UC International Welcome

UC offers a welcome and orientation session for all international students arriving to study at UC for the first time.

Haere Mai | Welcome!

We invite all our International Students' along to this orientation session, which is mandatory for any of the following student cohorts:

  • Brand new to UC *
  • Study Abroad
  • Online to Campus pathway student's (transitioning to campus)
  • UCIC and CCEL students' transitioning to UC campus
  • New Zealand Mannaki Scholarship students'
  • Returning students' (resuming on campus study after a period out of NZ).

Not sure if the session is for you? Reach out to iro@canterbury.ac.nz and we can confirm with you.

Register here:

For the first part of the day, all students will join together for:

  • A welcome from the Vice Chancellor's office, and (UCSA) Student's Association Executive team
  • Opportunity for you to meet other international and domestic students'
  • Learn about student pastoral and academic support and services on campus
  • Review The NZ Code of Practice
  • Receive enrolment guidance, key semester dates
  • Learn about bi-culturalism in Aotearoa (New Zealand), UC's values
  • Have refreshments and lunch provided
  • Tour of campus with UC Mentors


After lunch, we will be running TWO break out workshops to cover off specific start-up and enrolment support for:

  1. Study Abroad student'
  2. Brand new to UC, UCIC, CCEL, Online to campus pathway students'

If you have any arrival questions, please email the International Relationships team on iro@canterbury.ac.nz and find some 'settling in' information here on UC's webpage and we also recommend checking our Education NZ's resources on Nau Mai.


* Excluding PhD Doctoral students whom have orientations quarterly. Reach out to postgraduate-office@canterbury.ac.nz for further information.