The Enrolment Process For Domestic Students

How to complete your enrolment at UC as a domestic student

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Before you start

  • If you are new to UC, have your National Student Number (NSN) handy (if you have it) plus a scan of your passport or birth certificate to upload as part of your Application to Enrol. 
  • If you are staying at one of the Halls of Residence, use the addresses listed here.
  • If you are planning on applying for a student loan with Studylink, we recommend applying early (ideally by early December). If you want to use Fees Free, check you are eligible on the Fees Free website. 
  • Choose your courses. You can check with courses are required for your qualification on the Qualifications page.
  • Check the closing date for Special Applications and Limited Entry qualifications and courses if you are planning on applying for any on the list. 

Step 1. Apply to Enrol

Create an account in myUC or log in if you already have a myUC account. If you’ve forgotten your login details or you’re having problems logging in, call 0800 827 748 or email enrol@canterbury.ac.nz

Submit an Application to Enrol online in myUC. You will need to upload a scan of the photo page of your passport or birth certificate as part of the process if you are new to UC.  You will need to select the courses you are wanting to study but can make changes to your selection later if you change your mind. Make sure you select the correct occurrence site code - 'C' for on campus in Christchurch and 'D' for Distance. 

Step 2. Make additional applications and provide documentation (if required)

Special Applications and Limited Entry

If you are applying to enrol for a qualification or course that requires a Special Application or has Limited Entry you may need to fill out an additional Application form, provide extra documentation and/or apply by a closing date that is different from the standard enrolment dates.  

Transfer of Credit 

If you have studied at another NZ tertiary institution or overseas institution, you may apply for a transfer of credit to have your credits transferred to your UC qualification. 

Exemption from Pre- and/or Co-requisites 

If you believe you may be eligible for exemption from a pre-requisite or co-requisite for a course, you will have to make a special application for exemption.

Identity and Citizenship Verification

You may receive a request to present your passport or birth certificate in person to STudent Services, or post a certified copy. 

Excess Workload

If you are wanting to enrol in more than 75 points in one semester (or 30 points in summer school) you will need permission from the College. 

Enrol in a Course For a Third Time

If you are wanting to enrol in a course for a third time you will need permission from the College. 

Step 3. Receive a Conditional Offer of Place

If you are waiting on NCEA results or other grades, you will receive a Conditional Offer of Place. This will outline the conditions in which your Offer of Place to study at UC can be approved. You will need to wait until your results are available before UC can assess your entry to particular programmes and courses.

Step 4. Accept your Enrolment Agreement

Once UC has assessed your eligibility for admission to the University, your results from high school and any other study you have completed, checked your identity in the NSI, and checked your admission to the courses and qualification(s) you have chosen, you will receive an Enrolment Agreement. You can accept this in myUC. 

Step 5. Arrange for payment of fees 

You will need to arrange for payment of your tuition and non-tuition fees. 
For more information go to Fees and Funding

Step 6. Next steps

Once you have completed your enrolment by accepting your Enrolment Agreement and arranging payment of fees, you can find out more about the many services, resources and supports available to you as a student at UC.  This includes information on how to access your student emails, timetable, and course content on the student portal called Learn.  You may also want to attend O Day (Orientation Day).