How to apply - International Students

Application process

To study at Manukau Institute of Technology students need to apply to International Marketing and Recruitment or through a Manukau Institute of Technology registered Education Consultant.

1. Decide on your programme

Read through the programme information for the areas of study that interest you and select the programme that best suits your needs. Please contact us if you feel you need further information regarding the programmes and courses available.

2. Check that you meet the entry requirements

Each programme has its own entry criteria based on academic achievements, qualifications and/or work experience. When you apply for your chosen programme, you will need to provide proof that you meet the entry requirements, including specific English language requirements (minimum Academic IELTS of 6.0 with no score below 5.5, or equivalent).

For detailed entry requirements please refer to the relevant programme information page here on our website.

If you are unsure if you meet the entry requirements contact us for assistance. We will be happy to advise what qualifications are acceptable for your chosen programme of study.

3. Cross-credits and recognition of prior learning

Cross-credits and recognition of prior learning (RPL) are available to those who can prove competence through work experience, life experience, prior study or a combination of these. Further details are available on request.

4. Apply to study

Applicants must complete an Application Form. Programme of choice is to be clearly indicated.

You will need to include the following:

  • Your certfied academic transcripts from high school or other education providers (in English)
  • A copy of your passport or birth certificate
  • Proof of meeting language requirements
  • Your curriculum vitae.

For more details, international students can contact MIT International.

5. Accept Offer of Place

Successful applicants will receive an Offer of Place by email. This will include information on tuition fees, insurance fees, date of payment, methods of payment and a copy of the MIT refund policy.

To accept an Offer of Place you must provide the following documents to MIT International:

  • Completed invoice and acceptance form
  • Completed accommodation form
  • Evidence you have applied for your student visa.

6. Apply for student visa

When fees have been paid a receipt will be issued. This must be presented to Immigration New Zealand. For information on student visa applications contact Immigration New Zealand,

The Studying and living in NZ page also has more information about student visas.

7. Pay your fees

Payment of the full course fee will be required once you have been given approval in principal by Immigration New Zealand.