Before you apply

Double check which pathway is right for you. Check that:

  • you meet the entry requirements for the PGDip or Masters
  • your whanau and employer will support you to actively study for 40 weeks of the year
  • you can start in April 2018

Step 1

Choose the university to apply with. You can apply through any one of the six partner universities where you will have the same experience. You will graduate from the university you enrol in.

If you have any questions speak to one of the advisers who can guide you through your application:

University Advisors Email
University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau Ngaroimata Reid
Auckland University of Technology – Te Wānanga Aronui o Tamaki Makau Rau Agnes Naera
Massey University – Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Jason Mika
University of Otago – Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo Speak to the team
Victoria University of Wellington – Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui Speak to the team
The University of Waikato – Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Tania Burkhart

Step 3

Upload supporting documentation:

  • A CV with evidence of degree or prior learning (if applicable) and a summary of work and management experience.

Work or management experience might include such activities as:

  • holding a position of responsibility for the delivery of a product or a service
  • managing staff
  • managing a project
  • involvement in a project or position over a period of time (more than two years)
  • having a position that requires some planning and financial responsibility
  • running a small business
  • running a not-for-profit organisation (e.g. marae, trust)


  • A Personal statement. Please write about 500 words explaining your decision to pursue study at postgraduate level.

Your statement should cover the following:

  • Why you want to undertake this programme of study
  • How this study will benefit others
  • What qualities you can bring to the programme

Step 4

Nominate two referees who can comment on your suitability for the programme.

  • One must be from someone in the workplace who can attest to your ability to undertake study
  • the other can be from a community or organisation leader, kaumātua or kuia, a business professional or an academic.

Step 5

Submit either the original documents or copies which have been certified by a Justice of the Peace, solicitor, court official, notary public or nominated university staff member.

  • ID Photo
  • Proof of citizenship or permanent residency
  • An official degree certificate or academic transcript

Step 6

Once we have received your application and evaluated all the supporting documents, a decision will be be made regarding whether to interview you or make an offer of admission. You will be notified of our decision.