Summer School

Summer school 20/21

The University offers a wide selection of undergraduate, postgraduate and preparatory courses in a range of subjects over summer (November-February). If you’re looking at a new career direction, Summer School at UC is a great way to fast track you study. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to shorten the duration of your degree, spread your workload or improve your academic skills. Talk to us today.

FutureU study grants available for summer school 2020 enrolments (November start)

UC is providing study grants of up to $7,500 per person to subsidise tuition fees for those who have been impacted by COVID-19. Applicants must have been in continuing employment and their employment has been terminated, suspended or their hours have been severely reduced (40% or more) due to COVID-19. Applicants must be nominated by their employer (self–employed are entitled too) and be eligible to enter a qualification of the University of Canterbury. See entry criteria and study options.

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Summer courses

We have summer courses starting in November 2020 and January 2021. See the individual course pages for timetable and fees.

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Preparatory options over summer

We offer several preparatory options over summer that are specifically designed for new UC students.

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How to enrol

Find out important dates for enrolment and details on how to enrol for summer courses.

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Apply for 2020/2021 summer courses

You can now enrol online for November start summer courses. From 1 October you will also be able to enrol online for January start summer courses.

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Study guidelines

The short duration of summer courses makes them different from full semester courses. For more information, read the Summer Study Guidelines.  

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During the University Summer School Programme, students have the option to stay at several of the halls of residence

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Summer scholarships

Unfortunately no Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarships will be offered in summer 2020/2021.

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Support and services

Many of our supporters and service providers remain open over the summer, and UC Security staff is always available to offer help and advice. 

Summer School brochure 2020/21

2020/2021 Summer School brochure

Download the 2020/2021 Summer Courses brochure.