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Guide to applying for teacher education

23 November 2023

If you're applying for a Teaching NZ Scholarship, we recommend you still apply to StudyLink for funding as your scholarship might not come through in time for the programme start date. If that happens, your Teaching NZ Scholarship can refund StudyLink.

 

Applying to a teacher education programme at UC has 6 steps.

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1

Apply to enrol at UC

1. Apply to enrol at the University of Canterbury through myUC and read this important information about studying teacher education.    

2

Apply to the teacher education programme

Apply to the teacher education programme with the following materials:

3

Complete an online literacy test

4

Interview

Students who have met the above requirements will then be invited to an interview.

5

Proof of identity

6

Complete a Police background check

Complete a Police background check before your programme begins.

It’s important to submit all documentation promptly, as your application will be held up if we have not received all required materials.

Application closing dates

  • Domestic application closing date: 1 December
  • Alternative Entry and Mātauranga Māori application closing date 1 December, but it's recommended you apply before 31 October
  • International application closing date: 31 October

There are no mid-year intakes. Please apply early, as some subject areas (Secondary only) have limited capacity. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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