The University offers a wide selection of undergraduate, postgraduate and preparatory courses in a range of subjects over summer (November-February). Taking a summer course gives you an opportunity to get ahead by shortening the time it takes to complete your degree or to catch up by retaking courses you failed or withdrew from during the year. You can spread your workload, catch up after taking introductory courses during the year, enrol in summer only, improve your academic skills and if eligible you can receive StudyLink assistance over summer.
We have degree courses starting in November 2018 and January 2019. See the individual course pages for timetable and fees.
Preparatory courses are non-credit, catch-up preparatory courses that can help prepare you for first-year degree study.
Apply online with myUC or phone the Contact Centre on +64 3 369 3999 or freephone in New Zealand 0800 VARSITY (827 748).
The short duration of summer courses makes them different from full semester courses. For more information, read the Summer Study Guidelines.
A UC Summer Research Scholarship provides the opportunity to work on a supervised research project for 400 hours over the summer period.
Many of our supporters and service providers remain open over the summer, and UC Security staff is always available to offer help and advice.