International Office

International students studying at Unitec can see our friendly team at the Unitec Te Puna Hub for advice on living and studying in New Zealand.

We help our International students with:

  • Student Visa and Insurance Information
  • Academic programme advice, entry requirements and study options
  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Living in New Zealand

International Consulting Hours

While the International Office is opened from 8.30-4.30 Monday to Friday, the consulting hours differ. If you are wanting to meet with a Student Advisor, please drop in between 9.30am-2.30 pm and if you would like to see someone from the Visa or Insurance Team, please drop in between 9am-2.30pm.

Please note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to meet with the exact advisor that you are here for without prior appointments. We recommend making an appointment before turning up to avoid disappointment.

Meet the International Team

International Student Support

International enquiries phone+64 9 892 7402
Emergency Phone (24/7)

Please ring 111 (Fire, Ambulance, Police) in the case of an emergency.

This phone line is not for application/visa related enquiries.

For additional 24/7 support or advice in emergencies, contact Josephine Kinsella, on 021 950 453-General Manager International
Student or call us on +64 9 892 7402 or call us on +64 9 892 7402 
Immigration NZ+64 9 914 4100
To make a complaint/raise an issuePlease read through on how to lodge a student complaint and fill out a complaint form or contact Josephine Kinsella on 021 950 453 or
Unitec Campus Security (24/7)0800 10 95 90

Health and Wellbeing

Wellness Centre/Counselling

Te Puna Ground Floor. Phone 0800 10 85 10 or +64 9 815 4321 ext. 7248

Student Advocates

0800 678 323


0800 543 354

Suicide Crisis Helpline

0508 828 865


0800 611 116

Contact Healthline

White Cross Emergency (24/7)

09 520 9555 or email

Ground Floor, Ascot Hospital, 90 Greenlane Road East

Other support services across Unitec

There are also study support services for all students which includes support from the Learning Centre, re-enrolment help and Library support as well.

Once you're enrolled, check out student life. There are lots of clubs to join, Experience NZ trips you can sign up for, there are even opportunities to apply for Unijet Outbound Student Exchange programme.

Unitec International Alumni

There is a newly formed International Alumni Group and you're welcome to like our International Alumni Facebook page. Stay in touch with classmates and find out about whats happening and where and when.