Yes. Please refer to the student handbook for information. You can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning after you have been enrolled.

Yes. Any university with a basic health science programme should have the course content required. However, you MUST apply to the College first and have your prerequisite courses pre-approved.

Request an application form and submit to Admissions Office along with all of the required supporting documentation. The Admissions Team will contact you once your application has been processed.

You must complete the admissions process which includes submission of an application form and supporting documents. The Admissions team will also work with you to approve your prerequisite study and you must pass all prerequisite courses in good academic standing. The College will organise for you to complete an essay, 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 75 students per year.

Fees and Finance

No. You must complete tertiary study as part of your prerequisite requirements. Therefore, you will not be eligible to claim fees-free for your first year of study at the College. To find out if you’re eligible for fees-free during your prerequisite study, visit

There are scholarships available for existing students. Refer to the student handbook for information.

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 residents are eligible for Studylink loans/allowances after living in New Zealand for three years continuously.

Studying at the College

The average age of a student at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic is 25, with ages ranging from 18 to 50.

The average class hours per day is 5 hours, 5 days per week depending on which year you are enrolled.

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.