Border exemptions for international students

UC are working closely with Universities New Zealand and the Ministry of Education to welcome a small number of international students back to Aotearoa New Zealand, and the UC campus, in 2021.

“The University of Canterbury’s top priority is the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders, and we’re proud of the work of UC academics and researchers, including Michael Plank, Alex James and Arin Basu, in highlighting the best practice in the fight against COVID-19. UC students overseas have had their study severely impacted, and we’re delighted that a small number will soon be able to return to Aotearoa to complete their studies.”
Tracey Wilson, Director of International Relations, University of Canterbury.

International postgraduate students returning to UC

In late 2020, a small number of international postgraduate students were approved to return to the UC campus following the initial government exemption, which will see up to 250 international postgraduate students return to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2021 to continue their research studies.

For more on the border exemption for international postgraduate students, including their COVID-19 and Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) requirements, click here> 

International undergraduate students returning to UC

In early 2021, following the success of the initial border exemption process, the New Zealand government announced a second exemption that would allow up to 1,000 undergraduate students to return to Aotearoa New Zealand, in stages, to continue their tertiary study.

New Zealand’s education sector are working closely to identify the students eligible for the new exemption. We will be in touch with those who we believe will fit into our allocations, once final details have been confirmed.

For more on the border exemption for international undergraduate students, including their COVID-19 and Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) requirements, click here>