Location : New Zealand ,Auckland
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Whitireia is a government owned and funded tertiary institute known by its high student success rate and culturally diverse student body. Over 100 programmes of study are being offered covering postgraduate, degree, diploma and certificate levels, including English language courses. All of our programmes have been developed in conjunction with the industry, to offer excellent applied qualifications.
NCEA Level 3 awarded, with at least three approved subjects of 14 credits each at Level 3
Literacy: 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing (from NZQA specified list)
Numeracy: 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627 (all three required)
A minimum of 72 credits at Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects and a minimum of 30 credits with merit or excellence, including degree entry standards for numeracy and literacy.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Award of the full IB Diploma (24 points or higher), including English A1 at either Higher or Standard Level and any mathematics subject.
A minimum of 120 points on the UCAS Tariff at A or AS level; including grade D or better in at least three subjects (from the NCEA approved list); minimum grade E in AS English and minimum grade D in IGCSE mathematics or any mathematics passed at AS level
Evidence of successful completion of high school studies overseas or relevant recent tertiary study at Level 4 and/or relevant work experience (paid or unpaid); application considered on a case-by-case basis with entry granted at the discretion of the Faculty Dean
Minimum IELTS 6.0 (no lower than 5.5 in any band), or equivalent
Please note, some Whitireia degree level programmes require a higher level of English language competence.
Some programmes may have different entry criteria, or specific requirements, depending upon the nature of the programme. Please check the details with the programme you wish to enrol in.
There are a range of accommodation options available to you when you study with us.
We strongly recommend homestay accommodation when you first arrive. Homestay providers are carefully selected by us. A homestay experience is a great way to learn about New Zealand and our culture. You will be provided with a bedroom and you will share evening meals with your host family.
Other accommodation options available include rented accommodation either on your own or sharing with others and student hostel accommodation. A small amount of on-campus accommodation is available for international students who study at our Porirua campus.
Through our strategic partnership with WelTec, students who study with us in Wellington and Porirua also have access to 222Willis, a safe and secure modern apartment style of student accommodation.
Homestays are a great way to learn about New Zealand culture and improve your English. Your family will provide you with a single bedroom, meals and clean bed linen and towels. Living with a new family for the first time can be challenging for students and host families.
Flatting is a popular way that students in New Zealand live, where students share an apartment or house (‘flat’) and household expenses. Flatting is usually cheaper than living in student accommodation or hostels, although flatting has other challenges.
New Zealand has many independently run hostels and other student accommodation. Hostels provide your own bedroom but generally you have to share a bathroom.
Currently there are no scholarships available.