English language and foundation studies

If you don’t meet the English Language or academic requirements for direct entry to UC, our partner organisations on campus offer several preparatory programmes to get you ready for study at UC.

Options to meet the English language requirements

There are two ways to meet the requirements for direct entry to UC:

1. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) - Pathway to UC

CCEL (Christchurch College of English Language Ltd.) provides an English for Academic Purposes Pathway to UC. If you are an international student or permanent resident and have narrowly missed the English language requirements for UC, this 12 week programme on campus may be suitable for you. Once you have successfully complete EAP and achieve the necessary grades and if you also meet the academic entrance requirements, you can apply to study at UC.

2. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Test Centre on UC campus

The IELTS Test Centre is located at the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) on the Dovedale Campus of UC in Christchurch. The opening hours are 9.30 am - 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday. 
You can check the test dates and make your booking here: www.canterbury.ac.nz/cem/ielts-information-and-booking/