Help to plan your overseas study
Outgoing Exchanges programmes
The outgoing student exchange programme permits a University of Canterbury student to study for one semester or up to one year at a university overseas.
Incoming Exchange programmes (Study Abroad)
Study Abroad students may either make applications directly to the University of Canterbury or through a Study Abroad programme based in their home country.
Admission information for International Students
Planning your overseas study
- Begin planning overseas study at least 12-18 months ahead of when the study is to commence.
- Do not underestimate the challenges involved, such as identifying the most suitable study programmes, cost, language barriers, study/work visa requirements, bonding issues, etc.
- Seek advice from your department’s academic staff on appropriate overseas universities and potential supervisors. Talk with International Students about their experience.
- Build networks with overseas universities in the relevant department and International Office.
- Consider all funding options: scholarships, funding providers and businesses and departments.
NZAID New Zealand's International Aid and Development Agency
NZAID is the agency within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade that manages New Zealand's official development assistance (ODA) programme and provides policy advice on international development issues. NZAID has its own Vote and management arrangements tailored to its core business.
International scholarship search sites
Several other international organisations may offer financial support for study abroad.
- UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation website
- UNDP - United Nations Development Programme website
- Unido - United Nations Industrial Development Organisation website
- The World Bank website
- Asian Development Bank website
Information concerning the tests (SAT, GME and GMAT) required for studying in the USA, and their availability in NZ can be found at Fulbright New Zealand website
- CSO - CollegeSource Online website
- USNews website - rankings
- Fulbright New Zealand website
- Fulbright NZ Awards Calendar - list of NZ Scholarships 2009 (PDF, 44KB)
- Education UK (British Council) website
- Universities UK website
- CSFP - Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan website
- Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website - Postgraduate Study in the United Kingdom
- "I want to study in Germany" website
- German Research Foundation website
- Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Friedrich Ebert Foundation) website
- Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung (Friedrich Naumann Foundation) website
- Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung (Hanns Seidel Foundation) website
- Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Heinrich Böll Foundation) website
- Katholischer Akademischer Ausländerdienst (Catholic Academic Exchange Service) website
- Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Konrad Adenauer Foundation) website
- Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation) website