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Joining us on campus?

If you're living in New Zealand and starting your study in person, find out how you can get ready to join us.

Get ready at a glance

3–4 months before start

Pay your fees, apply for a visa, organise accommodation

1–2 months before start

Complete enrolment, check your health needs, review your insurance

1–2 weeks before start

Register for a buddy, prepare for Orientation, prepare to study

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You need to enrol in your courses online before your programme starts.

Find out about enrolling

Student visa

Apply for a student visa at least 90 days before you start your study, or if you have a visa for a different institution.

Apply for a visa

International Orientation

You must attend International Orientation. This is your introduction to life at the University.

Come to Orientation

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Living in Wellington

Welcome to your new life in Wellington. You’ll soon discover that Wellington is an easy place to live in and provides a great student lifestyle.

Living in Wellington

COVID-19 in New Zealand

Learn about the requirements New Zealand has in place to manage COVID-19.

Read COVID-19 information

Duty of care

You can rely on us to provide outstanding support. We follow the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021, which ensures our international students are well-informed, safe, and looked after.

Code of Practice