Apply for transition programmes

Guide to Enrolment

The Guide to Enrolment offers you information on how to enrol at UC for study, including application dates and course details. 

Step 1. Ensure you meet the entry requirements

Admission to UC for transition programmes is based on your previous study and results.

Entry requirements for each programme vary so you need to check the individual programme listing.

Step 2. Complete your application and pay your fees

The application process for each transition programme is outlined below, including relevant forms. 

Certificate in English for University Study application form

Complete the online form above to apply for the Certificate in English for University Study.

You will pay your fees directly to CCEL College of English.

More information

CCEL
Phone 
+64 3 343 3790
Online enquiry www.ccel.co.nz/contact/

Location
University of Canterbury Campus, Solway Avenue, Ilam, Christchurch 

Postal address
CCEL Christchurch
PO Box 31212
Christchurch 8444
New Zealand 

Apply to enrol online now with myUC, UC's student online portal, available to anyone anywhere.

You will pay your fees to UC once your application has been approved. For more details on this process see pay your fees.

More information

Student Transitions and Engagement
Phone 
+64 3 369 3337
Email transitions@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Level 2, Forestry Building

Foundation Studies Certificate application form

Submit your application online with UCIC. You need to know which programme you want to study, and which date you want to start.

You also need to have electronic copies of your academic transcripts, which you will need to attach to your online application.

You will pay your fees directly to UCIC.

More information

UCIC
Phone 
+64 3 260 4300 or 0800 824 269 (0800 UCICNZ) - NZ only
Email info@ucic.ac.nz

Location
20 Kirkwood Avenue
Ilam
Christchurch

Postal Address
UC International College
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Headstart (Enrolments open 1 October 2021)

Summer 2022
Start date: 3 January; End date: 13 February

How to enrol

You can enrol by calling the Contact Centre on +64 3 369 3999 or Freephone: 0800 VARSITY (0800 827 748 – within New Zealand only)

Qualification

Certificate of Proficiency Preparatory (COP PREP)

Headstart Courses – select one:

2022 Course Fee

  • $799.00 (Domestic)
  • $3,600.00 (International)

Further information

For more information contact the Student Transitions and Engagement team:

Student Transitions and Engagement
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand
Phone +64 3 369 3337
Email transitions@canterbury.ac.nz

For assistance with planning your Headstart course of study contact the Programme Coordinator:

Gareth Morgan
Email: gareth.morgan@canterbury.ac.nz

UC STAR Coordinator

Sarah Saywell

Phone:  +64 3 369 1884

Email:   star@canterbury.ac.nz

In person:   Te Pātaka, Puaka-James Hight building

More information

The STAR Programme website has further information about the programme, including entry requirements, course list, timetables, fees and contact details.

University Transfer Programme application form

Submit your application online with UCIC. You need to know which programme you want to study, and which date you want to start.

You also need to have electronic copies of your academic transcripts, which you will need to attach to your online application.

You will pay your fees directly to UCIC.

More information

UCIC
Phone 
+64 3 260 4300 or 0800 824 269 (0800 UCICNZ) - NZ only
Email info@ucic.ac.nz

Location
20 Kirkwood Avenue
Ilam
Christchurch

Postal Address
UC International College
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Document requirements

As part of the admissions process you will need to submit a number of documents. Only original or certified true copies of academic certificates and transcripts will be accepted.

If English translations are necessary they should be certified translations.

Documents may be certified as true copies by:

  • A justice of the peace
  • A notary public
  • A solicitor
  • A commissioner of oaths
  • An official of the institution that issued the document

Step 3. Get prepared for University

UC offers a range of support and essential services on campus that will help you ease into academic life.