|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Program Dates & Deadlines:||Click here to view|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Type:||Study Abroad (semester)|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Prerequisite:||NO|
|Program Features:||Academic Study||Degree Level:||3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior|
|Time Away:||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester||Housing options:|
|Program Group:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Adviser:||Jordan Zilla|
- Princeton application deadline: October 16, 2020
- Canterbury application deadline: November 15, 2020
The UniversityThe University of Canterbury (UC) is a prestigious destination that is ranked in the world’s top 250 universities. It has also been awarded a 5-Star QS ranking for internationally-renowned research and teaching. UC offers a stimulating range of courses, a vibrant campus environment with students from around the globe and a great student lifestyle.
The SettingUC is located in Christchurch, New Zealand, the third largest city in the country, which is situated in the middle of the south island, known for its natural beauty, beaches, and mountains. In addition to being a recreational paradise, Christchurch is one of New Zealand's creative hubs for the arts, fashion, cafes, street art, and a thriving innovation scene.
Courses:Students will enroll in a full course-load while at UC, which is 60 Canterbury "units" (typically four courses.) Courses can be found in the areas of the Humanities, Engineering, Social Sciences, STEM, and more. Check out the UC course catalog for a list of all courses. Note that "subjects" are considered "courses" at UC.
Applicants must have a B average for the fall and spring semesters of the academic year preceding the year or semester abroad.
Grading & Credits:
For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.
Fall semester typically runs from early July to early November
Spring semester typically runs from early February to late June
You can view exact program dates on the university’s academic calendar.
Most study abroad students stay at Ilam Apartments on campus, run through the UC Accommodation Student Village. The self-catered 4 or 5 bedroom apartments offer you independent living with the bonus of living on-campus in a secure and supportive study environment. To read more about accommodations at UC, visit the UC accommodations website.
Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.
Passport and Visa
Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program. For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.
You need to obtain a student visa to study in New Zealand for more than 3 months. Please visit the New Zealand embassy website for more information.
Application ProcessStudents interested in applying to this program should complete the following steps:
- Open an application in GPS, which can be accessed by clicking "apply now" at the top of this page, and submit all documents and required materials according to the GPS deadline.
- Submit a program application to the University of Canterbury.
Start planning your study abroad experience!
- Make an appointment with a study abroad adviser
- Contact a Global Ambassador
- Attend an OIP event or info session
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