Study at Gateway Antarctica
We offer a selection of postgraduate qualifications in Antarctic Studies including the limited entry Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies – the only programme in the world that provides students with the real-world experience of undertaking Antarctic research in Antarctica.
While you cannot major or minor in Antarctic Studies as an undergraduate student, you can take courses in the subject as part of any degree. The courses are a good addition to any Science degree and complement all majors. We also offer a popular online summer course for those with a thirst for Antarctic knowledge.
|May 1||Projects available on website|
|7 July||Applications close|
|31 July||Applicants will be notified|
|Mid August||Deadline for paying deposit|
|Early Sept||Enrolment process begins|
|Mid November||PCAS Programme commences
|November- January||Antarctic fieldtrip (dates vary)|
|Late January||Lectures end|
|Mid February||Final supervised project reports are due|
|1 April||PCAS results available|
All participants are selected via a competitive process. Participants need an approved degree and must pass a medical examination prescribed by Antarctica New Zealand to complete the Antarctic field component. The competitive process attracts high-calibre applicants from across a range of natural and social sciences disciplines, and from across the world
All students in the MASt and PCAS programmes must have selected a supervised project and made contact with the relevant supervisor before they are formally accepted onto the programme.
If you are interested in either programme, you will need to complete the form below and submit it to Gateway Antarctica (email@example.com) by 7 July.
For general scholarships see the UC Scholarships database.
For funding specifically for Antarctic-related study, see the list below.
Learn more about Antarctic Studies at UC, including recommended preparation and career opportunities.
Get the rundown on ANTA 101 – our 6-week summer school introduction to Antarctic Studies.
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