Tertiary Applications

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.



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.



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.