Study Abroad and Exchange
Study Abroad and Exchange Programmes at UC
Studying overseas is a life-changing experience that broadens your horizons and opens a global network of opportunities. Develop yourself academically, geographically and culturally by studying in another country and kick start your career with a global perspective. Check out our 2017 Study Abroad Prospectus for more information.
The Study Abroad programme is for students wanting to study at UC for one or more semesters as part of an overseas degree.
If you are studying at one of UC’s partner institutions you may be eligible for the incoming student exchange programme.
If you are an incoming student applying to study at UC under the Study Abroad or Student Exchange programme, you should submit your application by the 15th of April for Semester Two 2016 programmes, and by the 15th of November for Semester One 2017 programmes. Applications after these dates will be processed, but please ensure you allow enough time to make the necessary preparations, including applying for a visa.
Applications for accommodation are due by the 1st of May for Semester Two 2016 programmes and by the 1st of December for 2017 programmes.
Current UC students looking at the outgoing student exchange programmes should check deadlines here.
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook and see first-hand how our Study Abroad and Exchange students are experiencing life in New Zealand.
Scholarships and financial aid
A number of scholarships are available for Study Abroad students. No separate application form is required. Search for scholarships.
Browse through UC's extensive range of courses and qualifications to discover where you would like to study.
See how our Study Abroad and Exchange students experience New Zealand.
Jessica enrolled in CHCH101 while at UC and learnt critical volunteering and community engagement skills which she then applied to her hometown of Illinois after it was struck by a tornado.
See why Christchurch was listed by Lonely Planet and The New York Times as a "must-see" city bouncing back with new energy and inventiveness.
Help fund your travel to New Zealand with one of our Study Abroad scholarships.
Learn from the best. UC is ranked within the top 250 Universities worldwide.
Study Abroad student
Maggie applied her academic interests in Water Resources with a UC run internship project during her study abroad experience.
A student's adventure
See how Study Abroad student Bryce LaCourse experienced life at UC with this clip chronicling his semester in New Zealand.