Orientation and enrolment

During International Orientation, you'll complete enrolment and get your student ID card. There are compulsory and optional activities to take part in.

International Orientation is your introduction to life at Victoria. It takes two days to complete, including finalising enrolment in your chosen courses.

At orientation you’ll get all the information you need to complete your enrolment. It will also:

  • prepare you for academic study—including getting set up for study
  • familiarise you with Wellington and New Zealand
  • help you adjust to the cultural differences you may experience living here.

What is involved

International Orientation activities include:

  • presentations about our campuses, life in New Zealand and our services for students
  • campus tours
  • a lunchtime expo where you will meet some of the staff and learn about the services available to students and enjoy a free lunch
  • opportunities to meet other students from around the world
  • activities to help you feel connected to the University community.

You will also complete your enrolment, choose or change your courses, meet faculty staff, and apply for your student ID Card.

When it happens

Visit our Orientation and Class Start Dates page to find when you need to be at international orientation (you will be given the date of your International Orientation in your Offer of Place letter).

Trimester One, 2017

Postgraduate and undergraduate orientation and enrolment
Thursday 23 February 2017 and Friday 24 February 2017
Study Abroad and exchange orientation and enrolment
Tuesday 28 February 2017 and Wednesday 1 March 2017
Classes start for postgraduate, undergraduate, Study Abroad and exchange students
Monday 6 March 2017
PhD orientation
Thursday 23 February 2017 (mandatory) and Friday 24 February 2017 (optional)
EPP placement test
Wednesday 15 March 2017
EPP orientation and enrolment
Friday 17 March 2017

What you need to bring

You’ll need to bring:

  • your passport
  • any documents your Offer of Place asked you to submit (such as transcripts)

If you cannot attend

We strongly recommend that you arrive in time for your International Orientation and Enrolment, however if this is not possible, Contact Victoria International as soon as possible, so we can discuss your options.