Education delivery by mobile devices enables anywhere / anytime learning. Mobile learning has the potential to allow students to more closely integrate learning activities into their busy lives. At this early stage in its development, this is an opportune time to initiate a stream of research that examines the adoption of m-learning applications. This study determines the key factors influencing the behavioural intention for adoption of mobile learning. Several external variables are incorporated into the Technology Acceptance Model and tested in six New Zealand universities. Six of the seven variables – self-efficacy, perceived usefulness, subjective norm, attitude, perceived ease of use, and perceived financial resources were accepted. Prior use of e-learning was not accepted and reasons for this are explored in the study.