Offshore to on-campus enrolment for international students

For international students who have been studying offshore (online) with UC and are now intending to come to NZ for on-campus study.

Steps to completing your enrolment

Step 1. Apply to enrol in myUC

Applications are now open for 2023 courses! 

Once you have submitted your Application to Enrol in myUC you will have an Offer of Place generated for you to include in your student visa application. 

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 submitted your Application to Enrol for 2023 but have not received an Offer of Place, please email admission@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 can be refunded by Student Finance or pay for continued online (offshore) study. 

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. More information is available on the UC Student Visa page

Step 4. Choose your courses

Choose your courses and add them to your application in myUC. You will normally need to be full-time for your student visa. 

Check that the courses you are planning to take satisfy the requirements of your intended qualification(s). You should also consider your study pathway (for example meeting the pre-requisites for future courses). For advice on how to plan your study pathway, contact your Student Advisor.  If you are working towards a double degree or conjoint degree you should check your courses with both Student Advisors. The Regulations for each qualification can be found on the relevant Qualification page

If you have not met the prerequisites or co-requisites for courses you are wanting to add, contact the Course Coordinator or relevant Student Advisor. You may also need to apply for an exemption from a prerequisite.

Business Taught Masters (BTM) students will have their courses added by UC Business School staff.

Step 5. Let us know you're coming

Once your visa application has been approved, book your flights and email student-visa@canterbury.ac.nz to let us know you're coming. Include the following in your email:

  • your UC student ID number
  • your full name 
  • your intended arrival date in New Zealand
  • your flight details
  • a copy of your visa

Step 6. Complete your enrolment once you're on campus

Once you arrive in Christchurch, New Zealand, you will need to visit the Enrolments team on campus to complete your enrolment. 

BOOK A TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR ENROLMENT

Register for a time that suits you to complete your enrolment using the above link. When you attend your 20 minute session you will need to show your passport and visa and be prepared to pay any outstanding fees (including for StudentSafe Insurance).  You will also need to update your contact details, including your Christchurch address and mobile number and the details of an emergency contact. 

For more information about offshore to on-campus enrolment

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