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 Information for students under 18 years

If you're under 18 years of age when you start your study at UCOL | Te Pūkenga, the following rules apply until you turn 18 years old. It's important that you and your parents or legal guardians read the following information:


Parental/legal guardian signatures are required on all agreements with UCOL | Te Pūkenga

  • Under 18 International Application Form
  • Offer of Place
  • Withdrawal Form
  • Homestay Agreements
  • International Students Designated Caregiver Agreement
  • Indemnity Document for Students Living with a Designate Caregiver

Up-to-date contact details for your parents/legal guardians

UCOL | Te Pūkenga requires the current contact details for your parents/legal guardians. If there are any changes, you need to advise UCOL | Te Pūkenga promptly.

Accommodation

During your studies with UCOL | Te Pūkenga you'll need to stay with a relative, close family friend or UCOL | Te Pūkenga approved homestay. 

In the case that you intend to live with a relative or close family friend, you'll need to supply signed copies of the International Students Designated Caregiver Agreement and Indemnity Document for Students Living with a Designate Caregiver forms. 

In accordance with the Education (Code of Practice) for the Pastoral Care of International Students, 2016:
  • A UCOL | Te Pūkenga representative will visit the home to ensure the environment is safe
  • UCOL | Te Pūkenga will carry out police vetting of all adults over the age of 18 years living in the household
  • If the designated caregiver is approved, UCOL | Te Pūkenga will maintain regular contact with the designated caregiver
  • If the designated caregiver is not approved, then you will be required to move into approved homestay accommodation until you turn 18 years.

Living in a homestay is a good option for international students. Read about the benefits, approximate costs and get an application form from our Accommodation page.

Orientation for parents

Parents/Legal guardians and homestay parents are welcome to attend orientation at UCOL | Te Pūkenga (see below). If this is not possible, then UCOL | Te Pūkenga can provide access to orientation information on request.

Parental feedback

All under 18 year old international students will meet with UCOL | Te Pūkenga support staff on a regular basis to ensure your continued wellbeing and academic progress.  Reports of these meetings will be sent to your parents / legal guardians.

If you are under 18 years at the end of your programme of study your parents / legal guardian are required to provide UCOL | Te Pūkenga with written confirmation giving details of the handover of care for you whilst remaining in New Zealand.

If you're under 18 years of age when you start your study at UCOL | Te Pūkenga, the following rules apply until you turn 18 years old. It's important that you and your parents or legal guardians read the following information:


Parental/legal guardian signatures are required on all agreements with UCOL | Te Pūkenga

  • Under 18 International Application Form
  • Offer of Place
  • Withdrawal Form
  • Homestay Agreements
  • International Students Designated Caregiver Agreement
  • Indemnity Document for Students Living with a Designate Caregiver

Up-to-date contact details for your parents/legal guardians

UCOL | Te Pūkenga requires the current contact details for your parents/legal guardians. If there are any changes, you need to advise UCOL | Te Pūkenga promptly.

Accommodation

During your studies with UCOL | Te Pūkenga you'll need to stay with a relative, close family friend or UCOL | Te Pūkenga approved homestay. 

In the case that you intend to live with a relative or close family friend, you'll need to supply signed copies of the International Students Designated Caregiver Agreement and Indemnity Document for Students Living with a Designate Caregiver forms. 

In accordance with the Education (Code of Practice) for the Pastoral Care of International Students, 2016:
  • A UCOL | Te Pūkenga representative will visit the home to ensure the environment is safe
  • UCOL | Te Pūkenga will carry out police vetting of all adults over the age of 18 years living in the household
  • If the designated caregiver is approved, UCOL | Te Pūkenga will maintain regular contact with the designated caregiver
  • If the designated caregiver is not approved, then you will be required to move into approved homestay accommodation until you turn 18 years.

Living in a homestay is a good option for international students. Read about the benefits, approximate costs and get an application form from our Accommodation page.

Orientation for parents

Parents/Legal guardians and homestay parents are welcome to attend orientation at UCOL | Te Pūkenga (see below). If this is not possible, then UCOL | Te Pūkenga can provide access to orientation information on request.

Parental feedback

All under 18 year old international students will meet with UCOL | Te Pūkenga support staff on a regular basis to ensure your continued wellbeing and academic progress.  Reports of these meetings will be sent to your parents / legal guardians.

If you are under 18 years at the end of your programme of study your parents / legal guardian are required to provide UCOL | Te Pūkenga with written confirmation giving details of the handover of care for you whilst remaining in New Zealand.

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