The Next Step to Your Future at UC

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Accept your offer and finalise your enrolment

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When all your entry conditions (such as gaining UE) have been met, you will receive your offer and Student Agreement via email. This provides an itemised statement of your chosen courses and payment options.

To accept your Agreement, you need to carefully read the document, and check your courses, fees and the student declaration. Then follow the instructions on myUC to accept your offer. (You may need to verify your identity before you can accept your offer - see what documents are required for this.)

If you are an International Studenttake a look at this guidance to help you finalise your enrolment

Paying your fees

The final step to becoming fully enrolled is to pay your fees. If you're intending to pay by fees-free or StudyLink, you will need to indicate this in myUC when you accept your Agreement. You need to apply separately and direct to StudyLink for any student loan or allowances.

Other tips

Te Pātaka is the place to go for advice

Head to our centrally-located student services hub on Levels 2 and 3 of Puaka James Hight (Central Library). The friendly Te Pātaka team can support and guide new ākonga | students like you with anything from IT help to course advice. 

Changing courses

BEFORE accepting your enrolment offer you can remove or change your chosen courses in myUC. If you want to change a course AFTER you have completed your Student Agreement, simply call 0800 VARSITY (0800 827 748). See more info on changing your enrolment

Accessing your timetable

Most course timetables are available approximately two weeks prior to the start of Semester. You cannot access your timetable until you are fully enrolled and have a student log-in. 

Once you have accepted your Student Agreement, you will be able to create your personalised timetable using My Timetable. In there you can fix any clashes and select your preferred lecture and tutorial times where there is more than one option offered. 
See more info about timetables

Student ID Card

You need to accept your Student Agreement BEFORE you can get a Canterbury Card. Cards are usually available from the UC Security Office but in the week before Orientation and in the first week of Semester, student ID Cards may be available in the Puaka-James Hight building (the Library).

See details of what proof of identity you need to supply to get a Card

Discretionary or Provisional Entrance

If you have not met the standard admission criteria for a course or qualification, you may be able to apply for discretionary entrance in some cases – find out more here

If you are only a few credits short of University Entrance you may be able to achieve some catch up credits before Semester starts to gain provisional entrance to UC. (Contact NZQA to find out what credits you need to get UE and then let us know what action you plan to take.)

Making connections

During the first few weeks of the semester, there will be lots of activities and events to help you make friends and new connections – so get involved and have fun! O Day, Clubs Day and various other welcome events are just some of the opportunities to connect with other students and the UC team. Below are some other UC networks you might want to connect with:

  • UC Māori offers support, advice and guidance for all ākonga Māori studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
  • UC's Pacific Development Team helps provide Pasifika students with a supportive community environment in which to study and grow
  • UniLife offers a mix of support and social activities for first-year undergraduate students who do not live in a Hall of Residence
  • Learn more about our International student support
  • Connect with LGBTQIA+ students and staff 
  • Get matched with a UC Mentor who is studying similar subjects or has similar interests to you
  • Find out about our support for adult students  

Did you know? 
Most 'hour long' lectures are actually only 50 minutes in length, so this gives you 10 minutes to get to your next lecture. So having a lecture at 9am and one at 10am is completely okay, as you will have time to get to class (as long as you know where you are going!)