Deciding which university your child will study at will be one of the hardest decisions you will have to make. And as a parent, you’re charged with the responsibility of providing the advice and reassurance necessary to help them make this life changing decision.
We understand that this may be a confusing and challenging time for you, so we have provided answers to some of the most common questions we get from the parents of our international students.
There are 4 hours of class per unit each week. Most students do 3-4 units per trimester so will have between 12-16 hours of classes.
The UCIC model has been designed to give students more support than they would otherwise get in the first year of university studies.
Yes. UCIC students have access to all university services and facilities including the library, sports facilities, Canterbury Career Service, and clubs and associations.
Yes, there are a number of accommodation options which your son/daughter will be able to access. They range from dormitory style, fully catered accommodation to shared, homestays, townhouse style.
If your child is under 18 you can contact UCIC any time to receive information about your child’s progress. However, if your child is over 18 they must give consent before we can relay any information to you.
Your son/daughter will be guaranteed entry on the basis that they complete all 8 UTP units and achieve the necessary ‘weighted average mean’ (WAM) for transfer into their chosen degree. Required WAMs differ according to the Canterbury course that your child is going into.
Simple. Just visit this page to learn how to. If you are in contact with an official UCIC representative in your country, your representative will also be able to help you accept your child’s UCIC Offer Letter.
There are a number of ways to pay your child’s tuition fees:
You can also find detailed instructions on how to pay your child’s tuition fees in the Letter of Offer we sent you.
If your child’s application is successful they will receive a Letter of Offer for UCIC and University of Canterbury explaining the courses they have been offered, the fees payable, and the course commencement date.
Our Admissions Department will send them an email if additional documents are required, before offering them a place at UCIC.
In order to secure your child’s place at UCIC we will need to receive their acceptance form, enrolment fee and tuition fees as outlined in their Letter of Offer. Payment will not be receipted by UCIC until all the conditions on the Letter of Offer have been met and accepted by the Admissions Department.