokelau, or Niue.
  • You must also be 20 years of age or older by the official course start date.
How to apply for 20+

Apply to enrol in myUC. Upload a copy of any documents showing study you have completed.


TIP: 20+ admission provides you admission to the University but not necessarily automatic admission to your preferred qualification or course.  You are advised to check the admission criteria for your chosen qualification



For more information on 20+ admission

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