Since 2008 The University of Cambridge and the University of Canterbury have had an reciprocal academic exchange programme with the first visits under the Cambridge/Canterbury Academic Exchange Programme happenning in 2009.
The two universities have a lengthy association and the goal of the Cambridge/Canterbury Academic Exchange Programme is to build on the academic links that have already been developed and to benefit the students and staff of both universities by the regular exchange of academic staff members.
The purpose of Visting Cambridge Fellowships at Canterbury is for Cambridge academics to teach UC students. In each yearly round there is a total of two Cambridge fellowships per year. Nominations are assessed by the Assistant Vice-Chancellor on a competitive basis. Applications are called for each February with a closing date of May of the year before the exchange will take place. Decisions are expected to be notified to applicants in August/September. Applications forms are available on the intranet for UC staff only.