Mental Health - How to Apply

How to Apply

1. We recommend you apply online from the Whitireia website.

2. Before you start your online application, you will need to have the following documentation available to upload when requested:

  • Completed ‘Supplementary Application Form’ - downloadable below
  • Referee reports - downloadable below (refer to step 3 below)
  • Letter of Support
  • Verified ID
  • Verified official transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae

3. Give the referee reports to two people who are willing to be your referees. Ask them to complete the forms and either return to yourself (so you can upload with your application), or scan and email to within 10 days. Please note applications will not be processed until both referee reports have been received.

4. Alternatively, completed applications can be printed off and either:

Mailed to:
Enrolments, Whitireia New Zealand
DX SX33459, Porirua 5022

Dropped into:
Enrolments, Whitireia New Zealand
3 Wi Neera Drive, Porirua



Click to download the following forms for your application:

2021 Supplementary Application Form

2021 Referee Form

Letter of Support


Application Process

  1. We will confirm receipt of your application by email.
  2. If your application is complete it will be forwarded to the School to review. If your application is incomplete you will be emailed and asked to provide the missing documentation.
  3. Important note: Occasionally, due to demand, all places in a programme may be allocated before the programme closing date. We recommend you apply early and ensure your application is complete.
  4. Applications are processed in order, by the date the School receives the completed application.
  5. Applicants who meet the academic entry requirements will be interviewed by members of the Selection Committee to determine their suitability.
  6. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements will be contacted and advised of other possible pathways i.e. completion of a foundation programme.

Student Loans and Allowances

For information on student loans and allowances visit the StudyLink website or contact them on 0800 88 99 00. Use the StudyLink website tools to ensure you are eligible for a student loan and/or allowance.

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