Certificate in University Preparation

CUP

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Duration

6 months full-time

Entry times

February, July or November

Fees

NZD $2,980

Based on 2018
estimate based on 120 points

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Duration

6 months full-time

Entry times

February, July or November

Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

Overview

The Certificate in University Preparation (CUP) is designed to prepare NZ citizens or permanent residents for University study. CUP meets the requirements for University Entrance and is recommended for people who have been out of study for a substantial period and want to refresh their study skills. CUP courses provide an inclusive and supportive learning environment to help you develop your confidence to succeed at university.

For full-time students, CUP is a one semester programme of study. Part-time and distance/flexible options exist.

Students who successfully complete the programme will be eligible to apply for entry to 100-level degree courses at UC.

The CUP programme will help you to develop the skills necessary for successful university study, including:

  • acquiring subject knowledge for pathways to degree programmes
  • study and time-management skills
  • oral and written communication skills for a variety of contexts
  • analytical, critical and problem solving skills
  • information literacy skills
  • interpersonal, group and teamwork skills
  • build relationships with peers.

Contact us

For the full qualification requirements see the Regulations for the Certificate in University Preparation.

For more information contact the Student Transitions and Engagement team:

Student Transitions and Engagement

University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

Private Bag 4800

Christchurch 8140

New Zealand

Phone+64 3 369 3337

Email transitions@canterbury.ac.nz