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Unitec Study Abroad and Student Exchange 2013

Located in Auckland, New Zealand Applied Technology and Trades » Architecture » Business Studies » Communication Studies » COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL PRACTICE » Computing and Information Technology » Construction and Civil Engineering » Design and Visual Arts » Health » Landscape architecture » Language studies » Māori Studies » Natural Sciences » Performing and Screen Arts » Sport

Âť cover photo Jae Frew, Jae Frew Photography Unitec students from Austria, France, Germany and USA.

Kia ora and welcome Our Study Abroad and Student Exchange programmes are a fantastic opportunity to experience living in New Zealand while studying at an institution that’s committed to excellence and delivers internationally recognised courses. Approximately 23,000 students choose to study at Unitec every year. This number includes around 2,500 international students from over 80 countries. So, why not choose us too and take advantage of everything that New Zealand and Unitec have to offer. phone +64 9 815 4302




Contents The New Zealand experience


Living in Auckland


Why come to Unitec?


Life on campus


Your new home


USU Experience NZ Programme


Study Abroad or Student Exchange


>>Postgraduate courses

Exchange partner institutions


A-Z information


Explore your options


Planning your application


How to apply


Privacy Statement and Declaration


Refund Policy


Student Application Form


2013 Academic Calendar

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>>Applied Technology and Trades >>Architecture >>Business Studies >>Communication Studies >>Community and Social Practice >>Computing and Information Technology >>Construction and Civil Engineering

>>Design and Visual Arts >>Health >>Landscape Architecture >>Language Studies >>MÄ ori Studies >>Natural Sciences >>Performing and Screen Arts >>Sport

Disclaimer While the information provided in this document was true and correct at the time of publication, Unitec reserves the right to alter procedures, fees and regulations should the need arise. Students should carefully read all official correspondence and other sources of information for students (such as the website) to be aware of changes to the information contained in this document. The inclusion of a programme’s details in this publication in no way creates an obligation on the part of Unitec to teach it in any given year, or teach it in the manner described. Unitec reserves the right to discontinue or revise courses at any given time without notice. The information in this publication was correct as of July 2013.

3 The New Zealand experience New Zealand is a similar size to Japan and Great Britain, but with a population of just over four million you get a sense of space and freedom that’s found in few other places. Our unique and dynamic culture reflects Māori, Pacific Island, African, European and Asian influences. New Zealanders are friendly, welcoming people who tend to be relaxed, practical and value individuality. Not many countries in the world can boast such a combination of stunning beaches, lush forests, dramatic mountain ranges and rolling farmlands. Because of its size, exploring New Zealand is easy and there are a huge variety of activities on offer.

National parks and marine reserves Explore one of our many national parks to see stunning native forest and wildlife. And our marine reserves are packed with sea life for excellent diving and snorkling opportunities.

Mountains New Zealand’s many mountain ranges are an iconic part of the landscape. They provide dramatic scenery and world-class ski resorts that are often cheaper than those in Europe and North America!

Adventure activities New Zealand is famous for its adventure activities and adrenaline junkies are spoilt for choice. Try your hand at bungee jumping, skydiving, jet boating or mountain biking.

History and culture Our rich cultural heritage is evident in place names, architecture, art and local customs. Visit a local Māori marae (meeting place) or participate in a hangi (traditional method of cooking food in the earth) to learn more about our culture.

Cities and towns New Zealand’s cities and towns are buzzing with entertainment and culture. From fascinating museums to world-class restaurants there is something for everyone.

New Zealand education New Zealand’s education system is based on the distinguished British system. Government-funded institutions like Unitec offer excellent facilities, academic teaching staff and resources. Globally, these institutions rank very highly and our qualifications are recognised throughout the world.

Key facts >>Māori name for New Zealand = Aotearoa, which literally means ‘land of the long white cloud’ >>Official languages = English and Māori >>Government = Parliamentary democracy >>Capital city = Wellington >>Population = 4.63 million >>Largest city = Auckland, population of 1.3million >>Calling code = +64 >>Currency = New Zealand Dollar (NZD) >>System of Measurement = Metric >>Time Zone = UTC/GMT +12 hours >>Climate = Mild and temperate, with sharp regional contrasts >>National icon = Kiwi, a native flightless bird To find out more about New Zealand visit


Living in Auckland Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city. Around a third of New Zealand’s population live here, making it a multicultural, lively and welcoming place to stay. Recent Mercer rankings put Auckland fourth equal in the world for quality of living. Even in the city you’re never far from amazing scenery, beautiful beaches, as well as having shops,

Activities In a city the size of Auckland, there’s always something to do.

Shopping Auckland arguably has the best shopping in the country. From highstreet fashion and designer clothing to markets and outlet stores offering discounted goods.

Food and drink Auckland is a paradise for food lovers. With world-class restaurants and cafes on every corner there is food to suit every taste and budget. After dark, enjoy a drink at one of the city’s many bars, clubs and live music venues.

Nature In contrast to other major cities, Auckland is surrounded by a stunningly beautiful natural environment. The wild black sand beaches of the west coast and the gentler golden beaches to the east are a short drive away. And rainforest-covered hills and mountains are close by.

Culture Discover the cultural side of Auckland by paying a visit to one of the city’s art galleries or museums. Or join in with one of the festivals held during the year to celebrate Auckland’s diverse population.

restaurants and exciting nightlife on your doorstep. Auckland’s coast is dotted with stunning islands that are just a ferry ride away perfect for a day trip.

Useful Auckland information >> Auckland events calendar: >> Public transport: >> Auckland visitor information: >> Auckland airport: >> Auckland backpackers:


What’s on? Music in the Parks

Waiheke Jazz Festival

International Film Festival

From January to April every year free music concerts take place in parks across the city. From international rock stars to New Zealand’s best jazz and blues musicians, and every musical genre in between.

In April you can listen to world-famous musicians and hear new talent at this weekend festival that celebrates jazz in all its forms.

See the very best in international and independent film making from New Zealand and around the world at this annual festival in July and August.

The Lantern Festival

NZ International Comedy Festival

Diwali Festival of Lights

Every February Auckland celebrates Chinese New Year in style with hundreds of beautiful lanterns, food, fortune telling and fireworks in Albert Park.

During April and May comedians from all over the world travel to Auckland to make you laugh. With sketch shows, improvisation and even musical comedy there is something for everyone.

Each October, the Hindu festival of Diwali lights up the Auckland sky with fireworks. It’s a great opportunity to experience and celebrate Indian dance, music and food.

Round the Bays Fun Run

Matariki Festival

For a fantastic day out in March, join 40,000 participants in an 8.4km run or walk around Auckland’s beautiful waterfront and enjoy a barbeque at the end!

Matariki - New Zealand’s Māori New Year – is celebrated each June when the Matariki star cluster rises in our sky. It’s a great chance to soak up New Zealand’s indigenous culture as Auckland celebrates with traditional dance performances, art exhibitions, kite flying and concerts.

Fancy some free entertainment? Watch classic films on Friday nights and see live music on Saturday afternoons at Auckland’s new waterfront development, Silo Park. While you’re there, shop for crafts, fashion and food, as well as local wines and beer, at Silo market.

Devonport, Waiheke Island and Kumeu Wine and Food Festivals Taste the best of New Zealand’s food, wine and beer at these popular food festivals that happen each summer.

Pasifika Festival Held every March, this colourful festival of music, food and dance celebrates the different cultures of the Pacific Islands including Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.

Auckland Restaurant Month Sample the best of Kiwi cooking throughout August when Auckland’s restaurants showcase their specialities. With limited edition menus, foodie events and celebrity chefs, it’s a treat for food lovers.

Silo Sessions

Sports Events Aucklanders love their sport and there are always live games to watch. Whether you’re a rugby, netball, basketball or soccer fan, you’ll find these sports being played all over Auckland.

7 Why come to Unitec? >> A safe New Zealand environment >> A  respected government institution and a member of the International Association of Universities >> Affordable quality education >> Internationally recognised qualifications >> On-campus accommodation and homestay options >> Academic staff with industry experience >> Programmes endorsed by professional organisations >> Certificates, diplomas, degrees, masters and doctorates >> A lively campus experience >> An international community from over 80 countries >> The chance to meet New Zealand students >> Student union international events programme


Life on campus Unitec’s main Mt Albert campus

A fun-filled social life

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There’s always something going on at Unitec. The year starts with the biggest student orientation event in the country and ends with the massive end of year party, with lots of concerts, film nights, gaming events, sporting events, free BBQs, parties and comedy nights in between. You could also join one of the many clubs or societies at Unitec (or perhaps even start a new one). And if you’re after some culture, there are plays and dance performances by performing arts students, or design and visual arts exhibitions at the Mt Albert campus galleries.

hectares of park-like grounds, it’s a beautiful place with lots of opportunities to make new friends. You might even see the Auckland Blues (the city rugby team) who often train here. The Mt Albert campus is only 10 minutes’ drive from the city, and a short walk to the nearest bus stop or train station.

Support services The International Office provides visa support, student advisers to help with study-related questions, and an insurance officer to assist with insurance issues. Te Puna Ako Learning Centre provides course-specific support and help with general study skills.

The Student Health Centre, Osteopathic Clinic and pharmacy can help with health issues and prescriptions. Free counselling is available, along with a chaplaincy and prayer rooms. There are support services for students with learning or physical disabilities too.

USU Students’ Association The Unitec Student’s Association works hard to keep your calendar full, organising events throughout the year including: >> Music festivals and parties >> Plays and comedy shows >> Film nights >> Sports and gaming events >> Cultural events >> Outdoor adventure trips >> International food fairs Check out their website for more information.


“I’ve been having a great time since I arrived here. I have met marvellous people, done amazing things in both academic and in non-academic aspects. I’ve travelled to incredible places in a country rich in culture and diversity. I have had a lot of fun and I can definitely say this is the biggest experience of my life until now. Thanks a lot!”

Juan Jose Castillo Duque, Mexico


Your new home On campus

Off campus

Meet and greet

If you want the buzz and security of living on campus, Unitec has a range of accommodation available. The options range from studios to five-bedroom apartments which are all self-catered. Each apartment (apart from the studio) has a separate bedroom, lounge, bathroom (or two) and a well-equipped kitchen. Your furnished bedroom has a comfortable bed, some storage, space to study and a connection for a phone and computer (please note that if you require a fast broadband connection, then that is your responsibility). There is parking available and also an on-site laundry. You can choose to stay for a semester or a year.

Live with a homestay family

Unitec offers a friendly pick-up service from Auckland airport (homestay students excluded) for a fee of NZD 65. If you want to be met at the airport on arrival, please fill in the form at least five days before you arrive in Auckland. You can find the form online at > pre-departure

For the latest information about our on-campus accommodation (including the application form and costs) visit

Living in homestay is a great way to practise your English language skills and experience Kiwi life. All homestay students have their own room and get two meals a day during the week and three meals a day at the weekends. The cost is approximately NZD 250 per week (for 12 weeks), plus a placement fee of NZD 220 and an optional airport pick-up fee of NZD 80. The homestay information and application form can be found at

Flats/Apartments You can also arrange your own accommodation in an apartment or flat. Rent is likely to be about NZD 150 to NZD 200 per week, and you also need about NZD 150 a week for transport, food, power etc. You can arrange to rent a flat or apartment when you get to New Zealand – either through a real estate agent or by answering advertisements in the newspaper or online. To search for more information visit

“I chose Unitec because it had an exchange programme with my university. I’ve always wanted to come to New Zealand and I am finally here. Travelling abroad has opened up my eyes more than I could possibly imagine. Now I have friends from all over the world. I have changed so much from this adventure and am thankful to be surrounded by such beautiful landscapes and amazing people�

Ryan Yarber, USA

USU Experience New Zealand Programme Organised by our Students’ Association, the USU Experience New Zealand Programme is a great way to make friends here at Unitec while exploring our beautiful country. The programme is designed to showcase some of the best locations, adventures and scenery that New Zealand has to offer – all with a student-sized price tag! Each trip is accompanied by local guides who will show you the well-kept secrets to make your New Zealand experience unique.

Activities vary from semester to semester. You could: >> Enjoy a traditional Māori welcome at the Unitec Marae >> See the sights of Auckland from a double decker bus >> Represent your country at International Food Day >> Have a go at sandboarding on the mighty sand dunes of Auckland’s west coast >> Explore the Coromandel Peninsular and dig your own hot pool at Hot Water Beach >> Get your snow on with a skiing or boarding trip to the mountains >> See glow worms and experience the thrill of black water rafting >> Soak up the hot springs and volcanic activity in Rotorua >> Represent your country in Unitec’s Football World Cup >> Visit the stunning Bay of Islands for the weekend >> Climb to the summit of Rangitoto or the Pinnacles >> Go bush walking in Auckland’s regional parks >> Try your hand at surfing Visit the website at to see what trips are planned for 2013.

14 Study Abroad or Student Exchange? Study Abroad The Unitec Study Abroad programme allows students from overseas institutions to enrol for one or two semesters. The courses you take at Unitec can be from different disciplines and you pay a set tuition fee to Unitec per semester. If you’re interested in enrolling as a Study Abroad student, please check with your university/institution to ensure that you can credit your Unitec courses back to your studies at home.

Study Abroad tuition fees NZD 10,000 per semester (students from partner institutions applying as a Study Abroad student should see their International Office for tuition fee information).


Please refer to our website for the current tuition fees. The all-inclusive fee applies whether you choose to take three or four courses, and covers services at Unitec, including student support and International Student Orientation.

institution and you must ensure that the courses you wish to enrol in at Unitec can be credited back to your home degree.


Student Exchange The Unitec Student Exchange programme is available for students from our exchange partner institutions. As a Unitec exchange student, you pay your normal tuition fees to your home institution for the one or two semesters that you will be enrolled at Unitec. Your application for exchange must be approved and processed by your home


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15 Exchange partner institutions [1] Argentina

[8] Denmark

[16] Peru

Universidad Argentina de la Empresa

Aalborg University

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas

Designskolen Kolding

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

[2] Australia RMIT University Victoria University [3] Austria FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences FH Kufstein Tirol – University of Applied Sciences Wien University of Applied Sciences [4] Brazil Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul [5] Canada Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Kwantlen Polytechnic University Mount Royal University Okanagan College University of Guelph University of Waterloo University of Windsor Vancouver Island University [6] Chile Instituto Profesional Duoc UC Universidad Del Pacifico Universidad Diego Portales Universidad Mayor Santiago

Roskilde University VIA University College [9] Finland Mikkeli Polytechnic Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences [10] France Ecole de Management de Normandie ESSCA Graduate School – Ecole De Management INSEEC L’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique [11] Germany BiTs – Business and Information Technology School Folkwang University of the Arts Hochschule fur Gestaltung Schwabisch Gmund Hochschule fur Kunste (University of the Arts Bremen)

[18] South Korea Hallym University Hanbat National University Hansung University Korean Academy of Film Arts [19] Spain Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona [20] Sweden Halmstad University Jonkoping University Linnaeus University Orebro University The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences [21] Switzerland Bern University of Applied Sciences

International School of Management - ISM

University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

Munich University of Applied Sciences [12] India Centre for Environment Planning and Tech [13] Ireland University of Limerick

Universidad UNIACC

[14] Mexico

[7] China

Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC)

Communication University of China

Ateneo de Manila University

Hochschule Wismar – University of Technology

Universidad Tecnologica de Chile (INACAP)

Beijing Dance Academy

[17] Philippines

Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores De Monterrey

North China University of Technology

[15] Netherlands

Shandong University of Finance and Economics

Arnhem Business School (Han University)

Shenzhen Polytechnic

Hanze University Groningen HZ University of Applied Sciences Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

For more information please check

[22] United Kingdom Chelsea College of Art and Design Edinburgh College of Art University of Gloucestershire University of Leicester University of Westminster University of Worcester [23] United States Florida Gulf Coast University North Dakota State University Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design The University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of Central Missouri Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

17 Explore your options The Unitec Study Abroad and Student Exchange programmes give international students the opportunity to study credit-bearing courses. You can choose to study within just one or many subject areas. You can also choose courses from any level, as long as you meet the entry requirements.

Applied Technology Subject areas >> Automotive Engineering >> Building Technology >> Electrotechnology >> Marine Technology


Community and Social Practice

Natural Sciences

Subject areas >> Community Development >> Counselling >> Social Work

Subject areas >> Animal Health, Management and Welfare >> Biodiversity Management

Computing and Information Technology Construction and Civil Engineering Subject areas >> Civil Engineering >> Construction Economics >> Construction Management >> Property Development

Design and Visual Arts Subject areas >> Graphic Design and Animation >> Interior Design >> Product and Furniture Design >> Photography and Media Arts >> Visual Arts

Subject area >> Architectural Studies


Business Studies

Subject areas >> Medical Imaging >> Human Biology

Subject areas >> Accounting >> Finance >> Management >> Marketing

Communication Studies Subject areas >> Event Management >> International Communication >> Media Studies >> Public Relations

Landscape Architecture Language Studies Subject areas >> English Language >> International Languages

MÄ ori Studies Subject areas >> Language and Culture

Performing and Screen Arts Subject areas >> Acting for Screen and Theatre >> Contemporary Dance >> Production Design Management >> Screen Arts

Sport Subject areas >> Coaching >> Management >> Physical Education

Postgraduate courses Subject areas >> Architecture >> Business >> Communication Studies >> Computing and Information Technology

Find out which courses are available to Study Abroad and Exchange students online: Select Inbound Study Abroad & Student Exchange Course List from the left-hand menu. Please note the full 2013 Study Abroad and Exchange course list will be available from September/ October 2012.

18 A – Z information Academic transcript

Eligibility of health services

A listing of all courses enrolled in and grades.

Most international students are not entitled to publicly-funded health services in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full cost of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health and can be viewed on their website

Attendance As required by conditions of your student visa, your attendance will be monitored.

Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students Unitec is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from Unitec or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at

Cost of living The recommended living allowance you will need for each academic year is approximately NZD 15, 000 for accommodation and general living expenses. The cost of these individual items will give you an idea of how much spending money you will need in New Zealand: Cappuccino/Latte NZD 4 McDonalds combo meal 6-8 Litre of milk 3.90 Bus ride from city to Unitec 3.40

Course Also known as a subject or paper, it is worth a set number of credits towards the qualification.

Medical and travel insurance International students are required to have a valid medical insurance policy for the duration of their stay in New Zealand. Unitec offers a full and cost-effective policy through Uni-Care. Details can be found on Information regarding this will be included in your offer of place.

Offer A formal letter given to students once they meet the requirements for entry.

Visas and immigration Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through Immigration New Zealand and can be viewed on their website at

“I chose Unitec because there is a wide range of courses in the communication programme and a great variety of business courses too. That was really important to me because in Germany I study ‘Journalism and Business Communication’. Lecturers give their best to make interesting and lively lessons. I am really enjoying my Unitec experience.”

Kristina Koeller, Germany

20 Planning your application Entry requirements

Full-time study


Unitec aims to accommodate students in classes at an appropriate level in relation to their previous study experience and skills.

A full-time programme of study at Unitec is considered to be 45 – 60 credits per semester. Your decision to take a certain amount of credits will depend on the requirements of your home institution and the level of courses.

The levels are standardised across New Zealand to the standards set by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Level 5 courses are first-year bachelor courses and do not normally require prerequisite courses for entry. Levels 6 and 7 indicate increased difficulty and complexity and rely on prior knowledge of the subject area. Evidence of meeting prerequisites is required for entry to level 6 and 7 courses.

Academic Study Abroad students must meet equivalent requirements in their home country for entry to degree programmes and have a good academic record.

English language Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate their proficiency in the English language. Acceptable academic measures include an overall band score of 6.0 in academic IELTS with no band less than 5.5,or 550 (213) in TOEFL with a TWE score of no less than 4.5 or 79 for internet-based TOEFL. Where English is the medium of instruction at a student’s home university, this may be accepted as evidence of adequate English language proficiency.

Academic year Arrival dates should be planned carefully to include the International Orientation Day, which is usually the Wednesday before the semester starts. Leaving dates should be planned to include examinations. You must be available up until the last published date of the semester to sit an exam, so please do not organise return flights before this date. To see specific dates please view our academic calendar on the inside back cover.

Course results and transfer of credit At the completion of your programme of studies at Unitec, you will receive a Notification of Course Results. An official academic transcript is available on application at a cost of NZD 20. Students should secure advance approval from their home universities for the particular courses in which they wish to enrol. It is strongly recommended that such arrangements be made prior to accepting a place at Unitec.

Unitec credits

Closing dates for applications Apply early! Applications that arrive three months prior to course commencement are likely to be processed in time for students to plan their travel and accommodation without difficulty. Later applications are less likely to get their first course choices.

Processing your application

One Unitec credit point is equal to 10-12 student learning hours. Hours include teaching, preparation of assessment requirements, reading and personal study.

Applications are considered individually, on a case-by-case basis. Fully-completed applications that include all requested information are processed more quickly. All applications are acknowledged on receipt.

Course codes

Accepting an Offer of Place

The course codes are usually four letters, which indicate the area of study (e.g. COMM for Communication, SPOR for Sport etc.) followed by four digits.

Full details about how to accept (or decline) an Offer of Place, how to pay tuition fees, and how to arrange accommodation will be included with your offer. phone +64 9 815 4302




How to apply 1

Ensure that you meet entry requirements and conditions of acceptance.


Choose the subject areas you would like to study.

Find out which courses are available to Study Abroad and Exchange students online. Visit www.studyabroad.unitec. and select Inbound Study Abroad & Student Exchange Course List from the left-hand menu.

 lease note the full 2013 Study Abroad and Exchange course P list will be available from September/ October 2012.

Contact us Study Abroad and Exchange Office


Complete the application form. Provide a reliable email address and write it clearly – most communication will be done by email.

139 Carrington Rd, Mt Albert Auckland 1025, New Zealand


List eight courses in order of preference, in case your first choice is not available, or there are timetable clashes. Choose courses that interest you, that are at an appropriate level for your previous study, and that are available in the right semester. Check that all course choices meet the requirements of your home institution.


Provide evidence of prerequisites (or prior learning), where required. This should include your academic record, which lists courses you have studied at degree level.


Attach a certified copy of your passport and evidence of English language proficiency.


Unitec Institute of Technology

Submit your application and wait for your Offer of Place letter.

phone +64 9 815 4302 fax +64 9 815 4333 email web



Privacy Statement Unitec collects and stores information about students to comply with various statutes, including the Education Act, the Public Finance Act, and the Inland Revenue Act. We also collect and store information to enable us to make decisions regarding your progress, and to provide you with evidence of your academic achievements. It may be disclosed to academic and administration staff where relevant to their duties, and also where relevant to other agencies such as the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education

Commission, NZ Qualifications Authority, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Career Services, tribal trusts and scholarship providers, Ministry of Immigration, Industry Training Organisations, Industry Licensing and Registration bodies, other tertiary institutions, previous secondary schools and providers of work experience for students in courses with a practical component. Please note that your name, date of birth, and residency as entered on this enrolment will be included in the National Student

Index, and will be used in an Authorised Information Matching programme with the NZ Birth Register. For further information please see In addition, when required by statute, we will release information to government agencies such as the NZ Police, Department of Justice, Inland Revenue, and the Accident Compensation Corporation. You have the right to see and correct information which has been collected by us.

or being cancelled. I authorise Immigration New Zealand and the Department of Labour to provide Unitec with any personal details regarding my immigration status, including any information that I have submitted to Immigration New Zealand in the course of

any visa or permit application. I agree to abide by all Unitec statutes, regulations, and policies as may be amended from time to time. I have read, understood, and accept the Refund Policy and the Privacy Statement.

Declaration I hereby declare that the information provided by me on this application form is true and correct. I understand that failure to disclose requested information or supplying false information may result in my application/enrolment not being processed

Refund Policy for International Study Abroad Students General provisions a. By accepting a place in a programme at Unitec, a student enters a contract with Unitec for the period that tuition fees have been paid. b. Students who wish to defer to the following semester must notify International no less than two weeks prior to the programme commencement. c. There is no automatic right to a refund of fees if a student changes his/her mind about studying at Unitec. d. If an international student is on a Unitec student visa and fails to enrol there will be no refund for the period the visa was granted.

e. All applications for refunds must be on the Application for Refund form (obtainable from Unitec International) and submitted in writing to the International office. Applications for refunds will be considered under the following categories a.  INZ has refused to grant an initial student visa for study in New Zealand. b.  INZ has refused to extend a student visa. Unitec is unable to proceed with the programme or classes offered.

Other refunds a. If a student wishes to withdraw from their programme and an International Application for Refund is received by International no less than two weeks

prior to the semester start date, a refund of 80% of tuition fees will be given. There will be no refund for International Applications for Refund received after this time. All refunds will be paid into the student’s account in their home country on sighting evidence that the student concerned has returned to their home country, or to the student in NZ on sighting a changed visa (e.g. Visitors Visa or Work Permit). In all instances INZ will be notified. b. The Director of International may approve refunds on a compassionate basis in exceptional circumstances (such as serious illness etc). The amount of the refund will be at the discretion of the Director of International

Student Application Form for Study Abroad/Exchange/ Fieldwork Placement You will require a student visa to undertake the study. Application for: Study Abroad

Exchange ________________________________________________

Fieldwork Placement

Agent ___________________________________________________

partner university

Student (applicant) details Family name

First name(s)

Date of birth (day/ month/ year)




Citizenship (as shown in passport)


Country of birth

Passport number

Issue date

Expiry date

Contact details: (permanent address in home country)

Contact details 12 months ago: (in New Zealand or overseas)

Telephone/mobile number:

Telephone/mobile number:

Student email address:

Student email address:

part A

Emergency contacts: one must be from your home country Name:


Relationship to you:

Relationship to you:

Telephone/mobile number:

Telephone/mobile number:

Country where they are living:

Country where they are living:

Which of the following most influenced your decision to apply to Unitec? Advertising (TV/radio/newspaper)

Education exhibition/fair


New Zealand High Commission/Embassy



Academic history Last year of Secondary or High School Country

Year completed

Tertiary studies (university or other study after leaving school) What is the first year you enrolled in a university or other tertiary institution in any country? (e.g. 2008) Qualification (e.g. Bachelor of Arts)

University/Tertiary Institution Country Completed 

Year completed

Yes No

Yes No

Evidence of English language proficiency

Current enrolment

(6.0 IELTS, 550 TOEFL or equivalent)

Which semester are you currently studying in?

part B

As per agreement with agent Certified copy of IELTS/TOEFL attached As per agreement with partner instituition









Application details (Study Abroad, Exchange and Fieldwork) Study Abroad, Exchange and Fieldwork Placement only. Please complete this section. Preferred start date

Please list 8 course choices you want to study in order of preferences. If applying for 2 semesters, please

Year ________

list 16 course choices. (Attach a second page).


Course code, e.g. ALAF2106

1 (February)


2 (July)


Full course name, e.g. Accounting Applications

part C

3 How long do you want


to study at Unitec?


One semester


Two semesters

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part D

Special needs Please complete this section if you live with the effects of significant injury, long-term illness or disability. Unitec seeks to provide an equality of opportunity for all students.

I require special needs support.

Please specify your type of injury, illness or disability (e.g. deafness):

Checklist 1. I have read and understood the terms and conditions of: The Privacy Statement The Declaration The Refund Policy for International Study Abroad Students Applicant

Unitec (Office use only)

2. All sections completed by student: 3. Attached: Certified copies of translated academic results

Evidence of English language proficiency

Certified copy of passport

Letter of introduction/CV (optional)

Portfolio, if required

Name (printed) in English Student’s signature Date signed

part E

Send your application to: Complete this form and send it with supporting documents to Unitec International by: email: (agents only – please do not use any other email address) or by courier: Unitec, International Office, 139 Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand or by mail: Private Bag 92025, Victoria St West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand All applications will be acknowledged. Use the ID number provided by Unitec in all future correspondence with Unitec staff.

2013 calendar JAN

7 14 21 28 Mon 28 – Auckland Anniversary Day



Wed 6 – Waitangi Day

11 18

Wed 20 - International Orientation Day


Mon 25 – Semester 1 begins


4 11 18 25 Fri 29 – Easter Friday


1 Mon 1 – Easter Monday 8 15 22 Mon 22 to Fri 3 May – Mid-Semester break Thur 25 - ANZAC Day 29


6 13 20 27


3 Mon 3 – Queen’s Birthday 10 Study week 17 Exam week 1 24 Exam week 2 Fri 28 – Semester 1 ends


1 Mon 1 to Fri 19 – Mid year break 8 15

Wed 17 - International Orientation Day

22 Mon 22 – Semester 2 begins 29 AUG

5 12 19 26


2 9 16 23

Mon 23 to Fri 4 – Mid-Semester break

30 OCT

7 14 21 28 Mon 28 – Labour Day


4 Study week 11 Exam week 1 18 Exam week 2 Fri 22 – Semester 2 ends 25


2 9 16 23  30

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Unitec’s Mt Albert campus

Unitec’s Mt Albert campus is set in 55 hectares of lawns, trees and gardens and is only 10 minutes' drive to Auckland city centre. phone +64 9 815 4302 fax +64 9 815 4333 web address Private Bag 92025, Victoria St West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand Mt Albert campus 139 Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand Northern campus 10 Rothwell Ave, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand Waitakere campus 5-7 Ratanui St, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand

Unitec 2013 Study Abroad  

Spend a semester or a year studying at Unitec on our Study Abroad and Exchange programme. This is a fantastic way to meet new friends and ex...

Unitec 2013 Study Abroad  

Spend a semester or a year studying at Unitec on our Study Abroad and Exchange programme. This is a fantastic way to meet new friends and ex...