Your online study options
Many courses in Trimester 1 2021 will be available online for students who are unable to come to campus. There are some exceptions for courses where face-to-face learning is an essential part of your study. International students studying online in their home country can study part-time.
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Your online experience
When you study online, you will be part of our wider university community. Classes are taught by distance through the University’s Blackboard online content system, with opportunities to connect remotely with your lecturers and tutors. If timezone differences allow, classes may be delivered live via Zoom. Some classes, however, may only be available as pre-recorded lectures.
We offer support for all students taking classes online, wherever you are in the world. Get advice and tips for online learning, access to health services and counselling, and ongoing wellbeing support if needed from our International Support team.
You do not need a visa to study online outside New Zealand. After the border opens, if you plan to come to New Zealand to continue your study on campus you must then apply for a student visa. You must have a valid visa before you can enter New Zealand after the border opens.
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is not currently accepting applications for temporary visas, including student visas, from outside New Zealand until February 2021. INZ will review this suspension of visa processing monthly. We will provide updates as soon as any new information is available.
To be eligible for the post-study work rights visa, students must study on campus in New Zealand for at least 30 weeks.
For the latest information about New Zealand border and visa processing, go to the Immigration New Zealand website.