International Welcome

Maori students association serving food

International Arrival Week Programme 13 February to 17 February 2017

UC offers an International Arrival Week Programme for all international students arriving to study and live in New Zealand for the first time. It includes an official Welcome, week-long conference style workshops and information sessions, and social activities.

International Arrival Week Programme is a great way to help you get settled and started on your semester here and meet fellow students.

This Programme is essential for all international students commencing study in Semester 1, 2017. Download the 2017 International Arrival Week Workshop Schedule here.

To register for the Official Welcome on 13 February 2017, please register using our online application form. 

Register for International Welcome

If you will be newly arriving in New Zealand, you can contact the Student Experience team for information.


International Welcome, 13 Feb 2017, Venue – C1

TimeVenue – C1
9.00am Arrival Registration at Undercroft 101
9.30am Mihi Whakatau
9.45am UC Chancellor’s welcome address + Q & A
10.15am Director Student Success welcome address
10.20am Arrival Briefing
11.00am Maori Culture: Te Reo workshop
12.00pm Welcome Lunch
1.00pm Personal Safety – NZ Police
1.45pm Visa and compliance – Immigration NZ
  Study Abroad student compulsory session (C2)
2.15pm Employment in NZ
  Study Abroad student session continues – outdoor education safety
2.45pm Campus Tour
3.30pm End of event

Enrolment in person

All international students must also enrol in person

Postgraduate students

The Student Experience team organises and runs regular Thesis & Dissertation Student Orientation sessions to welcome domestic and international postgraduate students to UC and Christchurch.

More information

For further information please contact