Limitations Statute

Limitations on enrolments can be established under section 224(5) of the Education Act 1989 where the Council is satisfied that it is necessary to do so because of insufficiency of staff, accommodation or equipment, or section 224(12) where the Council has established places for foreign students in a programme whose continued availability is dependent on the fees payable by foreign students enrolled in it. The Council has delegated authority to approve limitations under section 224(5) to the Academic Board.

Schedule of Limitations on Enrolments for 2018

Limitations under Section 224(5) of the Education Act 1989

Ministry-funded enrolments will be limited in a manner that allows the University to meet the Government's expectations with respect to its approved Mix of Provision for the year in question.
Applications from Ministry-funded students who meet the University's published deadlines for applications to enrol, as well as the admission, entry, re-entry and programme approval criteria for the relevant qualifications and papers, will be accepted according to the priority groups listed below until the relevant Faculty/School of Studies achieves its Mix of Provision target at the relevant level.
If places are still available after the published deadlines for applications to enrol, Ministry-funded students who have not met those deadlines, but who meet the admission, entry, re-entry and programme approval criteria for the relevant qualifications and papers, will be accepted in order of application up until the relevant targets have been met.

Undergraduate (Bachelors, Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates and Diplomas)

All these groups will be considered in priority order and, within each priority group, on academic merit.

  1. Undergraduate returners (enrolled in undergraduate study in the previous year returning to continue an undergraduate qualification).
  2. School Leavers (in secondary school in 2017 or 2018) who qualify for University Entrance (UE) or who are eligible for Discretionary Entrance in terms of the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications.
  3. Students transferring into degree programmes having successfully undertaken recognised partner pathway programmes in 2018 (including Certificate of University Preparation (CUP) and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology guaranteed credit programmes).
  4. Students who have previously been enrolled at the University of Waikato, returning after a break of up to two years to continue an undergraduate qualification.
    Applicants who have qualified for admission to university but who have been away from secondary school for up to two years.
    Special Admission applicants (students over 20 without UE).
    Other students with UE or equivalent.

Taught Postgraduate (500 level - except 594 theses)

All these groups will be considered in priority order and, within each priority group, on academic merit.

  1. Taught postgraduate returners (enrolled in taught postgraduate study in the previous year returning to continue a postgraduate qualification).
  2. Students who have previously been enrolled at the University of Waikato, commencing taught postgraduate study or returning (after a gap in study) to continue a postgraduate qualification.
    Students new to the University of Waikato.

Research Postgraduate (Doctoral, MPhil, Masters 594 theses)

Because research postgraduate students can apply to enrol at any point in the year, applications will be considered at regular intervals according to the following groups:
All these groups will be considered in priority order and, within each priority group, on academic merit.

  1. Research postgraduate returners (enrolled in research postgraduate study in the previous year).
  2. University of Waikato Doctoral and Masters Scholarship recipients.
  3. Students who have previously been enrolled at the University of Waikato, commencing research postgraduate study or returning after a gap in study to continue research postgraduate study.
    Students new to the University of Waikato.
Notes:
  1. In order to be considered within any priority group, students must apply by the relevant deadlines, as set out in the Enrolment section and Change of Enrolment Regulations.
  2. Within each level (undergraduate, taught postgraduate, research postgraduate), applicants who have not met the relevant deadlines will be considered in the same order of priority as indicated above after all of the students who have applied within the deadlines for that level have been considered.

Limitations by Faculty/School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Psychology: PSYC581-18A (HAM) Psychological Assessment
25 students per semester selected by the Course Convenor on order of application to enrol, with priority given in up to eight places to students enrolled in the PGDipPsych(Clin).

Theatre Studies: THSTS212-18B (HAM) Stage Performance: Techniques for Actors and Performers
25 students selected by the Convenor of Theatre Studies on order of application to enrol.

Faculty of Law

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Laws conjoint programmes
Ministry-funded enrolments are limited to 230 students selected by the Faculty of Law Admissions Committee.

Law: LEGAL458-18B (HAM) Advocacy
30 students selected by the Dean of Law, with priority given to students on the basis of previous academic merit and/or involvement in competitions.

Limitations under Section 224(12) of the Education Act 1989

Enrolments from full-cost international students will be accepted on the basis that they pay full fees to fund their courses of study and, therefore, that they are not taking a place that would otherwise be available to a domestic student.

Waikato Pathways College

Entry to the following qualifications is limited to full-cost international students:
Certificate of Attainment in Academic English
Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies

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