Studying offshore in 2023

With New Zealand’s borders open, we encourage all offshore students to come and continue their studies on campus from Semester One 2023 onward.

There are many benefits to coming to New Zealand to continue your studies, which are not available when studying online and offshore.

By studying on campus, you can:

  • Enrol in a larger range of courses
  • Have an on-campus university and student experience
  • Access direct, face-to-face support

Returning students who cannot come back for all or part of Semester One 2023

We know that some returning students may not be able to come to New Zealand for Semester One 2023 for a variety of reasons.

A small, limited number of courses are being offered for this reason in Semester One 2023.

You can only enrol in these courses if you are:

  • A returning student. This means you started your studies offshore online in 2022 or earlier
  • Going to be offshore for all or part of Semester One 2023.

If you’re a returning student and currently in China, you have the option to have an on-campus experience while studying online at one of our China Learning Centres.  

Please note, if you’re a new student for 2023, you cannot enrol in online courses. A new student means you’re starting your programme from the beginning.  

Available online courses for returning students

You can find out what courses are available online by looking at the PDF files.  

Faculty of Arts courses - not available remotely in 2023

There will not be 'International Offshore / OO' campus streams available for Arts courses in 2023. Current international students at undergraduate level who are unable to make it to New Zealand for semester 1 start can study most of our courses remotely by enrolling in the standard (on campus) stream. There are some courses that are not suitable for remote study, listed here. If you cannot make it to New Zealand to attend campus please do not enrol in these courses.

For postgraduate students courses may not be available via remote study. Please contact the Postgraduate Adviser in your specialisation to check.  

Key things to know

You should enrol in ‘International Offshore’ (OO campus) if you’re going to be offshore online for all or part of Semester One 2023.

For international students, limited online courses are available for:

  • Summer School 2023
  • Semester One 2023
  • Quarter One 2023
  • Quarter Two 2023

No online courses are available for Semester Two 2023 or Quarters Three and Four 2023.

You’re expected to come to New Zealand to continue your studies from Semester Two 2023 or Quarter Three 2023 onward.

Only the courses listed on this page are available to be studied online. These courses are subject to change. It is important to check the listed courses before completing your enrolments.

When can you come to New Zealand?

As New Zealand’s borders are open, you can come to New Zealand any time before Semester Two 2023.

We do encourage you to apply for your visa to study for Semester One 2023 so you can join us on campus in time for Orientation Week. Orientation is taking place from 20 to 24 February 2023.

At the latest, you’re expected to come to New Zealand at the beginning of Semester Two 2023.

For those students in China, you have the option to have an on-campus experience  while studying online at one of our China Learning Centres.

Student visa

You can apply for your student visa online to study in New Zealand. Please ensure you allow plenty of time for the visa application process.

Please note, you cannot study online if you’re physically in New Zealand and have student visa. This is because you will not be meeting the requirements for your student visa.

You must be enrolled in on-campus courses if you are studying in New Zealand. For more information, please visit on our Visa information page.

Please note, these courses are subject to change. It is important to check the listed courses (showing as ‘International Offshore’ / OO campus) before completing your enrolment.

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