Certificate of Proficiency
If you want to study for one semester or one year at the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC) and do not want to complete a full qualification, you may apply for a Certificate of Proficiency.
The Certificate of Proficiency gives you the opportunity to select a single course or multiple courses of choice to meet your learning needs.
If you successfully complete a Certificate of Proficiency, your results are recorded on your academic transcript and can be recognised through a printed certificate.
If you decide to stay at UC to complete a formal qualification, the courses taken may be credited towards your qualification. Your academic record will have to be assessed by the relevant College to ensure you have fulfilled the prerequisite conditions.
Incoming study abroad and exchange
See the Study Abroad Prospectus | Ako Ki Tāwāhi for more information about course options and life in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The standard admission requirements apply depending on the level you want to study at. You also need to make sure that you meet any course specific requirements. Search for the specific course or subject you want to study on Qualifications and courses.
How to apply
Depending on the level of the course or courses you want to study, see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications or apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
For study planning help, contact the UC Liaison Office | Te Rōpū Takawaenga o UC.