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Applications to Enrol

Any person who wishes to enrol at the University must submit an application to enrol by the relevant deadline. Applications submitted after the deadline may be accepted if space is available. Application forms are available from the Student Information Centre in the Gateway building, or online. Academic advice is available through the individual Faculties or School of Studies.

Standard Application Deadlines
  Wednesday 1 December 2010 for papers that commence during Summer School 1 (1 January 2011 to 27 February 2011)
  Friday 28 January 2011 for papers that commence during semester A (28 February 2011 to 10 July 2011)
  Friday 10 June 2011 for papers that commence during semester B and Summer School 2 (11 July 2011 to 31 December 2011)
Selected Programme Application Deadlines
The following programmes have application deadlines that differ from the standard deadlines:
  Wednesday 1 December 2010 for new students for the LLB or LLB conjoint programmes
  Wednesday 1 December 2010 for new students for Teacher Education programmes (BTchg, GradDipT)
  One month prior to the start date of the programme for Corporate and Executive Education programmes
  One month prior to the intended start date of the thesis for thesis enrolments


Acceptance Deposit

An acceptance deposit will be charged to students who were not enrolled at the University in the previous year. The deposit of $100.00, payable within two weeks of a firm offer, will be deducted from students’ fees at the time of completion of enrolment. Students who do not pay the deposit within the two week deadline will lose their firm offer of a place. In the event that the applicant does not enrol at the University the deposit will be non-refundable unless the non-enrolment is for medical or compassionate grounds. Refunds on medical or compassionate grounds will be decided on by the Head of Student and Academic Services.


Enrolment Dates

Enrolment is not complete until a signed enrolment agreement confirming the intended method of payment of fees option has been received by the University. Students must sign and return their enrolment agreement or accept online by
  Friday 17 December 2010 for papers commencing 1 January 2011 to 27 February 2011
  Friday 18 February 2011 for papers commencing 28 February 2011 to 10 July 2011
  Friday 1 July 2011 for papers commencing 11 July 2011 to 31 December 2011
  the Friday prior to the start date of a Corporate and Executive Education programme
  the Friday prior to the start date of a thesis enrolment
Enrolments received after these dates, if accepted, will be subject to a late enrolment charge (see the Table of Fees and Charges).


Programme Advice and Planning

The Student Recruitment Office assists students who are unfamiliar with the University or who require assistance to plan their progrmame of study. Prospective students can obtain information from the Student Information Centre by phone (0800 WAIKATO or (07) 838-4176), email (info@waikato.ac.nz), or in person by calling in to the Hamilton campus (the Student Union Building (SUB)), in Tauranga at Windermere, or the Auckland Office (Worldwide Business Centre, Queen Street).

The Student Recruitment Advisers represent the University at regional careers expos, secondary school career evenings, and other events throughout New Zealand and overseas. They provide comprehensive information, personal advice sessions and campus tours, which are available by appointment. An Open Day and several information days and evenings are held on campus throughout the year, and details are available on request. Students can explore a range of options - undergraduate study, postgraduate study, bridging courses and pathways programmes - including those that target women, mature students and Māori. Prospective students will also receive information on the range of academic and support services that are available.