Tertiary Applications

Newsletter issued 25 September 2020

 

Course Enrolments

General course applications close in early December. Some universities have opened course enrolments already – Victoria does not open until 01 October. Documentation may be requested – verified copies should be sent, not originals.

 

Scholarships

Scholarships will be offered from now on through direct contact with successful applicants.

 

Accommodation

Some places have already been offered by Victoria University who have decided to make some offers each day from now. Other universities will not make offers until after 01 October. Please be aware that a deposit of around $900 will be required to secure the place later in October, most of which is refundable if plans change. Ask students to diary the deadline so that they do not miss out.

A larger deposit of around $8000 is required by most hostels in January to meet the shortfall of student loan living costs. 

 

Student Loans

Students have had the opportunity to attend a workshop at school to begin the process of applying for a student loan. They were advised to have conversations at home about financing their year next year. 

Once an application is submitted, formal loan documents will be issued – these can be amended before signing and finalising. Please ask your daughter to send all requested documentation, especially a bank account confirmation which must be a stamped slip from the bank confirming their account number (copies of bank statements are NOT accepted.)

Note that students do not receive any funding until the second week of their study and they will possibly need to pay the Living Allowance to the hostel on a weekly basis.

 

First Year Fees Free

Applying for First Year Fees Free (should it continue post-election) will be done at school in Term 4.

 

 Further information is available on the Iona Careers website under the Resources tab     https://ionacollege.careerwise.school/ 

Students should contact Mrs Blake if they need assistance with, or information about, any of these processes: careers@iona.school.nz , through a zoom consultation, by phone or in person once school returns.

 

Newsletter issued 08 May 2020

 

Course Enrolments

General course applications close in early December. Restricted entry and performance-related courses close earlier and may require an interview, portfolio or audition. Most universities do not open enrolments until Term 3. They intend to visit school in Term 3 explaining their enrolment processes, CoVid situation allowing.

 

Scholarships

Students can begin investigating scholarships now. Guidelines and links to databases are available on the Iona Careers website https://ionacollege.careerwise.school There is also a page under the Resources tab providing guidance around writing a personal statement.

 

Accommodation

Hostel Applications do not open until August. More information will be provided in Term 3. However, please be aware that first round places will be offered in early October. A deposit of around $900 will be required by about Labour Weekend to secure a place, most of which is refundable if plans change. A larger deposit of around $8000 is required by most hostels in January to meet the shortfall of student loan living costs.

 

Student Loans

Students will have the opportunity to attend a workshop at school in Term 3 to apply for a student loan. 

 

First Year Fees Free

Applying for First Year Fees Free will be done at school in Term 4.

 

Students should contact Mrs Blake if they need assistance with, or information about, any of these processes: careers@iona.school.nz , through a zoom consultation, by phone or in person once school reopens.