On-campus International Enrolment

How to complete your enrolment at UC as an international student on campus

NEWS: student visa applications now only on Immigration New Zealand website

Immigration New Zealand has recently changed the way students can apply for student visas. This means that from 15 December, students can no longer apply through UC (Provider Direct) for their visas and must instead apply on the Immigration New Zealand website.

Steps to completing your enrolment 

To complete your enrolment for study on campus as an international student, take the following steps:

Step 1. Apply to Enrol

Apply to Enrol in myUC and add your courses

Remember that you normally need to be studying full-time in each semester for your student visa. You can check which courses are required for your qualification on the Qualifications page. Course advice is available from Liaison for first year students and from Student Advisors for continuing students. 

If you're new to UC and are coming from a New Zealand high school, choose "Waiting on NCEA/UE results" as your Admission Reason. You will likely need evidence of attendance from your school for your student visa application. 

If you're new to UC and have an international qualification, you will need to have your admission assessedCheck what you need for your chosen qualification. 

If you're a continuing UC student, you can use your existing myUC account and Apply to Enrol. While you're in myUC, check your contact details are up-to-date so that any emails or texts from UC will reach you. 

Step 2. Pre-pay your tuition fees

Pay the tuition fees estimate shown on your Offer of Place - this can be found in your Document Library in myUC (top right-hand corner).  If you have not received an Offer of Place, please email enrolmentsupport@canterbury.ac.nz.

If the amount you pre-pay is different from your final fees total on your Enrolment Agreement, you will be charged or refunded the difference at a later date. If you are unable to complete your enrolment (for example if Immigration NZ declines your student visa application) your pre-paid tuition fees will be refunded by Student Finance

Information on how to pay your tuition fees is available on our Pay your fees page. 

Step 3. Apply for your student visa

Apply for your student visa on the Immigration New Zealand website

You can also find a number of helpful guides and checklists on the website:

You can apply for your student visa from the comfort of your own home, or book a device to use on campus at Te Pātaka (Puaka-James Hight), where UC staff will be available to answer any questions you have about the process. 

Step 4. Provide evidence of your visa application

Email student-visa@canterbury.ac.nz once you have completed your student visa application, including the following in your email:

  • evidence you have submitted your student visa application
  • your UC student ID number
  • your full name 
  • confirmation you wish to use Studentsafe insurance or evidence of alternative insurance arrangements

Step 5. Provide evidence of your new student visa & complete your enrolment

Once you have had your student visa application approved, email student-visa@canterbury.ac.nz again with the following:

  • your e-visa or other suitable evidence
  • your UC student ID number
  • your full name

If you are new to UC you will then need to book a time to complete your Enrolment in Person on campus at Te Pātaka (Puaka-James Hight). Bring your current passport and approved visa with you to show the Enrolment team. You will also need your vaccine pass for entry to the building. You will have an Enrolment Agreement generated for you to accept, and you can pay any outstanding fees to complete your enrolment. 

If you are a continuing UC student and have shown your passport to the Enrolment team on campus before, we can generate an Enrolment Agreement for you without you needing to come on campus. We will assume you want to use Student Safe Insurance unless you advise us otherwise and provide proof you have paid for alternative insurance.  Accept the Enrolment Agreement and pay any outstanding fees, and then you have officially completed your enrolment! 

Additional steps for some qualifications

Depending on the qualification you are studying towards, there may be additional steps for you to complete as part of your Enrolment in Person:

If you are an International student studying towards one the following Education qualifications:

  • Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn)
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (GradDipTchLn)
  • Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (BTchLn)

Please contact the College of Education at teacheredselect@canterbury.ac.nz for more information about completing your Enrolment in Person.

  

If you are an international student studying towards one of the following Business qualifications:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business (PGCertBus)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PGDipBus)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems (PGDipBis)
  • Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS)
  • Master of Business (MBUS)
  • Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

Please contact the Business School at businesstaughtmasters@canterbury.ac.nz for more information about completing your Enrolment in Person. Your courses will be added by Business School staff when you attend your face-to-face Information Session at the School.

If you are an international student studying towards one of the following Business qualifications:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDIPBA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Please contact the Business School at mba@canterbury.ac.nz for more information about completing your Enrolment in Person. Your courses will be added by Business School staff when you attend your face-to-face Information Session at the School.

A welcome and orientation session for all international students studying at UC for the first time

For more information about enrolling on-campus as an international student

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