International Student Orientation

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 WelTec. Your Offer of Place to WelTec 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 WelTec campuses and your new city

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


International Student Orientation dates 2019

Trimester 1    
Date Programme Location
22/02/2019 Engineering Programmes WelTec, Petone campus, (21 Kensington Avenue, Lower Hutt)
28/02/2019 & 01/03/2019 All Other Programmes WelTec, Petone campus, (21 Kensington Avenue, Lower Hutt)
04/03/2019 New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Programmes Whitireia, Porirua campus (3 Wi Neera Drive, Porirua)
Trimester 2    
11/07/2019 & 12/07/2019 All Programmes WelTec, Petone campus, (21 Kensington Avenue, Lower Hutt)


This information is correct as of January, 2019