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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find out how to apply to study and how to check the status of your application. How to submit your application, what you need to provide and so much more.

How do I Apply?

The quickest and easiest way is to apply online. If you need help at any time you can call us on 0800 2 Wintec (0800 294 6832) or email us at info@wintec.ac.nz.

If you're calling from outside New Zealand, you can phone us on +6478386399.

How do I know I’m eligible for the programme I want to study?

The entry requirements for each programme vary – check the programme details online before you apply. If you don’t meet the requirements exactly – don’t worry you may still be eligible or you may be able to enrol in foundation programme. We’re happy to advise you call us on 0800 2 Wintec (0800 294 6832), email us at info@wintec.ac.nz

If you're calling from overseas, you can phone us on +6478386399.

What does open entry mean?

Open entry means anyone over the age of 16 years regardless of school achievements/results (e.g. NCEA or School Certificate) is eligible to apply, if they can demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

I got a criminal conviction when I was younger; will this stop me from studying?

Not necessarily, let us know the details when you apply and we'll be able to advise you. 

What is the closing date for me to apply?

We recommend you apply as soon as possible as our most popular programmes can fill up quickly. It’s best to apply early as most programme close once all the places have been filled.  

How do I get my documents verified?

Check the information online about providing additional documents.

How can I check the status of my application?

Once you’ve submitted your application you can check how it’s progressing by logging into the Student@Wintec portal. To login you just need your Student ID and password we will have sent you when you first applied. If you can’t remember your details you can request these again here.

How can I provide additional documents?

You can upload your additional documents when you apply online or you can email these to us at mysupportingdocs@wintec.ac.nz (include your name or student ID in the subject line). You can also post them to us at Freepost 566, Student Enrolment – Supporting Documents, WINTEC, Private Bag 3036, Hamilton 3240 or you can call into the Student Enrolment and Information Centre at one of our campuses in Hamilton. You can find our campus maps here.

What happens once I’ve submitted my application?

We’ll assess your application against the entry requirements for the programme you’ve selected.  We may need some additional information from you, if we do we’ll contact you with the details. 

There are some programmes that require additional information and sometimes additional forms to be completed. You need to send these items or complete the additional forms to us as quickly as possible. You can email additional documents to us at mysupportingdocs@wintec.ac.nz (include your name or student ID in the subject line).

Can I get Transfer of Credit for my previous study?

If your programme includes a module similar to one you’ve taken before and is at the same or a higher level, you may be able to have these credits recognised. This can reduce the number of credits you need to obtain to complete your programme.

You will need to fill in and return an Application for Transfer of Credit, we will also need a verified copy of your final and official results from your previous study and course descriptions/content of each of the modules you are looking at applying for Transfer of credit
You should apply for Transfer of Credit as soon as you can when you apply for you programme of study.

How do I go about re-enrolling?

If you are ready to re-enrol, there are two ways you can do this. Either by completing an online application www.wintec.ac.nz/apply  or, alternatively, call into the Student Enrolment and Information Centre and we can print off a returning student form for you, all you need to do is to make sure all your personal details are up to date and we can make the relevant changes. Write in your chosen programme, sign, and date the back of the form. It's as easy as that!

When should I apply for a student loan at Study Link?

You need to apply at least 21 days before your course starts to ensure your payment is made in time, although it is better to apply earlier. You can apply for your Loan before you apply but you need to be fully enrolled before Study Link process any payments on your behalf. Applications can be submitted at www.studylink.govt.nz 

How do I know what my password and login details are?

Your password/login details are initially emailed to you when you apply.

I've fully enrolled but the modules I've enrolled haven't shown in my Moodle. Why is that?

You will need to talk to your tutor to ensure your name/module has been added to the Moodle resource account.

Can I change my address (email, phone number etc.) with you?

Sure you can.  You can also update any personal details online when you log on to your Student@Wintec account so you don't need to come to us each time to update it.

I got a phone call / email / text from Wintec saying I missed a class.  But as far as I’m aware, I attended all my classes.  What should I do now?

Please check with your tutor to clarify, as he/she is the person who records your attendance.

How do I find my timetable?

All students will be provided with Timetable information during Induction Day as this is when all class information is finalised. You can also use the timetable application and select your modules to create a personalised timetable.

If you have any difficulties loading your timetable then pop into the hub and have a chat with the Student Help Desk.