Document requirements

Document verification

Only original or certified true copies of academic certificates and transcripts will be accepted as evidence for the purposes of admission. If English translations are necessary they should be certified translations.

Documents may be certified as true copies by

  • a justice of the peace, or
  • a notary public, or
  • a solicitor, or
  • a commissioner of oaths, or
  • an official of the institution that issued the document

We don’t accept documents that have been certified by doctors, pharmacists, dentists or your employer (unless they are authorised to certify true copies as above). 

Students who have changed their names since gaining their qualification must provide evidence (such as a deed poll or marriage certificate) that they are the people referred to in the documents submitted.

Failure to submit the documents requested will result in lengthy delays.

When uploading documents through myUC please be aware that the file size must be less than 10MB and the preferred file type is PDF. We do accept DOC, DOCX, JPG, and PNG, but will not download your documents from any cloud storage. When scanning your documents please ensure they are scanned in colour and are at a resolution of at least 300 dpi. If you are emailing your documents in, if at all possible please send all your documents in the one email.

You can send the documents to us:

By post: Admissions, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

By courier: Admissions, University of Canterbury Warehouse, 20 Kirkwood Ave, Ilam, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand, Phone: +64 3 369 4999


Additional documentations

Programmes requiring additional documentation


Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about document requirements


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