Certificate in University Preparation

CUP

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Duration

13 weeks full-time

Entry times

February, June, or November

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Duration

13 weeks full-time

Entry times

February, June, or November

Apply Now Got a Question?

Download Brochure

Overview

The Certificate in University Preparation (CUP) is designed to prepare Aotearoa New Zealand 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 are available.

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.

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

Contact us

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

Meet the team.