Tertiary Institution Membership

UTSNZ is a membership organisation with providers of tertiary education courses in New Zealand. All recognised tertiary institutions including universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) and wananga’s – public and private are eligible to apply for membership.

A ‘recognised’ tertiary institution is one that is defined as a legal entity which is officially recognised by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

UTSNZ offers two categories of membership – Full Membership and Associate Membership.

Full membership reflects the current membership with all of its associated benefits and rights, and 

entitles the university or tertiary institution to full voting rights and access to all services provided by UTSNZ.

UTSNZ currently has eight full university members - These include:

  • AUT
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • University of Auckland 
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington

Associate Membership is available for all non-university tertiary institutions considering sport development on campus and working towards full membership of UTSNZ. 


Current membership levies are calculated based on a flat fee plus the number of student numbers (EFTs) as per Ministry of Education role returns. 

Become a Member/Membership Information

If your institution is interested in becoming a member please get in touch via the email link below to book a meeting with the UTSNZ Executive Director, receive a full organisation outline, including fee details, expectations and opportunities. 

We look forward to collaboratively growing opportunities for tertiary students to succeed.

For a full UTSNZ Membership Information Pack click here

For a Summary of Membership Services and Support click here

Register Interest           

Sporting Organisation Partnership

National Sporting Organisations (NSOs)

We are actively seeking to partner with National Sporting Organisations. This can be as simple as working with us for selection of students for international events through to running UTSNZ endorsed events.

NSO Register Interest