Academic learning is the key to success, but learning outside the classroom is equally valuable. We encourage our students to make friends, have fun and fully embrace all aspects of New Zealand.
1000+ students from 50+ countries study at UP Education. Our main New Zealand campus is in the heart of central Auckland, with a second campus in Wellington where the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme is offered.
In Australia, we partner with the University of Tasmania, Charles Darwin University and Swinburne University of Technology.
The tutor system
We encourage you to develop good study habits and we offer personalised support to help you reach your goals. Each student is assigned a tutor to supervise the study and provide individual guidance, meeting regularly to check progress, celebrate success and overcome challenges.
Parent website and community portal
Parents and caregivers are kept up to date with student progress via a web-based portal. A unique login and password gives access to personal information, including on accommodation, daily timetables, attendance records and academic reports, as well as details of medical and travel insurance policies and student visas. The portal also has information on programmes, schedules and events.
Settling into study
Our Orientation programme helps you settle in when you first arrive. You’ll receive an information handbook that includes homestay and accommodation guidelines.
Transport and practical support
UP Education is on hand to provide students with the very best care and support. On arrival at the airport students will be greeted by an UP representative, who will deliver them to their accommodation. Those moving into a city apartment will be shown how to walk to the campus. For those booked into a homestay, the host family will ensure students know how to get to college, and help them buy tickets for public transport. On the first day of the course, support staff will be on hand to help organise banking, insurance, bus tickets and more.
Orientation day is the perfect introduction to UP International College. It’s a chance to meet other students, take a campus tour and be officially welcomed by our friendly deans, programme managers and teachers.
Students will choose their subjects, meet their teachers, and receive a student handbook, which is jam-packed with information about student life.
Students need to bring physical passport, valid visa, and insurance on the day to complete your enrolment.
The education provider will contact students around 2 weeks before the orientation day to confirm the orientation schedule.
Care & Wellbeing
Taking care of our students
Professional, experienced staff
Coping with a new culture
Adjusting to a new culture takes time. Our homestay families, tutors, welfare and pastoral care staff are always on hand to offer guidance and support. Students can also choose from a range of social, sporting, cultural and religious groups, which may help with emotional and spiritual health.
Personalised care and attention
Studying overseas is exciting and rewarding – but sometimes it can also be challenging. We are here to provide all the support and care students need to achieve their goals. The role of the Dean Deans support the tutors and teaching staff by monitoring attendance and academic progress, and carrying out disciplinary measures where required. If a teacher has a concern about a student, they talk to their tutor first, followed by the dean if necessary. Our teachers, tutors and deans work together closely to ensure students are happy and thriving.
International Student Support
International student support officers help students with accommodation, health, course guidance and pathway options, as well as administration issues such as visa renewals, banking and insurance.
Sonder Student Safety app
We have partnered with Sonder, a 24/7 personal safety and wellbeing service, to support all our international students. The Sonder app is for personal devices and has a number of features, like “Track My Journey” and “Check On Me”, that will help students live and study in New Zealand with confidence – if you are walking alone at night, going on a first date, or meeting up with a stranger to buy or sell goods, for example. Additionally, if you are feeling stressed, anxious, lonely or simply don’t know who to turn to, you can speak to Sonder’s multilingual support team anytime via live chat or phone, and they can even send in-person assistance if you need it. You will receive an activation email or text shortly before orientation. If you don’t get your email or text, you will be given a code to use at orientation.
Sports & hobbies
Competitions, tournaments & excursions
UP international College runs a student video competition, a chess tournament, movie nights and special theatre visits. Students choose from a range of activities including tramping, craft groups and cultural activities. We also offer group excursions to local attractions.