1. Pay Tuition Fees
Upon receipt of an Offer of Study, all International students must ensure their tuition fees are paid before they commence their study.
All International students must have current and appropriate medical and travel insurance to study in New Zealand.
3. Student Visa
International students studying in New Zealand must have a current student Visa prior to arrival in New Zealand.
4. Booking Flights
We strongly advise you book your air travel arrangements well in advance. Look for student discounts on flight tickets and compare prices at different agencies and airlines.
It is recommended that you book your student accommodation well in advance. At Unitec you have the option of staying at our Student Village or Homestay. Learn more
For accommodation off-campus or temporary accomodation, please check out information here.
6. What to Bring
Deciding what to bring with you can be complicated. This guide will tell you what useful items to bring and provide some useful tips to help you prepare for the New Zealand climate.
1. Airport Procedures
Ensure that your learn about airport procedures including baggage claim, airport transportation, immigration control and biosecurity control as this could affect your arrival to New Zealand.
2. Meet & Greet Service
Unitec can arrange a shuttle driver to collect you at the Auckland International Airport for new students. This needs to be booked in advance.
3. Banking in New Zealand
We highly recommend that you open a New Zealand bank account to ensure that your money is kept safely. A full range of service and bank accounts are available.
4. Personal Safety
Auckland is a safe and welcoming city. However, it is important to familiarise yourself with emergency procedures and community groups. This section shares some helpful tips and talks about the Unitec 24 hour emergency phone line.
5. Transport & Driving
Auckland has a safe and reliable public transport system including buses and trains. Owning your own car can give you independance and freedom to travel. However, there are important things you must know.
6. Working and Living in Auckland
If you are studying at Unitec for 12months or longer there could be opportunities to work in New Zealand. For some, you can work part-time for up to 20 hours per week.
1. Living in Auckland
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand with approximately a third of the population living here. According to Mercer rankings, Auckland is ranked 4th equal as the world's quality of living destination.
2. Campus maps
Here you will find downloadable maps of our campuses.
3. Support and Advice
You can get everything you need on campus from our expert and friendly staff, visa support, insurance advice and support with finding a job.
4. Clubs and Activities
Joining clubs and attending activities is a great way to meet new students. Orientation, which happens at the start of the semester, is a great place to see what clubs and activities are on offer.
5. Auckland Lifestyle
Now that you have completed our Arrival Guide, take some time to check out some popular websites and find out whats on in Auckland.
Last edited: 22 February 2013