Global opportunities

UC Business School wants all students to benefit from international experiences as part of their studies, whether it is spending a semester abroad at one of our partner universities through the UC Global Exchange programme, participating in an overseas study tour or short course, or joining a virtual or on-campus experience.

Tāroia | UC Global Exchange programme allows you to study for one or two semesters at a UC partner university overseas, earning credit towards your UC degree. Some of the advantages of an overseas exchange include:

  • It's an unparalleled opportunity to meet like-minded people and make life-long friends.
  • It's the perfect way to experience a different culture and improve your foreign language skills.
  • Being exposed to different teaching styles will enhance your learning.
  • An international exchange will look great on your CV.
  • It's a life-changing experience that will benefit your personal and professional development.

Dates:

The earliest time you can go on an exchange is in the second semester of your second year at UC 

The BCom International Business major is designed to make it easy for you to go on exchange during the second semester of your second year. You can also go on exchange in your third year of studies, but as the International Business major has required courses in both third year semesters, you will need to make sure that you can find equivalent courses at the partner institution if it is important for you to graduate in three years.

If you are completing another BCom major, you can also go on an exchange in your second or third year of studies. Again, to facilitate progress through your degree, it is useful to choose a partner institution that offers equivalent courses to the required courses for your major.

Applications close:

To go on exchange in S2 2023 – 1 November 2022

Cost:

Your tuition fees, levy and other non-tuition fees applicable are paid directly to UC and you do not incur any international tuition fees while you are on exchange. If you are eligible for a student loan or allowance at UC, you will continue to be eligible while you are on exchange, provided that you meet the requirements of Studylink. You will be responsible for all of your own travel and living expenses.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to for the UC Global Exchange programme you must normally have a B average or higher, although students with marginally lower grades may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the partner institution/s you wish to go to, there may be a limit to the number of students who can go there each semester or additional requirements that students must meet. Once a student has been selected for a particular exchange, the student will be directed to apply to the partner university for admission as a non-degree exchange student.

More information: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/study-abroad-and-exchange/outgoing-exchange-current-uc-students/

Contact: businessinternational@canterbury.ac.nz

Apply here

Build your international management and business expertise with a European focus by spending two-weeks at Audencia Business School in Nantes, France. You will enjoy a combination of coursework, weekly company visits, group projects and exciting extracurricular activities.

  • Dates: 9-20 January or 16-27 January 2023
  • Credit: 15 points of unspecified 200-level Commerce credit if you successfully complete any two of the following courses:
    • Psychology of Money & Consumer Behavior
    • Cross-cultural Management & Human Development
    • European Politics & Business: Study Trip to Brussels, Belgium
  • Eligibility: 180 points completed towards the BCom at UC (with at least a B- GPA) of which at least 60 points must be at 200-level. Your application may be conditionally approved if you will meet the points eligibility requirement at the end of 2022 S2, subject to passing all of your 2022 S2 courses and maintaining a B- GPA
  • Cost: Standard UC tuition fee for a 15-point undergraduate Business course plus €100 Audencia administrative fee (and travel, accommodation, and living costs)
  • Financial support: $1,500 scholarships available to subsidise the cost of travel (limited number available, conditions apply)

About Audencia Business School

About Nantes

  • 6th largest city in France with over 650,000 inhabitants
  • Historic, vibrant, and green city
  • Located 50km from the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic coast and only 2 hours to Paris by train

Discover more about the Audencia Winter in France programme

Contact: businessinternational@canterbury.ac.nz

Apply here before 30 October 2022

Learn about the international business world in Europe through this two-week programme taught entirely in English comprising interactive live classes and breakout discussions, with a schedule designed for students in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Dates: 15-27 January 2023
  • Credit: 15 points of unspecified 200-level Commerce credit
  • Eligibility: 120 points completed towards the BCom at UC (with at least a B- GPA). Your application may be conditionally approved if you will meet the points eligibility requirement at the end of 2022 S2, subject to passing all of your 2022 S2 courses and maintaining a B- GPA
  • Cost: Standard UC tuition fee for a 15-point undergraduate Business course plus €125 WHU administrative fee
  • Financial support: $200 scholarships available to subsidise the administration fee (limited number available, conditions apply)

About WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

Discover more about the WHU Doing Business in Europe programme

Read about the experience of past UC participant Emily Schleuss

See the 2022 schedule 

Contact: businessinternational@canterbury.ac.nz

Apply here before 20 November 2022

For enquiries please contact:

Will Shannon

Internationalisation Director
Meremere 528c
Internal Phone: 93753

Siti Karina

Internationalisation Officer
Meremere 528c
Internal Phone: 91582