Before you arrive

When you’re going to study in another country, you’re bound to have lots of questions about everyday life.

You might have questions like these:

  • Where am I going to live?
  • How do I get from the airport to my new home?
  • Can I buy the kind of food I'm used to?
  • How do I get around Auckland?
  • How do I open a bank account?
  • Am I allowed to drive?
  • Where can I worship?

For the answers to these questions, see Living and studying in Auckland.

Preparation checklists

Once you’ve decided when you're going and which programmes to study, there is a lot to organise and prepare.

You must return these to the University:

  • Acceptance of your offer online.
  • ‘Next of kin’ form.
  • Online accommodation application form and deposit, if you are applying for University accommodation.

You must arrange these:

  • Student visa.
  • Health and travel insurance is automatically included in your fees and covers you from the moment you leave your home country.
  • Flights to Auckland.
  • Your free airport pick up, if you’re a new international student.
  • Read the International orientation programme.

For more information on what to do before you leave home, visit NZ Ready.