Application and Enrolment Information

This information may help you with your application or enrolment.


Domestic Student - Definition

To qualify as a domestic student and to be entitled to the Government tuition subsidy, you must be a citizen of New Zealand (including students from the Cook Islands, Tokelau or Niue if you have New Zealand citizenship), or a permanent resident of New Zealand, or a citizen or permanent resident of Australia residing in New Zealand.

Document Validation

What's a Certified Copy of a Document?

A certified copy is a photocopy of your original document, signed as being a true and accurate copy by one of the following:

  • Justice of the Peace (listed in the Yellow Pages)
  • Barrister or Solicitor
  • Member of Parliament
  • Registrar or Deputy Registrar of the Courts
  • A member of our team (Toi Ohomai staff can copy originals)

All of the following information must be included on the copy for it to be a certified copy of an original document:

  • the words “original sighted”
  • name, position and signature of person sighting the original document
  • date original was sighted
  • stamp or handwritten confirmation of the institution/organisation/name of the person certifying.

Any change to your legal name must be accompanied by certified documentation of either a birth certificate, marriage certificate, passport, deed poll certificate or certificate of citizenship.
Please note that your name, date of birth and residency as entered on your student enrolment form will be included in the National Student Index, and will be used in an Authorised Information Matching programme with Births, Deaths and Marriages. For further information please visit the National Student Index.

Entry and Admissions Criteria

Academic entry, admission and enrolment criteria can be found on our Regulations page

Iwi Details and Codes

If you identify yourself as a New Zealand Māori and are unsure of which iwi you belong to, have a look at this list:

Iwi details and codes grouped by region

Recognition of Prior Achievement

If you’ve studied previously, some recognition of credit might be possible. You can talk this through with us when you apply.


If you qualify for a student loan or allowance you'll apply for this assistance directly with StudyLink. It's a good idea to do this as soon as you've made the decision to study so there's enough time for them to process your application and get your payments set up.

Find out more in our Fees and Financial Help section


Enrolment Terms and Conditions

Toi Ohomai's Enrolment Terms and Conditions can be found on our Regulations page

Tertiary Jargon/Glossary

A list of terms you might come across during your application.

View the jargon buster

Contact information

Information Centre, Mokoia Campus

07 346 8984

0800 86 46 46

Monday–Friday, 8.30am–5.00pm

N Block, Mokoia Campus

Private Bag 3028, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand

Information Centre, Windermere

07 571 0190

0800 86 46 46

07 544 2386

Monday-Friday, 7.45am-5.00pm

B Block, Windermere Campus

Private Bag 12001, Tauranga 3143, New Zealand