University Of Canterbury Application

Make sure you have checked the entry requirements before applying. If you need any help with the application process please do not hesitate to ask a question

Apply now with myUC

If you will be a domestic or international student you can apply online with myUC, the University of Canterbury’s student portal, for most qualifications.

If you are a continuing student, you should submit your re-enrolment application through myUC using your UC username and password. 

Information you need to apply

You need the following information on hand to apply with myUC:

  • Your National Student Number (NSN) or New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) number (if you have one)
  • Your IRD number, if you intend to pay your tuition fees with a New Zealand Government student loan
  • Details of the qualifications and courses you plan to study
  • If you are an international student you will also need your Passport details

If you are applying for a graduate or postgraduate teacher qualification, find out more infomation in the Guide to Applying.

Find out what the document requirements are for your supporting evidence.

Entry requirements

  • Check what the entry requirements are for UC’s various programmes.

Apply online

  • Follow the step-by-step guide on how to apply

Application Process

The following tables show the steps that are undertaken from the application being received to the final decision being made, and the expected timeframes for each part of the process.

Complete application received through myUCPending1-4 working days
Preliminary assessmentUndergoing preliminary assessment or Incomplete application – more information requiredThis process can take up to 3-10 working days
Assessment by admissions officerForwarded to admissions officer 
Sent to department/college for further assessmentForwarded to college/department/HOD for recommendationThis process can take from 1-3 weeks
Sent to Dean of Postgraduate Research for final decisionFowarded to Dean of Postgraduate Research 
Admissions notified of final decision and UCSMS updatedReturned to Admissions Office 
Notification of decision sent to student or agentOptions:Approved – Conditionally approved- Decision Deferred – Declined1-2 working days