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Immigration NZ Visa Processing Update

We  have received recent communication from Immigration New Zealand extending the current visa processing suspension for offshore visa applications. The extension is until 6th February 2022. This means that if students are not part of an exception cohort they are not able to apply for a visa before this time.

However:
• People who meet the border exception criteria, or who are in a QFT (Quarantine Free Travel) zone are not affected by the suspension
• The suspension can be lifted if the border restrictions change

Please note this does not prevent the possibility of further execption cohorts or QFT zones being created prior to 6 February 2022. UC continues to participate in working groups to advocate for future exception cohorts.

IRO have contacted both current and prospective students to convey this message. Here is the message sent to offer students.

With this change, opportunities for international students to  enter New Zealand for studies in 2022 are limited.  In light of this announcement, we are working with International Deans and marketing teams to confirm online offerings for 2022 as soon as possible.

Ngā Mihi,
IRO

Singapore University Corruption Spam Email

Some staff may have received a SPAM email yesterday that had allegations about Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). We have a partner relationship with NUS and we were in touch with them to firstly let them know the email had been shared at UC and to discuss the situation with them. Their response has been that they would simply like us to disregard the email and refer to this article on Channel News Asia that contains their response and NTU’s:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/universities-deny-research-misconduct-allegations-ntu-nus-14536688

Our IT team are also investigating the incident and have blocked the sender.  If you have further questions, please get in touch with Tracey Wilson in the International Relationships Office.