Guide to Applying

Applications for 2024 are now open. Visit myUC to apply now.

How to apply

Important note: If you are applying for a Teaching NZ Scholarship, it is recommended that you still apply to study link for funding as your scholarship may not come through in time for the programme start date. If that is the case, your Teaching NZ Scholarship can refund study link.

Applying to a teacher education programme at UC has 6 steps.

1. Apply to enrol at the University of Canterbury through myUC and read this important information about studying teacher education.    

2. Apply to the teacher education programme with the following materials:

3. Complete an online literacy and numeracy test.

4. Students who have met the above requirements will then be invited to an interview.

5. Provide two forms of evidence of your identity.

6. Complete a police background check before your programme begins.

It’s important to submit all documentation promptly, as your application will be held up if we have not received all required materials.

Application closing dates

  • Domestic application closing date: 1 December
  • Alternative Entry and Mātauranga Māori application closing date 1 December, but it's recommended you apply before 31 October
  • International application closing date: 31 October

There are no mid-year intakes. Please apply early, as some subject areas (Secondary only) have limited capacity. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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