Timeline for July 2021 Intake to Study in New Zealand

By Neha Kumari Updated On - Mar 02, 2021 04:30 PM

The universities of New Zealand are accepting applications for July 2021 intake. Check the detailed timeline for July 2021 intake in New Zealand here along with the top universities open to international students for the July 2021 intake. 

If you are planning to study in New Zealand, you must in the first place know that there are two intakes in New Zealand i.e February intake and July intake. While international students apply for admissions for both the terms, the July intake is their preferred choice and most admissions happen in this session.

New Zealand universities are constantly ranked high in the QS World Univesity Rankings, making it one of the most prudent study abroad destinations today. Its research-based teaching, globally-recognised qualifications, multi-cultural environment, flexible study-work regulations make the country all the more suitable for international students. 

Although there are no defined application deadlines to apply to New Zealand universities in the July intake, one must analyse the timeline and submit the application along with other requirements at least four-five months before classes are scheduled to commence. Check the entire article to know the detailed timeline for July 2021 Intake to Study in New Zealand. 

Timeline For July 2021 Intake In New Zealand

Applying at the universities of New Zealand is a time-consuming process. It takes almost 8 to 10 months to complete the application process. Applicants are advised to start preparing for July intake in August of the previous year. A detailed timeline is explained below: 

Timeline For July Intake In New Zealand

Timeline Activity

August 2020 to December 2020

Shortlist Universities and Courses. Confirm Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates and Admission Process

December 2020  to February 2021

Appear for Exams like GREGMATIELTSTOEFL or PTE Academic

February 2021 to March 2021

Apply at Universities and upload the required documents.

March 2021 to April 2021

Accept the Offer to confirm admission at the university.

April 2021 to July 2021

Apply for Student Visa and Education Loans or Financial Aid.

June 2021 to July 2021

Book tickets, prepare documents and plan your travel. 

Check detailed timeline for July intake in New Zeland for 2021 session here: 

August 2020 to December 2020: Shortlist Universities

Following guidelines will help you choose the right colleges for higher education abroad and within time: 

  • It is advisable to start planning for study abroad at least 8 to 10 months before the commencement of the session. 

  • If you are planning to take admission in July 2021 Intake of New Zealand you must shortlist the universities and courses by December 2020. 

  • You must confirm detailed eligibility criteria, admission process, fee structure, important dates and other necessary information of specific university.

  • To check the list of abroad institutes and courses offered you can visit the College Dekho's Study Abroad website and use the search options. 

December 2020  to February 2021: Appear for Exams

Universities accept entrance exam scorecards to enrol students for admission in under various degree programmes. Both academic and English Language test scores are required to apply for admission at universities. Various tests include GRE, GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL or PTE. So, once the university is shortlisted candidates must start preparing for the test as early as possible. 

  • Prepare and appear for the test at designated test centres by February 2021 so that there is enough time to collect the scorecard for uploading at a specific institute.

  • Ensure to prepare well for the tests so as to score maximum marks in both academic and English language test. 

  • The eligibility criteria for entrance test may vary for different institutes. So, one must cross-check the eligibility criteria for admission and appear for test accordingly. 

  • Also, draft a Statement of Purpose(SOP) and collect Letter of Recommendations and other documents like transcripts to be submitted with the application within this time period. 

February 2021 to March 2021- Apply at Universities

Once you have appeared in tests, start applying at universities. It is highly recommended to apply as early as possible to receive an early response from the university. The guidelines to apply for admissions is as follows:

  • Ensure to confirm deadline dates of respective universities and submit the application before the defined dates.

  • Applications are accepted online. Visit the official website of the university and access the online application form for a specific course.

  • Keep all the required documents ready to be uploaded with the application form. It includes a transcript, letter of recommendation, CV, Statement of Purpose, etc.

Also Read: Top 5 Countries with Easy Immigration for International Students

March 2021 to April 2021: Accept the Offer

The university will send an Offer Letter on the registered email ID on the acceptance of admission. The admission is confirmed only when the offer letter and terms and conditions mentioned in the offer letter is accepted. Once you have applied at the university follow the points mentioned below for updates on admission process:

  • Ensure to keep checking the official portal of the university. You can log in to the account and track the status of the application.

  • Keep checking the registered Email Id for latest updates on admission. All communication related to admission is done through the registered Email ID.

  • Do not miss to accept the offer once it is received from the university. Read carefully all the terms and conditions before accepting the offer letter for admission.

  • Some universities may ask you to make an initial tuition fee payment to confirm admission. In such a case, make payment and receive the payment receipt.

  • If there are any pending documents, ensure to submit it to the university before the deadline date. 

April 2021 to July 2021: Apply for Student Visa and Education Loans

Once the final admission is confirmed at one of the universities of New Zealand you must apply for a student visa to travel and education loans (if required).

  • Check details on the official New Zealand Student Visa web page and apply for a student visa.

  • Make payment for New Zealand student visa as defined by the authorities.

  • You must have a valid offer letter, valid passport, educational documents, financial documents ready while applying for a student visa.

  • Once you have the offer letter from the university you can also apply for education loans to meet the financial needs. Check details on documents Required for Education Loan to Study Abroad.

June 2021 to July 2021: Plan your Travel

As classes commence in July, you must book your tickets beforehand and plan your visit to the UK by June 2021. Following are the tips to help you plan your travel to New Zealand for higher education:

  • Before arrival in the country, book your residential stay whether it is on-campus or off-campus.

  • Book flight tickets as early as possible at a cheaper rate. So, so soon as the visa is approved and documents are ready, book the flight ticket.

  • Carry all the necessary documents at the airport like passport stamped with visa, offer letter, educational document etc.

Note: Follow the COVID 19 rules as defined by the New Zealand Government if you are planning your travel in the upcoming months and stay updated with the latest news and guidelines.

Also Read: Part-Time Jobs in New Zealand for International Students

Top Universities In New Zealand For You

There are a number of universities in New Zealand that offer hundreds of courses to international students. You can choose the universities and courses based on your location and course preference.  Here is the list of some of the best universities in New Zealand and courses offered by them.


Top Course Offered 

University of Auckland

Master of Management

M.S in Computer Science

M.E in Mechanical Engineering

B.S in Computer Science

B.S in Data Science

University of Otago


B.S majoring in Computer Science

B.S majoring in Mathematics

M.S in Information Science

Master of Finance

University of Canterbury

B.S in Computer Science

B.S in Mathematics

Master of Applied Data Science

M.E in Mechanical Engineering

M.E in Civil  Engineering

Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)


Bachelor of Business Studies

Master of Information Technology

Master of Applied Management

Graduate Diploma in Business

University of Waikato

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business Analysis BBA-Finance

Master of Cyber Security

Master of Management Studies

Master of Business and Management

Lincoln University

Master of Business (Global Management and Marketing)

Master of Business (Accounting and Finance)

Bachelor of Tourism Management

Master of Planning

For study abroad information, you can call us at 785-9990-990 or write to us at abroad@collegedekho.com. Also, you can visit CollegeDekho’s Study Abroad website and browse through the hundreds of programmes and universities available all around the globe.

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