- What grades do I need to achieve in my pre-chiropractic year?
You are required to gain a PASS grade in all of your courses, so whatever your institution deems a pass grade is the requirement.
- What is the average age of the students?
The average age of a student at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic is 25, with ages ranging from 18 to 50.
- How many hours per day will I be required to be at the College?
The average class hours per day is 5 hours, 5 days per week depending on which year you are enrolled.
- Can I gain credit for any additional study I have done, over and above the prerequisite courses?
Yes. Please refer to the student handbook for information. You can apply for Recognised Prior Learning after you have been enrolled.
- Can I study my prerequisite courses at any university worldwide?
Yes. Any university with a basic science programme should have the course content required. However, you MUST apply to the College first and have your prerequisite courses pre-approved.
- Can you tell me about the application process?
Request an application form and submit to Admissions Office along with all of the required supporting documentation. The Admissions Team will contact once your application has been processed.
- Do you offer scholarships?
There are scholarships available for existing students. Refer to the student handbook for information.
- Can I get a student loan to cover my fees?
All New Zealand citizens are eligible for full Studylink loans to cover their tuition fees each year if they meet Studylink requirements. They may also be eligible for the student allowance while they are studying with us.
Australian citizens and permanent residints are eligible for Studylink loans/allowances after living in New Zealand for three years continuously.
- Do you help with finding student accommodation?
The College does not have on-campus student accommodation available but is very active in helping students to find accommodation. Most students tend to share a house together and many of these are within walking distance of the College. The New Zealand Chiropractic Students' Association also has a Facebook page - NZCSA Chiro Trade - where students advertise flats available.
- What do I need to do to be accepted as a student?
You must complete the admissions process which includes submission of an application form, supporting documents including an essay. The Admissions Team will also work with you to approve your prerequisite study and you must pass all prerequisite courses. The College will organise for you to complete a critical thinking assessment and interview.
The College manages a competitive enrolment process. Applicants must meet all of the minimum requirements to be considered for enrolment. The College accepts 70 students per year.
- Will I be able to practice internationally?
Yes. Our graduates practice throughout New Zealand, Australia, Canada and worldwide. Most jurisdictions require licensure and these regulations can vary from one country to another and from one jurisdiction to another and are subject to change. Chiropractic Boards are responsible for licensure and have requirements that include both prerequisite and chiropractic education. We recommend that you contact the Chiropractic Board for the jurisdiction in which you are interested in practising.
Click here for a list of states in the USA that approve our graduates eligibility to apply for registration. It also indicates states where the possibility is under review.