Application process

Apply for admission Admissions and Entry information
This is not required if you are entering university from a New Zealand secondary school.
Receive an offer of place An offer of place will include a pro-forma invoice with instructions about how to pay the tuition fee to the University, and guidelines on applying for a student visa.


Apply to Enrol
Check if your selected programme needs a special application You may need to submit a special application or check if your programme or course is limited entry. Bachelor of Fine Arts intermediate, Bachelor of Music – Performance and all Teacher Education programmes require special applications. For more information go to Courses and programmes requiring a special application and/or with limited entry courses page
Plan your programme and choose your courses If you need help with selecting courses or planning your degree contact the Student Liaison Office
Submit an Application to Enrol online Complete an Application to Enrol online via myUC
Wait for your courses to be checked Your courses will be checked by the relevant colleges/schools/departments.
The University will contact you if there are any problems with your choice of courses.
Make changes to your courses (if required) You can change your courses up until the final date for a change of enrolment. To change a course online go to myUC or phone the Contact Centre on +64 3 364 2555. Any changes will go through the course approval process outlined above.
Complete Enrolment
Complete enrolment on campus For information on what to bring with you to enrolment in person please download International student enrolment documents (PDF, 120KB),
Accept your enrolment offer Accept your enrolment offer and pay your fees (if you haven’t done so already).
Fees must be paid by the end of the first day of the official course start date.
You are now enrolled You can collect your Canterbury Card, join the recreation centre and health centre, and start your studies.