International Student Orientation gives you the information and support you need to settle quickly and easily into life and study in New Zealand.

All new international students must attend International Student Orientation.

Please plan to arrive in New Zealand a few days before Orientation so you have time to settle and rest before your first days at Whitireia or WelTec. Your Offer of Place includes your Orientation dates.

Arriving early also gives you the opportunity to attend the Orientation for your programme of study, as well as International Student Orientation.

International Student Orientation activities

  • Meet academic staff, finalise your course enrolment and confirm your study timetable
  • Hear from government agencies including New Zealand Police, Immigration New Zealand, and representatives from local city councils
  • Find out about support available
  • Socialise with other new students and enjoy a 'Kiwi' lunch
  • Get to know the Whitireia and WelTec campuses and your new city

You will also receive your student ID card during Orientation. Please bring your passport and eVisa because your enrolment cannot be completed until we have seen your eVisa.