Admission & Enrolment

The Faculty Admissions Committee will have regard to equity considerations in making its decisions, but in all cases those offered places will have demonstrated their academic preparedness for the Faculty's programme of study. The Faculty does not set aside places for specific groups of applicants.

University Entrance

Admission Under NCEA from Level 3

A selection process applies. Each applicant will be considered by the Te Piringa - Faculty of Law Admissions Committee on a case by case basis. For NCEA level 3, and other types of assessment, factors such as academic results, school and community involvement and other achievements will be taken into account. Relevant information, with supporting evidence, should be included with the applicant's written statement. All applicants will be required to have satisfied the numeracy and literacy requirements of university entrance.

Discretionary Entrance

Admission Under NCEA from Level 2

For further information please email [email protected]

Special Admission (20 years of age and over)

Applicants will be considered for Special Admission on a case by case basis, having regard to their level of schooling, other relevant study, interests and expertise, experience and skills, and other information as is available with respect to their academic preparedness including where appropriate the completion of Centre for Continuing Education bridging courses.

The Faculty will afford priority to:

  • Applicants with law-related experience.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed a programme of degree level study at a tertiary institution.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the Te Timatanga Hou programme.
  • Admission at entrance level or with credit from previous study.

Admission at Entrance Level or with Credit from Previous Study

Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis bearing in mind patterns of admission which have applied in previous years and the standing of the qualification in New Zealand (see note below).

Note: All applicants to Te Piringa - Faculty of Law must provide evidence of a satisfactory level of competence in the use of the English language.