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>>Te Wānanga O Aotearoa

Te Wānanga O AotearoaTe Wānanga O Aotearoa has quickly grown to be one of the largest tertiary education providers in New Zealand. Chances are there is a course here to interest you.

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Where is Te Wānanga O Aotearoa?

Te Wānanga O Aotearoa has numerous outposts located throughout New Zealand with a campus in the North Island at the following locations:

  • Whangarei
  • Auckland
  • Huntly
  • Hamilton
  • Te Awamutu
  • Te Kuiti
  • Rotorua
  • Taupo
  • Palmerston North
  • Wellington


How do I get into Te Wānanga O Aotearoa?

Entry requirements into Te Wānanga O Aotearoa vary, depending on the course you are applying for.

  • Admission requirements for any non-diploma programme that is at Level 4 or above include a minimum of 12 credits at NCEA Level 1, a C in New Zealand School Certificate, or equivalent qualification.
  • Admission requirements for any diploma include a minimum of 12 credits per subject at NCEA Level 2 across a minimum of two subjects, or 5 or better in two Sixth Form Certificate subjects, or equivalent qualification.

Depending on your previous qualifications, you may also need to gain approval from the head of school, or write a short passage of text to demonstrate that you can do so coherently. You will also need to meet English language requirements since all courses are taught in English.

Te Wānanga O Aotearoa student enrolment pack and student handbook provide further information on the material you need to supply in your application.



What can I study?

Te Wānanga O Aotearoa is made up of 12 schools of study:

  • Business
  • Education
  • English Language
  • Health
  • Information Technology
  • International Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Media Arts
  • Science and Primary Industries
  • Social Development
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Te Toi-a-Kiwa (School of Māori, Pasifika and Indigenous Studies)
  • Trades, Engineering and Construction

Te Wānanga O Aotearoa offers a number of certificates, diplomas and short courses, but only seven degrees:

Bachelor of Applied Social Science (BAppSocSci)
Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)
Bachelor of Information Technology (BInfoTech)
Bachelor of Media Arts (BMA)
Bachelor of Midwifery (BMid)
Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs)
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSpExSc)



The cost of studying at Te Wānanga O Aotearoa will depend on the course you choose to enrol in. Fees also increase from first through to third or fourth year papers and from undergraduate to graduate papers. Students are also charged other fees on top of their study fees.

Example of fees at Te Wānanga O Aotearoa
Indicative only
120 point (full-time) first year programme

  Domestic NZ$ International NZ$

Media Arts, Social Sciences






Information Technology



Midwifery, Nursing



Sport & Leisure





Te Wānanga O Aotearoa accommodation:
Given the number of campuses on offer to study at with Te Wānanga O Aotearoa accomodation varies across the country. Talk to Te Wānanga O Aotearoa about your accomodation requirements



Te Wānanga O Aotearoa Student Services
Te Wānanga O Aotearoa has strong student services support and can assist students in the following areas.

  • Academic Support
  • Access to Health Services
  • Career Guidance
  • Disability Support
  • Enrolment Administration and Support
  • Financial and Budgeting Advice
  • Guidance for Grievances
  • Harassment Complaints
  • Pastoral Care Support
  • Scholarship and Grant Advice
  • StudyLink Support and Work and Income Advice