Pay your fees

Pay the fees total (including tuition fees, the Student Services Levy (SSL) and non-tuition fees) on your Enrolment Agreement to complete your enrolment. Your payment options are outlined below. 

Payment Options

If eligible for Fees Free you will be automatically enrolled when you accept your Enrolment Agreement.

Confirm your eligibility at feesfree.govt.nz

If you are planning to pay your fees by New Zealand Government Student Loan, apply for your loan with StudyLink as soon as possible to allow time for your loan application to be processed before your courses start.

When you accept your Enrolment Agreement via myUC, you have the option to pay your full fees online by Visa or Mastercard using UC’s payment portal.

Western Union Business Solutions payment portal (WU GlobalPay) is UC’s preferred payment method for international students. It enables you to pay NZD student fees using your home currency or another international currency.

To pay your fees using WU GlobalPay:

  1. Open the Western Union Business Solutions payment portal and follow the instructions. Make sure you enter your full name and UC student ID.
  2. Western Union will email you a Funds Transfer Confirmation. The exchange rate on the confirmation remains fixed for 72 hours.
  3. Arrange a transfer of funds from your bank to the Western Union partner or Custom House bank listed on your Funds Transfer Confirmation.
  4. On receipt of funds, the Western Union partner or Custom House bank makes a payment to UC and UC sends you a receipt.

If you have any issues using this service, contact your local Western Union office or email studentpayments@business.westernunion.com

Fee scholarships administered by UC will be directly applied to your UC account.

If the scholarship amount is greater than your total fees, the remainder may be paid to you (please check with either the Scholarships Office or your Department to see if this applies to you).

If the scholarship amount is less than your total fees, your invoice will reflect the scholarship contribution. You need to pay the remaining amount in order to be fully enrolled.

If you have any questions about scholarship payments, contact the Scholarships Office for more information.

International Students
If your fees will be paid by a Sponsor, you will be required to provide a Financial Guarantee.  Financial Guarantees must be on the Sponsor’s official letterhead and include:

  • Full Name and Student ID number
  • Start and End date of Sponsorship
  • Programme of Study
  • Confirmation of what fees are covered by the Sponsorship
  • Invoicing details.

Domestic Students
If your fees will be paid by a company, employer or other sponsor, you will be required to  provide a letter signed by them specifying:

  • name and address of the company, employer, or sponsor
  • student name and address
  • amount to be paid by the company, employer, or sponsor

For further information, contact Financial Services or visit Student Finance in Te Pātaka, Puaka-James Hight Building.

Bank to bank transfers can be made to UC through our bank, ANZ Bank New Zealand, using the following details:

Bank name ANZ
Branch name Auckland (Q&V)
Account name University of Canterbury
Account number 01 1839 0036732 00
Swift (routing) number ANZBNZ22
Address Corner Queen and Victoria Street, Auckland

To ensure your payment is processed efficiently, provide the following payment details:

Particulars: [your name, e.g. John Smith]
Code: [your student ID]

If you have any questions about direct bank payments, email UC Accounts Receivable ar@canterbury.ac.nz

You can pay your fees in person by credit card or EFTPOS at Student Finance in Te Pātaka, Puaka-James Hight Building.  Please note we do not accept cash.

UC will accept credit card payments over the phone. Call Financial Services on +64 3 369 3331 and select Option 3.

You will only be fully enrolled when your fees are paid. Fees cannot be paid by instalment.

International students

Pre-paying your fees for your student visa application

If you are an international student and need a new student visa to study at UC, you will need to include evidence you have pre-paid your fees with your visa application. See Immigration New Zealand for more information. The amount you need to pre-pay will be shown as a fees estimate on your Offer of Place. 

Once your courses and qualification are approved in your Application to Enrol and you have provided UC with proof of your new/valid visa, you will receive an Enrolment Agreement. This will outline your final fees total. Any difference in this final total and what you pre-paid will be charged or refunded. If you are unable to complete your enrolment or your visa application is unsuccessful, UC will refund you the amount you have paid. 

If you already have a valid visa

If you have a valid visa to study at UC you will not need to pre-pay your fees, and can instead pay your fees when you receive your Enrolment Agreement to complete the enrolment process. 

If you obtain domestic status after you're enrolled

If you obtain a New Zealand Resident Class Visa after the start of your course(s) and you're already fully enrolled and have paid international fees, you may be eligible for a refund of the difference between international fees and domestic fees for any courses you are enrolled in for the following teaching period or semester (whichever is sooner). In the case of research students, the refund would be applied to your enrolment for the following month. 

To be eligible you must provide evidence to the Enrolment Team of your changed status prior to the end of the Change of Enrolment period for the next teaching period or semester; or in the case of a research course, before the end of any month.

Changes of Enrolment

If you change your course selection after you are fully enrolled, you may receive a refund or have an additional amount to pay. This information will be included in your Notification of Change. Communication will be sent to your student email address

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