Student visa news

International Students, don't miss this

If you intend to study at UC in 2023, now is the time to apply to enrol in myUC.

If you have a current student visa that is due to expire on or before 31 March 2023, you are advised to apply as soon as possible on the Immigration New Zealand website.

An Offer of Place will be created for you (to include with your visa application) once you have submitted your application to enrol in myUC.

Immigration New Zealand is inviting students to apply for their student visas up to four months before study start date, which means you can apply now for your visa for 2023 study starting in Semester One. Immigration New Zealand closes in December for the summer holidays so ideally you should apply for your student visa before then to allow plenty of time for visa processing.

If you are in New Zealand (NZ) when you submit your student visa application and then travel overseas for the summer break, you won’t be able to return to NZ until your new visa is approved.
If you are offshore when you submit your visa application, you will not be able to enter NZ until you have your new visa.

See also UC’s Student Visa page and Immigration New Zealand’s Student Visa Information page.

If you have a visa that is valid beyond 31 March 2023, you are still encouraged to apply to enrol in myUC for your study next year.

Information on the enrolment process for international students is available at https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/enrol/international/. If you are currently offshore, please follow the process outlined here.