Study for your Bachelor of Midwifery where you live

Our flexible study options mean you can attain this internationally-renowned qualification from one of our North Island satellite locations in Whanganui, Palmerston North or Greater Wellington.

Real-world practice is at the core of this three-year degree programme. From the start, you’ll apply theory to practice. You’ll work with a midwife in the community to provide antenatal and postnatal care to women and whānau, and you’ll graduate with essential knowledge and skills to register as a qualified midwife ready to embark on your health and maternity career.

Studying the Bachelor of Midwifery takes passion, determination and commitment, but we’ll give you all the support you need to succeed. And with the flexibility of blended delivery, it’s possible to do most of your study from your home-base so it fits around your family and lifestyle.

Just like Malita Fanning, who studied for her Bachelor of Midwifery degree through the School of Midwifery’s Wellington satellite – all while living at her home and raising her young family.



$2,000 North Island Midwifery Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all learners beginning the Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Midwifery in 2021 at one of our North Island satellites.

Take advantage of a $2,000 reduction in your course fees for one full-time, full-year programme: year one of the Bachelor of Midwifery studied from one of our North Island satellites. This is a new scholarship offered to learners studying in Whanganui, Palmerston North or Greater Wellington.

View the scholarship terms and conditions here.

Secure your spot now for 2021!


Study where you are

Fit your studies around your family and lifestyle with our flexible learning options. We teach our 3-year Bachelor of Midwifery by blended delivery at six NZ-wide satellite locations, and all our postgraduate programmes and professional courses are taught online – so you can study where you live. 

Find out how blended delivery works >

Malita Fanning enjoys helping women overcome challenges.

Malita Fanning
Bachelor of Midwifery

Essential information about the Bachelor of Midwifery

What is blended delivery?
A mix of online learning, practical experience and traditional classroom teaching at satellite locations throughout New Zealand.

Workload, time demands and extra costs

Midwifery is a very rewarding, but very demanding study programme. There is a lot to consider before you decide to apply. See what workload, time and extra costs you can expect when you study midwifery.

Application process

Before you apply, ensure you understand the application process and all the requirements you need to meet. THIS GUIDE IS FOR DOMESTIC STUDENT APPLICATIONS ONLY. For international students, please contact:


Scholarships and funding


North Island Midwifery Scholarship

Get a $2000 Year One fees subsidy if you're studying the Bachelor of Midwifery in Whanganui, Palmerston North or Greater Wellington.

We offer a scholarship for Māori applicants

The Irihapeti Ramsden Memorial Midwifery Scholarship offers fees subsidies to the successful applicant for the Bachelor of Midwifery programme.


Apply for a grant or subsidy

NZ College of Midwives and Health Workforce New Zealand has some grants or subsidies available for undergraduate, postgraduate and rural midwives. 

Our professional partners




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