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University of Canterbury


This university is on the other side of the world. Located on the southern island in New Zealand's second largest city. Established in 1873 by scholars from Oxford and Cambridge, the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, has an international reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. It is a green campus, set in a vast landscape, yet in a central location: only 15 minutes from the city and airport.

Deadlines for nomination:
Apply for nomination to the International Office Law before 1 March in order to be included in the first nomination round of the next academic year (for both first and second semester exchange) After the first round selection takes place on a 'first come first serve' basis.

Each year, four students may go on exchange for one semester or two students may go on exchange for a full year at the University of Canterbury.

Course information:
Almost all courses are available to exchange students, with the exception of the courses as named in the fact sheet (level 2000). Conversational Maori for Absolute Beginners and SPCO126 Land Journeys and Ethics are special courses for exchange students.

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 7.0 to be admitted.

Language requirements:
For Bachelor's students, a language statement from the faculty is sufficient. Master's students must submit an English language test, as described here. An International Baccalaureate degree may be considered.

In principle, accommodation on campus is guaranteed for all exchange students. More on housing can be found here.

Practical information:
Fact sheet (pdf, 239 kB)
Incoming exchange students

Academic calendar:
First semester: February - June
Second semester: July - November
(Semesters are reversed!)
See key dates

Finances (on average):
Travel expenses: €1000,-
Living Expenses (rent included): € 1500,-
Rent: € 600,-