Certificate in University Preparation

CUP

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Duration

13 weeks full-time

Entry times

February, July, or November

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Duration

13 weeks full-time

Entry times

February, July, or November

Apply Now Got a Question?

Download Brochure

Overview

The Certificate in University Preparation (CUP) is designed to prepare Aotearoa New Zealand citizens or permanent residents for university study. The CUP programme provides an inclusive and supportive learning environment with small classes and individual attention to help you develop your confidence to succeed at university.

CUP is recommended for people who have been out of study for a while and want to refresh their study skills, or school leavers who want to gain University Entrance. Courses are delivered in small classes that could include a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, exercises, and group tasks.

CUP is a one-semester programme of study for full-time students, with three intakes per year. Flexible part-time and distance options are also available. Full-time study could mean up to 40 hours of study per week, including up to 24 hours of classes and time spent on self-directed learning.

The core course, TRNS 001 Academic Writing and Study Skills is delivered in partnership with Hagley College in the February and July intakes.

The CUP programme will help you to develop the skills necessary for successful university study, including:

  • subject knowledge for pathways to degree programmes
  • study and time-management skills
  • oral and written communication skills for a variety of contexts
  • analytical, critical, and problem solving skills
  • information literacy skills
  • interpersonal, group, and teamwork skills.

The CUP programme provides an environment for students to:

  • build relationships with peers
  • connect with the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
  • plan for future study.

For the full qualification requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in University Preparation.

Contact us

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

Meet the team.