International Student Arrival Week

New Student Induction

UC offers an Arrival Week Programme for all international students arriving to study at UC for the first time. It includes the new student induction, International Enrolment in Person and Orientation Day.

International Welcome Hero

Monday 10 February 2020

Time: begins 9.30am
Location: to be confirmed

The International Welcome is essential for all students commencing study in February 2020. The programme will help you get settled to start your semester, including introducing you to specific learning-related information at UC here as well as a great opportunity to meet fellow students, services on campus and student leaders.

The programme of the day will be released in January.

Registrations opening soon

If you are newly arriving in New Zealand, or  have any questions, contact the Student Care team for information. 

Arrival Programme Events


International Enrolment in Person

All international students must complete their enrolment in person on campus. This is to meet Immigration NZ and insurance requirements.

Book an enrolment session for a time that suits you.

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UC Orientation Day | Herea tō waka (O Day)

UC Orientation Day | Herea tō waka (O Day) is the best way to find out what university life has to offer.


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Academic Skills for International Students

At this free academic orientation, you will meet other international students and participate in workshops to prepare you for your studies. This event is designed for students from non-English-speaking countries, but all international students are welcome to register. The event includes academic writing, avoiding plagiarism and understanding university expectations.

To register email note enrolment is limited to the first 30 registrations.

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Postgraduate Research Student Orientation

The Student Experience team organises and runs regular PhD, Doctoral and Masters by Research Student Orientation sessions to welcome domestic and international postgraduate students to UC and Christchurch.