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How to pay your fees

14 November 2023

Details of the different methods for paying your tuition fees, SSL and other study-related fees. 

Payment methods

To complete your enrolment you'll need to pay your tuition fees, the Student Services Levy (SSL), and any other non-tuition fees specified on your Enrolment Agreement.  Several payment methods are available.

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

You may need to complete a Statutory Declaration to prove your eligiblity - make sure you get this done early as your enrolment at UC will not be confirmed until this is done. 

If you are planning to pay your fees by New Zealand Government Student Loan, apply for your loan with StudyLink as early as possible to allow time for your loan application to be processed before your courses start. StudyLink recommends you apply by 16 December for the following year's loan/allowance. 

UC is not involved in the administration of loans and student allowances offered through StudyLink. If your student loan is cancelled or declined by Studylink for any reason, your enrolment at UC will not be cancelled and you will be liable for any tuition fees owed. 

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

Please note, from November 2023 payment of fees by credit/debit card will incur a non-refundable surcharge of 1.5% in order for UC to recover the costs associated with this form of payment.

New international students cannot pay the fees estimate on their Offer of Place in myUC and will need to use an alternative method of payment. 

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.

UC has partnered with two fund transfer platforms to help you make international payments.



Flywire is an easy and convenient way to make international payments to UC from your home country. Flywire’s mission is to save money for international students and their families by offering excellent foreign exchange rates and no hidden fees.

Depending on your location, payment options can include local bank transfer (telegraphic transfer), credit card, e-payments, e-wallets, and more. You’ll be able to track the progress of your payment online or in Flywire’s app, plus receive email/SMS text alerts updating you on the status of your payment.

How to make a payment with Flywire:

  1. Go to

  2. Enter your payment amount and country of origin. On the next page, select your payment method.

  3. Enter the required information to create your payment booking.

  4. Follow the instructions for your selected payment method. For debit/credit card payments, enter your card details online to complete your payment in your home currency.

  5. Flywire will perform the foreign exchange and transfer the funds to UC. Funds are delivered 2-5 business days after they are guaranteed.

Flywire Customer Support
If you need any assistance, multilingual customer support is available 24x7 via phone, chat and email.

Visit Flywire



Convera (formerly known as Western Union) is a 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 Convera:

  1. Go to the Convera website
  2. Enter your details (choose the country you're paying from, the amount you're paying, your preferred payment method, and your student details)
  3. Make payment using your chosen payment method
  4. Track your payment status by email and SMS (data rates may apply)
  5. UC will send you a receipt when payment has been received 

Please note that Convera does not process payments to, from or involving residents of Iran, North Korea, Cuba and the Crimea, Luhansk and Donetsk provinces of Ukraine.  More information about sanctions and potential restrictions payments that can be processed is available through Convera.

Email if you have any questions about payment via Convera.

You can pay your fees in person by credit card or EFTPOS at Student Finance in Te Pātaka Level 3, Puaka-James Hight Building. Cash is no longer accepted.

Please note from November 2023 payment of fees by credit card will incur a non-refundable surcharge of 1.5% in order for UC to recover the costs associated with this form of payment

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.


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.

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

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.

For any questions about how to pay your fees

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