Application checklists for domestic students , Ngā rārangi arowhai tono mā ngā tauira kei Aotearoa

Use our admission and course enrolment checklists for domestic students to make sure you are ready to apply. You can also find out what happens next.

The first step when applying to study with us as a domestic student is to apply for admission into a qualification. Once you've been admitted you can apply for enrolment in the courses that make up your qualification. Domestic students are New Zealand citizens or residents

View our overview of the application process

Prepare to apply for admission

1, Check your eligibility to study at Massey

2, Choose your qualification

Find a course or qualification

If your qualification has majors or endorsements (specialisations) you'll be able to choose one when you apply for admission. You'll be able to choose an additional major or endorsement, and minors, when you apply for courses.

For some qualifications you'll need to give us specific information when you apply, which is included on the qualification pages.

If you are a postgraduate research student, and your qualification offers a choice, you'll also need to decide how many credits of research you would like to do. You should also contact the appropriate department to discuss the possible research opportunities.

List of Massey departments

3, Identify documents you need to supply

4, Check the application due dates

5, View fees and funding options

You can view an estimate of your fees and find out about funding options.

Fees and funding

Scholarships and awards search

6, Apply for admission

Apply for admission

New students apply for admission on our website.

Returning students apply by logging in to the student portal.

After you apply for admission

Offer of Place and Massey student ID number

After you submit your admission application we will assess your eligibility to study your chosen qualification. If you are successful we will send you an email letting you know an Offer of Place message is in the student portal.

Once you receive your Offer of Place you can:

  • accept it
  • decline it
  • request to defer your start date or change your study location.

If you accept your offer, you will be able to add your courses if enrolments for the year are open. You will also receive an email with your Massey student ID number.

If you decline your offer you will be withdrawn from the qualification you applied for.

If you want to change to a different qualification you need to submit a new admission application.

Conditional Offer of Place

If your application is dependent on results from a university entrance qualification such as NCEA Level 3, you may get an Offer of Place which is conditional on you achieving university entrance. We may need to wait for your results to be available.

Processing times

Standard applications usually take 1 week to process. If we need more information we will contact you.

Some applications will take longer than the standard processing time. For example

  • applications for research and selected entry qualifications
  • discretionary entrance and
  • during peak processing times.

Prepare for course enrolment

Once you have accepted your Offer of Place, and enrolments are open, you can apply for the specific courses you want to study.

1, Choose your courses

Review your qualification structure. When you select your courses you need to make sure you meet all of the requirements for your qualification. You also need to work out which courses to study first and how many to study.

Find a course or qualification

Planning your courses guide

Contact our academic advice team

2, Find out about recognition of prior learning

You may be able to get credits from complete or incomplete tertiary qualifications and from informal learning from training, work experience and life experiences.

Recognition of prior learning

3, Check the due dates

Make sure you know the due dates for adding courses. You should also check the semester dates and examination periods.

Due dates for adding courses

Semester and exam period dates

4, Log in to the student portal

To apply for enrolment in courses, go to the Qualifications and courses tab when you log in to the student portal.

After you apply for courses

Offer of Enrolment

If your application to enrol in the specific courses for your qualification is approved you'll get an Offer of Enrolment message in the student portal which you will need to accept.

Your Offer of Enrolment will contain information about fees and there may be conditions, such as your offer being conditional on your NCEA results.

Confirmation of Enrolment

Once you accept your Offer of Enrolment, you'll get a Confirmation of Enrolment message in the student portal. It will contain:

  • confirmation of the qualification you are studying and any specialisations (majors, minors or endorsements)
  • confirmation of the courses you are approved to study
  • any courses that could not be approved or that you withdrew from (the reason will be shown)
  • due dates for withdrawing from courses without financial and academic penalties
  • fees information.

Changing your qualification or courses

You can change your qualification or courses on the Qualification and courses tab in the student portal.

You need to allow time for us to process your changes so you get access to your study material before you start.

Changing and withdrawing from study

Paying your fees

You can pay your fees as soon as you get your Confirmation of Enrolment. See the Fees and finance tab in the student portal for fee information.

Pay your fees before you begin your first course or by the date stated in your invoice.

Log in to the student portal

View fee payment options