Step 4. Application approval

Confirmation of your Application to Enrol

UC will send you an email or letter within five working days that includes your Conditional Offer of Place letter which confirms the enrolment details that have collected from you.

As soon as you receive the letter you should check that the courses and site codes are correct. If they are not correct, you should email with your student ID number to advise details of what needs to be corrected or make changes online with myUC as below.

Make changes to your Application to Enrol

You can make changes to your qualification selection, course selection and contact details until you accept your Enrolment Offer. If you make changes after you have accepted your Enrolment Offer you will have to go through the approval process again.

You can make changes online with myUC, by phoning the Contact Centre or in person at the Student Service Centre.

Check the progress of your Application to Enrol

Check the progress of your application anytime by logging into myUC.

Processing your application may take several weeks. The University will make every effort to keep you informed of your application's progress and reach a decision as soon as possible.

Your application, qualification and course selections need to be reviewed by staff in the appropriate college, school and/or department.

You application will be checked for:

Personal details

Your personal details will also be double-checked and, if additional information is needed, the University will email you asking to supply this.

Exam results

The University may also be waiting on your exam results to be supplied from NZQA. If you do not pass your exams, we will contact you to discuss alternate options for gaining entrance to university.


A prerequisite is a course that you must pass before you can do another, usually more advanced, course. If you do not meet the prerequisite (or co-requisite) for a course, you will be notified via myUC with the status of the course application as failing the prerequisites.

If you fail to meet the prerequisites and believe you have grounds for an exemption or want to apply to study the course as a co-requisite, you must contact the relevant department or school to have them approve this. Use the application for exemption from a prerequisite or co-requisite form:

You will need to email or print the form and send this to the appropriate College Student Advisor. You can also contact the appropriate College/School or Department to discuss your options further.


If you have applied to enrol in more than 75 points per semester or more than 30 points of summer school courses, you must also apply for permission to enrol in an excess workload.

You can do this by submitting the Application for Permission to Enrol in an Excess Workload form:

International students

In person enrolment for international students takes place on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 to Thursday, 16 February 2017 in the Puaka-James Hight Library. All international students must enrol in person as you have special compliance requirements that must be met before completing enrolment. Please make sure you plan your arrival into New Zealand in time to complete your enrolment before your lectures start.

Time and date9.00 am - noonNoon - 4.00 pm
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 Family name starting with A B C D E Family name starting with F G H I
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 Family name starting with J K L Family name starting with M N O P Q
Thursday, 16 February 2017 Family name starting with R S T U V Family name starting with W X Y Z

 What to bring to enrolment in person

All international students must complete their enrolment in person with the following documentation:

  1. A valid passport
  2. A current visa. If you do not have a current visa you should make contact with Immigration New Zealand or email For more information see visas and immigration. If you do have a current student visa which needs to be renewed for your 2016 study you will need to complete the Application for student visa application form
  3. Proof of living expenses and outgoing ticket requirements are detailed in the International student enrolment documents checklist.
  4. Evidence of insurance. UC has an insurance policy available on campus. See insurance for incoming students for more information.
  5. A completed International student address form.
  6. International students must also attend International Welcome.

For a checklist of what to bring see the following document:

What to expect on the day

It can take some time to enrol and it is likely you will have to stand in queues. The university has to check every student's passport and insurance certificate to meet legal requirements.

To help make this process as efficient and enjoyable as possible please ensure you have applied for admission online (International Students website) and you have all the required documents detailed in International student enrolment documents checklist with you.

To help make this process as efficient and enjoyable as possible we recommend you:

  • Have a decent breakfast before you come
  • Bring a book/magazine
  • Decide what courses you want to study
  • Check you have everything you need

More information

Admissions and Enrolment
Freephone within NZ 0800 VARSITY (827 748)
Phone outside of NZ +64 3 364 2555

Student Services information desk on Level 1, Matariki