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Extended deadline for Student Exchange applications

Did assignments get in the way of your Student Exchange application? Great news, the deadline to apply for the UC Student Exchange Programme in Semester 2 2019 has been extended to Friday 21 September.

The UC Student Exchange programme gives you the opportunity to study for a semester or a year at one of UC’s partner universities worldwide as part of your UC degree.

With over 60 partner universities around the globe, you can choose to study in some amazing locations including Beijing, Singapore, Spain, France, United Kingdom, United States of America and many more.

  • Pay tuition fees to UC, get an international experience
  • Travel and see new places
  • Study at some of the most prestigious universities for teaching and research around the world
  • Meet new people and develop life-long friendships around the world
  • Credit applied to your UC degree (subject to approvals from appropriate departments and Colleges)
  • Receive UC’s economy airfare offer (conditions apply)

UCSA 2019 Exec President Sam Brosnahan spent a semester at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and believes anyone whose degree programme offers the chance to go on exchange should do it.

‘Go on exchange! Anywhere around the world, but in particular choose somewhere outside your comfort zone. Go somewhere with a different language and culture to New Zealand because you’ll learn so many new skills and appreciate different cultures.’

Find out more
Check out the UC Student Exchange website for all you need to know about going on exchange, including where you can go and how to apply.

Exchange opportunities including at Sciences Po Paris

Did you know you can spend a semester on exchange at one of over 60 exchange partners (including Sciences Po Paris) as part of your degree?

With courses available in both English and French, the Sciences Po Paris exchange is a great option for students with limited or no background in French. For students who have a level of French language, this is a fantastic opportunity to become immersed in the culture and lifestyle, while further developing your language skills!

Through the UC Student Exchange Programme, you can have the unique opportunity to study at partner universities throughout the world in amazing locations like China, Singapore, Spain, France, UK, USA and many more. The great thing about UC Student Exchange is that you pay UC tuition fees and do not pay tuition fees at the partner university. We are also offering economy return airfares to eligible students.*

*Please note that terms and conditions apply.

The application deadline for most exchanges in Semester One 2019 is coming up on 31 May 2018, so don’t delay! For all information, including entry requirements, how to apply and a full list of exchange partners, visit the outgoing exchange website.

During a recent visit to France, Jacinda Ardern spoke at Sciences Po Paris about the challenges of climate change from a Pacific perspective. This was followed by a dialogue with students, moderated by Laurence Tubiana, professor at Sciences Po and ambassador for climate change negotiations in 2015. Check out the full interview here.

Three incredible weeks in China – Peking University Summer Programme

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Applications are now open for the 2017 Peking University Programme! If you are an undergraduate student studying at UC and interested in spending five weeks in vibrant Beijing, China find application details and more information here>

Nick shares his experience at Peking University, Beijing as part of the Summer Programme.

I had the most incredible three weeks in China at the end of 2016, and I am forever grateful that I was able to participate in the Peking University Summer Programme. I strongly believe that three weeks of summer school overseas can teach more life skills than an entire year in the classroom.

For the duration of our programme we were based on campus at Peking University, where we were constantly amazed by what the campus had to offer. Upon our arrival on campus we were greeted by a Colour Run that spanned the campus and showed just how picturesque Peking University is  in winter.

On campus we attended various workshops and seminars in Peking’s School of Foreign Languages, which were both informative and culturally enriching. I was also able to meet a bunch of international law students and attend classes with them, giving me insight into life on campus for an international student.

Beyond the campus, we were provided with many opportunities to soak up the rich history and culture of Beijing, allowing us to put our classroom knowledge into perspective. One of the highlights of my trip was visiting the Great Wall of China. It is one of those things that the pictures can’t do it justice: you really have to experience it to understand just how incredible it is.

I also thoroughly enjoyed exploring the city in my down time, which is where I felt I developed an understanding of the heart of Beijing. Personal highlights of my exploring include: navigating the subway system, ordering hot pot in a hutong street alley, discovering hidden markets, and taking a bullet train to Tianjin. It is these experiences that undoubtedly broadened my horizons and taught me many important life skills.

China is an incredible country, and I’m eager to return in the future. I can’t recommend the programme enough to anyone who is thinking about applying, as it has hands down been the highlight of my university experience so far.